Problem engaging 4wd in 100 series

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 20:06
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Hi All,

I am considering purchasing an auto (5 speed) 2003 turbo diesel 100 series cruiser. It's at a great price but has not had a great service history, with 2/3 or so of the services being missed and the rest pretty intermittent. It has 105K on the clock. I've taken it for a test drive and while it drives pretty well, I could not engage the 4wd lever. I've owned cruisers before and know how much force should need to be applied, and this thing just wouldn't budge. The centre and factory rear lock seemed to engage OK, in that I could hear the "click" as well as the dash light coming on. I'm thinking about organizing an RACQ inspection on Tuesday morning, but am keen to hear your thoughts on:

- purchasing a turbo diesel 100 series with bad service record (105K)
- what the problem with not being able to engage the 4wd low lever could be.

Many thanks,
Mick.
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Reply By: oldpop - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 20:50

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 20:50
Hi Mick
Not real sure but I think they have to be in park or neutral to engage low

Regards
Oldpop
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Follow Up By: MickeyV - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 21:28

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 21:28
Yep tried that.

Cheers,

Mick.
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Reply By:- Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 21:13

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 21:13
I bought a used 100 series diesel manual with about 180K on it and had to disassemble and lubricate the low range select stick because it had never been used and wouldn't budge.
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Follow Up By: MickeyV - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 21:28

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 21:28
Was that a big job and what was the cost?

Cheers,

Mick.
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Follow Up By:- Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 21:30

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 21:30
I'm no mechanic and it took me an hour or so. Cost me nothing but my time.
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Reply By: chisel - Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 22:12

Saturday, Apr 11, 2009 at 22:12
I bought a 100 TD that I think had never been in low range before. Definitely required a firm shove, but not ridiculous. Still quite firm.

Not sure on service history being important. Was it serviced without books stamped or definitely not serviced?
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Follow Up By: MickeyV - Sunday, Apr 12, 2009 at 08:26

Sunday, Apr 12, 2009 at 08:26
Definitely not serviced.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Apr 12, 2009 at 07:17

Sunday, Apr 12, 2009 at 07:17
How many times have the servicing pages been stamped? The recommended servicing interval is 10,000k so expect half the pages to not be stamped - they the 5k extra services for severe conditions. So if 2/3rd were missed, I calculate it has only been serviced 3 times. Is that the way it is?
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Follow Up By: MickeyV - Sunday, Apr 12, 2009 at 08:25

Sunday, Apr 12, 2009 at 08:25
It's had about 6 or so services over 105K. A couple of services were about 6K apart, and there was one stretch of about 25K without a service. Is this likely to have caused damage to these motors, or is it a case of just picking up regular services from now on and all is OK? It's not blowing any smoke but sounds a little more rattly than the other 100 TD's I've driven over the past few weeks. I think it's again about 20K since it's last service.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Apr 12, 2009 at 09:43

Sunday, Apr 12, 2009 at 09:43
If the vehicle has been used for normal running, its highly unlikely to have caused a problem. These motors are direct injection and don't produce a lot of soot. A suboptimal service history means you can talk down the price.

If it sounds rattly, it needs its valve clearances checked and adjusted. Get this done by someone who knows these motors, as they are a peculiar arrangement with two valves coming off a single tappet.

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