Stiff Transfer Case shift - 80 Series

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 09:41
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Hi.

Shifting between high and low range in my 1991 80 Series Landcruiser has become very difficult due to stiffness. I have no doubt that this is due to a buildup of dust and dirt in the shift mechanism.

Is there an easy fix for this? Removing the gearbox/transfer case is probably beyond my capabilities. I am hoping I can get to it from within the cabin.

I will have the carpet and seats out over the next few days and so it presents an opportunity to fix it if I can.

Thanks in advance.

Jack
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Reply By: Member - David Will (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 11:31

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 11:31
Hi Jack,

I have had the same problem in 1993 80 series.

all l did was pull all the pull everything off the top eg gear knobs , rubber boots, then you can get to the shifter very easy.

all l did was pull it off and give it a good spray with CRC or WD-40 to give it a good clean, dry it out and then coat it in graphite to help with it not sticking again for a while.

Very easy fix, l have had to do it a few times after going in some deep holes with mud and water.

hope this helps,

David Will
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Follow Up By: guzzi - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 13:02

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 13:02
what David said.
I had the same problem, same fix.
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 14:27

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 14:27
Thank you. I was hoping it was easy to fix. I assume I just unbolt the shift lever from the top of the box and draw it out. Sounds good to me.
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Follow Up By: Member - DOZER- Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 22:33

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 22:33
The bit that needs lube should be covered in grease to keep water out...its not lifting up to low ...is it....if you can get the top off without taking the vinyl out, even easier...there is a rubber boot under the floor boots.
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