70 series Troop Carrier Gear box problems?

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Has any one heard of this version of T/C having gear box problems similar to its older 75 series cousin?
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 12:57

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 12:57
The very early 78 series I think 2000 or 2001 had a reported issue with gearbox but it seems to have been addressed.
A site search or Google will probably bring up some info.

What year and model are you referring to?

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 13:01

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 13:01
Here is one such reply from 2003 discussing the issue.

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Follow Up By: Member - Marilyn P (NSW) - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 13:13

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 13:13
The absolute latest one - freshly delivered Oct 09, now with 2000 km on odometer.
I did have the problem with my older T/C '97 model.
Was curious about the gear box of the latest ones now 12 years down the track.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 13:33

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 13:33
There has not been any reported gearbox issue with any model of the 70 series Landcruiser to my knowledge since the issue I mentioned above and that appeared to be pretty short lived.
If there is I'm sure someone will post with the details.

By all accounts the V8 generation of the Landcruiser have been performing exceptionally well and there are a bloody million of them out there now.

Phil G (SA) will be along shortly no doubt and he has a good memory for this sort of stuff, I'm sure he will be able to give you some background history on the various model gearbox's etc.

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Follow Up By: Member - Marilyn P (NSW) - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 13:41

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 13:41
Thanks John,

Good to hear. Will continue on out there with confidence.

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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 13:28

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 13:28
Hi Marilyn,

I assume you are actually referring to the 78 Series Troopy's, the one that replaced the 75 Series Troopy. This information also applies to the 79 Series cab chassis which replaced the 75 Series cab chassis.

The problem depends on the factory fitted engine oddly enough.

If the Troopy is fitted with the 1HZ diesel engine then it also gets a Prado sized manual gearbox and could be prone to the problem.

If the Troopy has a petrol engine or a factory turbo diesel then it has the heavier duty manual gearbox and no problem. (Yes, I do know Toyota haven't brough into Australia a petrol Troopy for heaven knows how long)

Hope that helps,

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Follow Up By: Member - Marilyn P (NSW) - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 13:40

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 13:40
Thanks Geoff,

It's the factory turbo diesel so should be confident (with care) I won't have problems.
The old one was a 75 series, diesel but after market turbo (hence the problem).

Thanks for the giudance.

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Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 14:20

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 14:20
Hi Geoff,

My understanding is that the problem ONLY affected the early independent suspension models. If you have leaf springs - no problem. If coils then you need to look at year of manufacture.

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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 14:31

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 14:31
Hi KK,
Exactly, it was the early coil sprung models with the 1HZ diesel. 7x Series Landcruisers don't have independent suspension, all are live axle.

The general rule of thumb is if you have the factory turbo diesel or a petrol in a coil front end model you don't have the problem. If you have the 1HZ diesel then you need to investigate the year of manufacture.

In Marilyn's case she has the factory TD so no problem.

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