1997 1.6 16V - gearbox problems - ashy
i bought a 1.6 16v vitara 1997. went out in it at the weekend and it started to make a rumble noise when moving in all gears apart from fourth! and now its become to a load squeeking noise! could it be the thrust bearring??could anyone help?
ashy

edited to include YEAR and ENGINE details in the subject header - as per the various ignored requests to do so!

Edited by Webmaster on 11/02/2008 at 23:05

gearbox problems - Screwloose
ashy

Sounds more like layshaft bearings in the gearbox. Are you sure that it's not in 4-wheel drive?

Trade or private seller?
gearbox problems - ashy
thanks for your quick reply. yeah its defo not stuck in 4wd. is it a big job to do the layshaft bearings or is it cheaper to get a recon gearbox?
gearbox problems - Screwloose

I'd ask around your local garages to find out who's a good gearbox man locally and get them to repair it.
gearbox problems - ashy
cheers for your quick replies and your help.
ashy
water in gearbox - ashy
ive drained the oil in the gearbox and there is water in it would this of caused any problems to anything else in the gearbox or transmition box?

{moved to your previous question as related}

Edited by Dynamic Dave on 20/02/2008 at 18:40

water in gearbox - Screwloose
ashy

That will very likely depend on the source of the water - if it's from off-roading, then it would contain mud and that will turn the lube into grinding paste.
 

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