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 Post subject: BA XT TRANS ISSUE ADVICE
Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:43 pm 
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Hello Wise Ford people :)
Ive got a 2003 BA XT
The transmission is on its way out, high pitch grinding noise in low gears and sometimes doesnt kick straight into gear until you rev her a bit.
Just wanting some advice on if its cheaper to buy a 2nd hand trans or to get mine reconditioned?
Is the transmission something you can do your self at home if i was to buy another one to swap out?
Does anyone have a BA 4 speed for sale?
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Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:42 am 
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You can probly get a2nd hand box for 400 or so and yea they are ezy enough to do yourself. I done mine after a few too many burnouts. Lol.

Or a rebuild be like 2g. But the catch is you don't know how long the second handie will hold on for..

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:13 am 
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the best advice i would give would be to have it reconditioned that way it's all new and covered again, mum had hers replaced in the xr6 a while ago it only just lasted out the year b4 it started to give us trouble.
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Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:38 pm 
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Benny D wrote:
You can probly get a2nd hand box for 400 or so and yea they are ezy enough to do yourself. I done mine after a few too many burnouts. Lol.

Or a rebuild be like 2g. But the catch is you don't know how long the second handie will hold on for..


How were you able to jack the car up high enough to fit the new one underneath?
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Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:54 pm 
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drive the front onto some sturdy ramps and jack up the back end with a trolley jack and stuck a stockie onder each back tyre incase it came down.

then ya gotta slide the box under. lol. its a tight fit but ive done it.

either that or pay someone 500 to remove and refit a box.. i thought stuff that. one weekend a mate and a few tinnies and shes all good.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:03 pm 
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Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:55 pm 
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Thanks :)
I Think that might be the way!
$100 for some tinnies is cheaper than paying a mechanic :)
Anyone know any for sale cheap?
I wen't to the wreckers today, they wanted $860 :s
Seems too much?
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Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:13 pm 
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Could you just borrow a mechs hoist on say a saturday arvo / sunday when they normally closed - not sure on liabilities etc but save u stuffin around with ramps etc

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:06 am 
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phil545 wrote:
Could you just borrow a mechs hoist on say a saturday arvo / sunday when they normally closed - not sure on liabilities etc but save u stuffin around with ramps etc


Unfortunately I don't know any mechanics that would let me :'(
that would however be awesome!

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:17 pm 
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Hello All
Just letting you know ended up buying a 2nd hand for $400
Installed myself over weekend.
No Problems so far been around 10,000Kms :D
Thanks!

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:30 pm 
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oh nice work, thanks for the update!

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Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:37 pm 
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jakebox wrote:
Hello All
Just letting you know ended up buying a 2nd hand for $400
Installed myself over weekend.
No Problems so far been around 10,000Kms :D
Thanks!


good stuff. pretty easy after the starter motor is out of the way :lol: :lol:

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:26 pm 
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Benny D wrote:
jakebox wrote:
Hello All
Just letting you know ended up buying a 2nd hand for $400
Installed myself over weekend.
No Problems so far been around 10,000Kms :D
Thanks!


good stuff. pretty easy after the starter motor is out of the way :lol: :lol:


LOL that starter motor took me like 1hr to take off, A pain in the BUTT!
Thanks Guys!
Well worth doing yourself!
She is still going perfect after this time so im very happy and lucky!
Cheers!

 

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