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Old February 4th, 2006, 12:22 PM
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Need help with Transmission question.

Hey gang!

First - thanks for all the help!

I own a 95 D-90. About 6 months ago my transfer box crapped out on me. I replaced it. Yesterday - at a red light - I put the 90 in 1st and went NOWHERE. All I heard was a little clicking underneath me.

I had no indication that the trans was going to fail. Since I have owned the 90 it has been a little sensitive shifting (just had to be a little slow changing gears) but it never seemed to get worse.

Curious about what it could be that would strand me like that - I mean other than the transmission which is a $2400 part.

I tried locking the diff - I tried every gear - nothing made me move an inch.

Thanks a bunch for the time and help,

Mike
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Old February 4th, 2006, 06:33 PM
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Sounds like the mainshaft snapped or the splines stripped out. I'd pull the PTO cover and inspect the splines/input gear.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 08:25 PM
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I appreciate the answer - but don't understand a word of it.

Is that serious? Expensive? More expensive than a transmission.

Could it be anything else.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 08:43 PM
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What he means is that it sounds like possibly the output shaft coming out of the transmission may have stripped out. You can take the round PTO cover off the back of the transfer case to inspect it while still in the truck.

If that is what went out, it's new tranny time..... you may be able to get it rebuilt locally, or do an exchange with Rob (the other guy posting in the thread), or George at RoversDownSouth. The internals or complete units are readily available from a number of sources.

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Old February 6th, 2006, 02:58 PM
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Is there any other possibilities? I am taking it to my local shop and would LOVE to give him the order of what to check. I am always suspicious (I try not to be) that they will jump into the new transmission instead of some cheaper alternative.
Could it be the clutch? which is only 5000 miles old. Seems to spring back perfectly when I push the clutch.
Someone said something about a CV joint? I could have the letters wrong.
I have had "car people" tell me that a manual transmission ought to last 300000 miles. Sounds too good to be true - but they are pretty bright about autos.

Thanks a lot for the info - any other possibilities are appreciated

Mike
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Old February 7th, 2006, 09:09 PM
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UPDATE: (in case it helps someone else)

Turns out it was my transfer case. Strange - since I put a new one in 6 months ago. But better than a new transmission bacause this one is under warrenty - which saves me $2400.

Atlantic British is sending a new one and taking the old one back.

Is there anything else I should be yelling about. I don't think that the warrenty covers the cost of putting it on the truck - does it?

Thanks all

Mike
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Old February 8th, 2006, 10:13 AM
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It wouldn't hurt to ask. Your talking about at least $1,000 in labor cost.

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Old February 8th, 2006, 10:44 AM
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$1000 in labor?! Are you kidding? I can't see it taking more than one hour for a shop. OK, double it to make sure. That should be $200 with a generous labor rate.
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