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Old 11-04-17
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Just wondering/Interested if anyone has experienced a total failure of there manual 5 speed gearbox. On a recent drive from Sydney to Brisbane the gearbox shat its self where there was no drive no mater what gear was selected or doping to H4. Car is 12-06 build Diesel.

Had cruse set at 80ks in 5th, going up a steep incline through one of the many work zones currently on the Pacific Highway. Herd a sound similar to a muffled POP then no drive, prier to this there was no abnormal noise or sound from the car prier to the failure. After however there was a sound of badly meshing gears from the box. Had the car floated to Coffs Harbour for further investigation.

Upon removing the box from the car i was advised that the (spline driving the transfer case) had spat the dummy this results in no drive through the box. The resulting metal has got through the box and transfer box. This requires a total box rebuild at great expense. I'm informed that this is a fairly regular occurrence in Pajeros and Tritons. However i'm not able to find anything for jen 4 Pajeros for this type of failure.

The box is being repaired now and the bed mate has decided that it is all my fault!!
Thanks in advance.
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Sorry to hear mate.

From my recollection yours would be the first one I've heard of.
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There's been a couple of us destroy transfer cases (me included) but don't recall actual gearboxes.

I changed my TC over the Christmas holiday season and can't imagine how a failure in the gearbox could contaminate the TC - they are both completely separate assemblies with independent oil systems (don't even have to drain the auto trans to replace the TC. I assume manuals would be the same).
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Shearing of the splines between the gearbox and transfer was an issue on the NM, although still an uncommon event.
There have been a few occurrences reported on this forum.
The manual gearbox never changed much from the NM through to later models as far as I was aware...
You might ne the first NS to suffer this isdue though?
How many km on the car, out of curiosity?
Good luck with the repair!
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I acquired my 2007 NS nearly two years ago very cheap ($1) because it had destroyed its gearbox. Required a change of both the gearbox and t/f case. I opted for a second hand unit on the basis that it should be a very rare event and it was considerably cheaper. Since then have had no issues (fingers firmly crossed now). KM's at the time were around 170,000, it's now on 178,000.
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I acquired my 2007 NS nearly two years ago very cheap ($1) because it had destroyed its gearbox. Required a change of both the gearbox and t/f case. I opted for a second hand unit on the basis that it should be a very rare event and it was considerably cheaper. Since then have had no issues (fingers firmly crossed now). KM's at the time were around 170,000, it's now on 178,000.
Hi Cento,

The car has 159K, i picked it up with 109.
I'm led to believe that the previous owner did use it as a tow vehicle for a while.
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The guy I bought mine off had used it to tow his boat but his boss was the original owner and I think he might have abused it a bit. Gearbox failures I would think are a rare thing in any make of car though I have heard and read that towing in 5th doesn't do it any favours, especially uphill.
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My last Pajero a 2002 DiD NM had a gearbox failure at 88k in 2006. It turned out to be a faulty selector fork, it broke in two sending a piece through the side of the case. At the time a new MM box was $4500 plus fitting but I bought a second hand one for $2200 plus fitting. At the time it was the only one known to have failed.
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Hi all,

Gearbox fixed and installed. Some details of failure, the input shaft out of the gearbox into the transfer case has a gear that sits over a set of straight cut splines in the shaft.
The splines and the gear splines wore totally striped out. Making the shaft and gear two independent items in the drive line. Hence no drive out of the gear box into the transfer case.

My first impression is the amount of driveline backlash that has disappeared is significant. When I back off no, clunk is heard in the drive to the point where the bride has noticed how much tighter things feel. The shift is positive and not as sloppy or vague as was the case prior to the failure.

Fore some time I was chasing a clunk sound. Had the rear drive nuts check several times with reports saying it was ok. So it appears that the noise was coming from the gearbox all the time. I'm pleased that the noise has disappeared, but would prefer to have the money sitting in my bank account.

I tried to add photo of the gear and the shaft to the post but won't work on the iPad.

Very happy with the way the car drives now. Pajero is a nice bus.
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If the photo is on your ph, download the app. Tapatalk. Find the forum, log in come to this thread and upload direct from your ph photos. Select small or medium but large is LARGE. Saves going through photo bucket or the like.

Would love to see the pics.
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