First post here after reading lots looking for clues,both here and many other forums.
I have a 96'Feroza SX11 (Australian model)which I have owned for 4 years.
It´s never missed a beat (Until now!).
Drove to a local shop, and when I came out, couldn´t engage reverse gear.
No grinding and all 5 forward gears are as usual.Reverse position feels like it is blocked solid.
Drove home and checked free wheel hubs, 4wd selection clutch, etc.
All the info I had found so far online suggested an issue with
a bolt/nut that holds R/5th gear selector, and usually people mistake this for the trans fluid level/topup bolt and undo it therefore causing the problem. I haven´t undone this bolt recently and do use the correct bolt as listed in my owner´s manual for fluid topup.
However, after reading this site´s past posts, there appears to be a common, almost legendary fault where
the locknut on the mainshaft in the transfer case comes
What odds this is my problem?
And also any repairs needed will be DIY after being quoted AU$650 to have a look by first shop and AU$1000 to drop the gearbox and up to AU$3000 ¨depending what´s wrong¨ to fix it.
Thought my gearbox repairing days were over, the
last time was a Borg Warner single rail 15 years ago
and again that was inspired by a quote from a shop...........