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Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:31 pm

Hi Guys

my Prado auto box is making a whining noise and oil is not red any more, auto gearbox specialists ,says
the clutch material is coming loose and clogs filter then pump whines.

Any one know of a secondhand box lying around that i can buy,rebuilding mine to expensive

Martin

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Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:26 pm

Geez, sorry to hear about this, Martin. Speak to JohanM, you might be able to salvage the gearbox from his old Prado from whoever has it now.


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Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:06 pm

tks Eric

i will contact him

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Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:40 pm

Ask he guys that import the V8 Lexus engines. Sometimes a guy takes the engine with out the autobox. These boxes are similar to the Prado 120. Ask if it will work with the 90.

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Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:08 pm

hi guys

So i followed the resident experts advice (Louis) and contacted Lextrene
according to them all that is needed is different bell housing and the 5 speed A650 box fits to my Prado
no problem with t/case bolts to box
At R4500.00 for both ,lot cheaper than 26000.00 quote from gearbox place
will visit them on Friday to confirm
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Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:25 pm

Shot, Martin!


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Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:32 pm

Martin

Just check your Vin plate on the firewall. The Prado 90 did not use the A650 box. It used the A343 Gearbox.
The A650 is a 5 speed gearbox and the ECU on your Prado is 4 speed so the ECU and gearbox is not going to like each other very much and also the gear ratio's do differ a lot. Rather just ask N14x4 for a price on the correct gearbox. I know they have 2/3 90 series Prado's there all automatic.

The A343 Gearbox ratio's are like follows:

1st 2nd 3rd O/D Reverse
2.804:1 1.530:1 1.000:1 0.753:1 2.393:1

The A650 Ratios:

1 2 3 4 5 Rev
3.357 2.180 1.424 1.000 0.753 3.431
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Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:24 pm

hi Guys

After having spoken on the phone to Lextreme and thinking they may have misunderstood what i was asking,i went there to talk to them(not far from my work)
I would need an adapter plate for both engine and t/case to fit Lexus box,tks Johan for info.
So back to square one looking for a gearbox
Martin

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Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:40 pm

Hi Martin,

Did you give Toyota & Colt Spares a try? They mainly salvage parts from accident damage vehicles. Maybe, just maybe they can help you with a decent mileage box.

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Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:46 pm

hi Johann

i will contact them

Martin

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