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Lost reverse gear

PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:33 pm
by richardh
Hi all, my saga continues!
Still can't get the damn dgas to idle properly and now I've got no reverse gear.
Really getting peed off now. If it it's not one thing it's another.

Goes into 1-5 ok but ant find what's wrong.

Anyone got any ideas at all.

Cheers,
Richard

Re: Lost reverse gear

PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:06 pm
by simeon
Is it an R380 or LT77 box?. LT77's are prone to shearing the reverse idler shaft on early variants, later ones are generally ok. If it's an R380 or later LT77/LT77S, it could be the bias spring plate for the lever has fractured.

Re: Lost reverse gear

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:07 am
by richardh
Hi, its an lt77? (reverse is top left)
has only been standing in driveway since last used (well i say used, its going back and forth a few feet every month til i can get the damn thing sorted)

are these easy to check or is it a box-out job? :(

Re: Lost reverse gear

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:23 pm
by simeon
the bias plate & spring are just under the gaitor at the base of the the main gearlever, easily accessible. The reverse idler gear is buried in the bowels of the main box.

Re: Lost reverse gear

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:32 pm
by richardh
Thanks folks, I took it apart and the ball bearing inside is not pushing back against the spring.
So looks like I need a new part.
Cheers for all your advice