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    Rebuilding steering box

    Can I offer a potential quick fix to this? 7 years ago my steering box started leaking ( a lot ), I added approx 50mls of brake fluid and then a couple of days later I added about the same and then it stopped leaking and has never leaked since... Sometimes the reason these leak is the O rings...
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    extra oil cooler for 1994 autobox

    Thanks for that Australia can be hot but where we are we have the extremes -7DegC Winter and high 30's Summer so I am thinking that I should use the radiator just to warm up the ATF as I do do a lot of short trips... still early days in working out what I need to do... After I posted that I...
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    extra oil cooler for 1994 autobox

    I have one of these to keep an eye on the engine temp (to get around the dead spot on the factory gauge) I wonder if I got another one whether if bolted to the right place on the Transmission should give a good temp reading? For the price and easy install I think something along these lines...
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    extra oil cooler for 1994 autobox

    I was speaking with Wholesale Automatics just the other day and said that they do them for the old A442F Hydraulic boxes in fact he also mentioned that (in Aus anyway) they are very hard to come by as they were only produced between 1990 and 1992 so I was lucky to pick one up that very morning...
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    extra oil cooler for 1994 autobox

    I have been reading up on these gearboxes just lately as I am about to do a manual to auto conversion, the A442F gearboxes suffer badly with heat as they tend to slip alot in the gears and don't lock up well, I have been told that the main reasons these fail is due to heat... A after market...
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    Red turbo light

    Yep it is that connector on the back or another prob with the alternator... But you are getting close, get that plug out again and spray some WD40 or CRC in there and put it back... Mine was like a disco at night on the dash before I did that... good luck :)
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    442F Gearbox ID

    Manual and Auto's are both 4.1:1 in Aus anyway, not sure about you guy's...
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    Red turbo light

    It could be the start of a very common problem and one I have experienced twice in the past 12 years... the last time I am confident that it will not happen for sometime to come. The plug in the back of the alternator is your problem and the contacts.. the last time I unplugged it and...
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    442F Gearbox ID

    I feel like I am doing some thread mining but there isn't too much around the 442F Gearboxes and thought I would throw something in just to see if there is anyone with advice out there... I have a 1991 HDJ80 5 speed manual and have just purchased a second hand 442f Hydraulic gearbox and...
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    Another BEB shocker

    I take it this was the first time these bearings had been looked at. ? You were lucky that you caught it before it cocked a leg for sure.... I got Toyota to replace mine after the 80 had done 75,000km and they had started to flake but nothing like those..... I have been told that use the...
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