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Anyone changed a mk3 hilux gearbox and some hilux pictures ?

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I will be changing the gearbox and transfer box on my mk3 hilux tipper soon, has anyone else done one? 

Any particular difficulties? What do you have to remove in the cab to do the job? Roughly how long should it take? 

Ive done loads of defender boxes, but never on anything else.

and a few pictures of it when it worked! 

Thanks in  advance, William







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Cheers, had a normal mk3 10+ years ago, moved on to defenders but always had a mk3 shaped hole! Probablem was the price, I could never go back to the mk3 as I need 3.5ton towing capacity. Saw this for a reasonable price, had to have it! Even if I had to drive 800 mile in 20 hours to collect it. It's a monster off road and when I get it sorted it will be a be a great second truck. 


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Well the boxes are out, was fairly straightforward to do, I've never used the socket UJ so much though! Just got to get them back in now

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I had a MK3 years back.   I changed the gearbox out a time or two..  shouldn't take more than a day if you get stuck in..


from what I remember its a pretty straight forward job..

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Well it's back in! We dropped it with  brute force and a trolley jack, put it back in with a hoist through the passenger door. 

Id say that it is twice as easy as a defender box change, although the big wheels and suspension lift helped with access underneath. 

We did it in a couple of sessions, but I think 2 of us could do one in a morning, having done 1. 

Boxes work lovely now, and a new custom made pipe has made the power steering finger light:thumbup1:





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