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ever heard of the $600 nut... here it is
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This nut killed my gearbox, though the box might still be repairable...



Check my website for more details
http://roger.beverleypaine.com/tx5.html
scroll down to the big UPDATED text.

I had know idea this nut was in there until I pulled the gearbox off :eek: must have fallen down one of those rubber vents, or was just left in there when the clutch was done... before I bought the car.

Its all good now except the selector is a bit stiff to move.
 

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hey roger my mum has a 89 tx5 and the gearbox died today :(

how hard was it to replace?
 

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easy as mate, support engine with a brace over hte top, drop all lhs suspension and then take shafts out etc, then the slector shaft and stabilizer bar, wiring etc top mount then the 7 or bolts aorund the box. then pull the box out.
 

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I also removed the crossmember below the gearbox, I think if you sorta know ya stuff it can be done is less than a day, but I seem to always have problems when it comes to cars so it took me a bit longer.
If you have a turbo car the gearbox can be hard to find. also there is a lot more stuff on the turbo car that you need to remove to get to things like the clutch line, but really it wasn't all that hard.
 

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meh thats the same as n/a

you need to pull the i/c pipes out and air box to gain room to move. makes job easier aswell as LHF strut take not of where it was so it goes back in same posistion.
 
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