Early 80’s Toyota lovers do know how well their machine been servicing as their riding horse. Over the decade of wear and tear, the Toyota 4K gearbox does need servicing and worse come to worse, need a major overhauling.
Toyota Starlet KP61 belongs to Amer Asmadinar are having a gearbox malfunction when the fifth gear doesn’t seem to be engage in static nor during cruising. During the initial checking, it was suspected that the ‘mesh gear’ has worn out and need to be replace.
Jack up the car and start dismantle the propeller shaft and doing checking onto the main gearbox shaft. We found out that the shaft have quite a lot free-play and above the tolerance. With this symptom, it’s not just a mesh gear problem, the two main bearing also need to be replace.
We haven’t had the chance of using a proper car jack, head on to Giant Store and purchase a 1 Ton Car Jack for RM110. It prove to be handy at first use tho. Not recommended if you going to use it on a regular basis. Put the car on stand and start draining the gearbox oil.