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Old 06-05-2013, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Purchased a local Samurai from a local on e-bay. drove it out the gate went two miles shifted to 5th and it locked up. Called him back he fixed it? brought it to my ranch, drove it later in the day guess what locked up again in 5th. Won't return my calls. Now the question is there anyone located in South/Central Texas who works on Trackers/Samis? if so could you give me their contact info. I have a tracker I would like to gut engine & tranny and perhaps put in Sami or repair the tranny. tks - Pegleg Dave
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You may have a sloppy shifter bushing which is inexpensive and quick to fix.
Watch the third video down.
Suzuki Samurai Sloppy Shifter Fix Bushings and Bolts
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I'm inclined to ask, what do you mean by "locked up"? What "locked up"? The engine? brakes?

You are asking about repairing the transmission, so if we assume that the shifter locked up, then Joe Z is probably correct, a worn shifter seat (or sheet) is a common problem and an easy fix.
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Fordan, point well taken, the transmission will not down shift from 5th gear. the Local "Sammi Expert" I bought it from said he replaced the shifter bushing after the first event and it did exactly the same thing as I went thru the gears and "got stuck" in 5th and will not allow me to downshift.
I guess it would be a pretty cheap investment to try another one before I purchased a rebuilt transmission. thanks to both you and Joe Z.
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oops Sorry Fordem for misspelling!
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Joe Z I have attempted to contact those guys by phone haven't been able to get them to answer. it looks easy enough to replace. By removing the old one will it allow me to shift to neutral then replace with a new one. Sorry for the questions, while old years, I have never busted into a tranny.
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Joe Z I have attempted to contact those guys by phone haven't been able to get them to answer. it looks easy enough to replace. By removing the old one will it allow me to shift to neutral then replace with a new one. Sorry for the questions, while old years, I have never busted into a tranny.
I've never been in a zuk tranny so not sure if you can get neutral but try the following link for another place to try for the bushing
http://www.trailtough.com/index.php?...mart&Itemid=53
This is a great site for DIY Stuff....hover your mouse over "Rookie" and "Suzuki Tech" to see all types of repairs you may need to do in the future.Samurai – DIY Shifter Bolt Transmission fix | iZook - Suzuki 4x4 Tech Information, Accessories, Travel & Adventure
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Hey Peg, What's your location ?? Go see the seller & find out how he fixed it the 1st time.. Good skill to have . I was in the Yucatan Jungle of Mexico in a rental Jeep when the entire shifted came off in my hand. The chick I had picked up was not impressed UNTILL we were on our way again.
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Near San Antonio he won't respond to e-mail, txt or phone call, sold a junker and I am sure laughed all the way to the bank. talked to the vendor Joe Z recommended and they proclaimed the problem way beyond the bushing. I unfortunately see a tranny in the future.
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Near San Antonio he won't respond to e-mail, txt or phone call, sold a junker and I am sure laughed all the way to the bank. talked to the vendor Joe Z recommended and they proclaimed the problem way beyond the bushing. I unfortunately see a tranny in the future.
AS cheap as that bushing is try that first and learn how to unlock it too. Have you ever gone to the dentist and they find the most expensive way to fix your teeth even though 1 yr earlier you had them fixed at great cost elsewhere?
If your going to purchase a new tranny first take the old one apart after trying the bushing thing and look for worn shifting forks/sliders

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