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 Post subject: Transfer Case broken
PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:03 pm 
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Hi and hoping someone can help. The transfer case is toast on my 81 Luv diesel 4x4 with a 5-speed. Trying to find a transfer case but I don't know if this was originally a 5-speed because all the ones I'm finding are for 4 speeds. I know the trucks been beefed up but I don't know what the previous owner did to it. Can anybody give me any direction on this cuz I don't want to order a transfer case from a wrecking yard and find out it doesn't fit? Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Transfer Case broken
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:25 pm 
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Gas, or diesel?

And your transmission is from an '86 or '87 Isuzu. There was never a 5-speed 4x4 LUV, because the 5-speed 4x4 didn't come out until 1986.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:38 pm 
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Thanks so much, that helps! Yes it's a diesel. I'm trying to find out if there's some kind of part number stamped on the transfer case.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:56 pm 
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Thanks so much, that helps! Yes it's a diesel. I'm trying to find out if there's some kind of part number stamped on the transfer case.

There's no way to "order" a replacement transmission or transfer case, unfortunately. And that particular 5-speed 4x4 (the MSG5-T) was only offered for two years, in the Isuzu P'up and Trooper. So used ones are pretty scarce. What part of the country are you in? (Wow, I just assumed you're in the US!)

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 Post subject: Re: Transfer Case broken
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:20 am 
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Only made two years that sounds like bad news for me! We're actually out in Utah. The transmission shop said they can't help unless I find the part. Not sure what to do. I looked on car-part.com and see transfer cases but can't tell what ones might work. At least now I know from you it's a 85 or 85 Isuzu transfer case! Do you know if the 85 and 86 are the same?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:23 am 
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Oops, sorry, 86 or 87! Do you know if it matters whether the case I get is for diesel or not? Since mine is a diesel?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:33 am 
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Sputnik3 wrote:
Oops, sorry, 86 or 87! Do you know if it matters whether the case I get is for diesel or not? Since mine is a diesel?

I doubt you'll find just a transfer case, but if you do -- that's a good question. 4wd isn't my forté, but I do know that the gas transmission is interchangeable with the diesel transmission, IF you put a good diesel bell housing (that is, the entire front case half) on it. So you can swap the front case half from your diesel MSG5-T onto the gas MSG5-T and use a gas transmission. I did that with my 2wd diesel truck using a gas 2wd transmission.

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 Post subject: Re: Transfer Case broken
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:17 pm 
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Here's one in California. I've asked him what his price is.
https://www.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.php?t=145473

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 Post subject: Re: Transfer Case broken
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:13 pm 
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He wants $200, and he's in the Sacramento area. I don't think he'd want to ship it.

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 Post subject: Re: Transfer Case broken
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:10 am 
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Oh, well. This happens so often. I even PM'ed him, hoping he'd get an email notification. But he hasn't even been back here.
Last visited: Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:23 am

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 Post subject: Re: Transfer Case broken
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:05 pm 
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Sent you a PM with his email address, Jack


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