Photos of 4 Speed Auto 1985. 280GE

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twiggster73
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Hi there
I have a lwb 1985 g wagon and we are putting back in a reconditioned 4 speed auto box! After installing there is a vibration and we may be missing a bracket from the gear box to the transfer case? Could anyone please send a picture underneath their G to see if we've put it back right and if we're missing any thing else? Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Photos of 4 Speed Auto 1985. 280GE

A manual 5 speed getrag box will give much better mpg and better performance

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Re: Photos of 4 Speed Auto 1985. 280GE
I loved my 5 speed manual. Now have a 4 speed auto and miss that extra gear. Doesn't help the poster though. I will take a pic in the morning. 230ge auto.
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Re: Photos of 4 Speed Auto 1985. 280GE

Agree if he's sticking to originality 

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Re: Photos of 4 Speed Auto 1985. 280GE

From the other site, he got the answer and I provided a couple of pictures of the brace from the engine or gearbox to the transfer box.  Its an A-frame affair and MB no longer make it, so if its lost you need a spare part.  You get different lengths depending on 6 cylinder or 4 cylinder etc. 

Its also possible to be mis-assembly of the prop shafts (not in original orientation?), but the fact that the brace is not there is a pretty good start.

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Re: Photos of 4 Speed Auto 1985. 280GE

HI - PRWales - you answered my question on another post - will this getrag gearbox go straight in or is there work to be done to make it match the 110 engine??

Thanks for any help.

 

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Re: Photos of 4 Speed Auto 1985. 280GE

I'll ask them, it may not as the 230 is the 4 cylinder version of the later 6 cylinder 103 engine that replaced the 280, as soon as I get a reply I'll pass it on

Message back is that the starter is on the opposite side so won't fit