Need help, gearbox compatibility

Discussion in 'Other Almera Discussion' started by David Gall, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. David Gall

    David Gall

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    Hey all, i was wonderinf if someone could help me out here.

    The gearbox in my 2004 1.4 Almera SE has packed in and i may have a replacement but i do not know if it is compatible with my car.

    The replacement i have been told is from a 1.5 2004 almera.

    Does anyone know, i tried looking in google but im not sure where to look, thats when i found this forum.

    Any help would be appreciated greatly!
     
  2. Nugget Beercase

    Nugget Beercase

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    A N16 with a 1.4? Are you sure..?

    To my knowledge they were equipped with either a 1.5l or a 1.8l engine. The 1.4 engine was on the previous model (N15) Almeras. I'm pretty confident that you have the 1.5l (QG15DE) engine.
     
  3. David Gall

    David Gall

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    Yea i think you may be right, i think i was told i had a 1.4. Just checked the documents and it is a 1497cc engine.
    Thanks for getting back to me so quick, i wouldn’t have checked the docs otherwise cause i was sure it was a 1.4
     
  4. Nugget Beercase

    Nugget Beercase

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    No problem, and yeah 1497cc is rounded up to 1.5l. :)

    Did the old gearbox break? The 1.5 is paired to a quite weak gearbox, I've seen many with damaged bearings. They first start whining / making noise or vibrating and then suddenly go out.

    At some point there was discussion about possible underfilling (not enough gearbox oil) from the factory.

    Anyway, if you get a used 1.5 gearbox, be sure to change the gearbox oil unless you know its' history. The correct transmission code is RS5F30A and model number is 4M506. (with possibly a letter after, I've seen boxes with V, VB and VC after the 4M506)
     
  5. Sam

    Sam Moderator Staff Member

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    the filler plug was manufactured too low on the box, so you cannot put enough oil in, causes the failure of the box, incredibly common issue and a known fault, no guarantee a replacement box wont suffer the same fate.
     
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