1985 LeSharo 2.2 Gas

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1985 LeSharo 2.2 Gas

Unread postby hasskamp.john » Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:12 pm

I have a 1985 LS 2.2 gas with about 35,000 miles. Automatic transmission failed recently. Like many of you, I've labored many hours repairing, diagnosing, maintaining the vehicle. Until the AT failure, the rig was running well. Not sure the vehicle is worth the cost of AT rebuild so I am considering selling or scrapping. Interior is good, but exterior body rust.


Is it worth fixing the transmission?


If I decide to sell, what are the best options? The rig is in Minnesota. Anyone buying will need to trailer. Just not sure of the best way to proceed.


Any thoughts are appreciate.


Take care,


John
1985 LS 2.2 Gas
Minnesota




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RE: 1985 LeSharo 2.2 Gas

Unread postby 'Mark' » Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:07 pm

What is the nature of the failure?



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RE: 1985 LeSharo 2.2 Gas

Unread postby hasskamp.john » Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:21 pm

None of the forward or reverse gears operate. Burnt smell to AT fluid.

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Re: 1985 LeSharo 2.2 Gas

Unread postby 'b.elliott' » Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:57 pm

Hi John
You may have missed it but I had my autobox taken out and a seconhand 5 spd
manual put in,you do need either a pit or garage lift,work itself is
simple,but takes at least 2 people
Brian


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Re: 1985 LeSharo 2.2 Gas

Unread postby hasskamp.john » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:42 am

Hi Brian,


Do I need a manual transmission from a later model LS? Are there any other transmissions that will match up?


Thanks.


John

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Re: 1985 LeSharo 2.2 Gas

Unread postby 'b.elliott' » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:24 pm

Hi John
It doesn't need to be an LS,if you can find a van version of the Trafic
series one they had 4/5 speed boxes,mine came from a late 80's french
electricity van,the old hands in the group will know better what was on
the north american market in the 80's than myself
The preferred donor would be 1987-92 Trafic (euro version) complete with
flywheel and pedals.The footpedals are slightly different but pedalbox
is identical.If you are successful in finding contact me again and I
will give you a resume of what I have had to do for the conversion
see this for info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_Trafic

found this on the net
I also wish to do the transformation on my camping van based on a Trafic
Renault T1000D 2068cc diesel (T4X300 from 1982) mounted with a 4 speeds
gearbox NL2.
However, a mechanic from Renault told me to check the space existing
between the back of the gearbox and the place where it is attached to
the structure. Some Trafic vehicles equipped with NL2 gearbox had been
fitted for receiving NL5 ones, some other not(this confirms what Colin
said in his message).
NL5 is longer than NL2 and since now, I was not able to find how long,
but I keep on looking for this data.

NL5 gearboxes have started to be implemented in Trafic vehicles since
1984/85 and the chassis structure had been fitted to receive either NL2
or NL5 gearbox since 1982/83. Nevertheless, this rule is not absolute
and everyone who wants to do the transformation must check it prior any
purchasing or intervention on the vehicle.

Another person from Renault told me that the 2068cc diesel SOFIM 852
engine-type + NL5 gearbox is the same as the one found in Renault 25 TD
or GTD cars. Besides, he also told me a Turbo-Diesel engine from Renault
25 (turbo-D type) is also adaptable to a Trafic vehicle.
I cannot vouch for the truth of all of the above
I suspect the renault master would also be a candidate (2L diesel 2.2L
petrol early 80's)
this is from lesharorv
""I have found in my searches online that there was indeed a 5 speed for
the diesel in the Trafic van. I have not been able to source one
however. The tranny code was NL-5 (sound familiar?) or NE-3 (which is
similar to the one from the R25 GTD).

Hope that helps
Brian





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Re: 1985 LeSharo 2.2 Gas

Unread postby hasskamp.john » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:57 am

I appreciate your help, Brian.

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