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Swapping out AT to MT...who has done it?
Posted 11 November 2009 - 06:13 PM
I'm interested in swapping out the auto tranny in my 2000 Outback in favor of a 5-speed. Can anyone who's done this give me any insight on how difficult this project is, and any steps that might be overlooked by someone who hasn't done it yet? I don't know how much wiring (speed sensors, warning lights, etc) there is. And I don't know how hard it is to install the tranny-to-interior pieces (pedals, shifter, etc).
Anyone have experience?
Posted 11 November 2009 - 09:28 PM
piecing together something like this gets annoying when you start finishing off details like hoses, cables, clips, trim, bolts, screws, springs, etc.
it's a fair amount of work, i find removing the pedal assemblies quite annoying do yourself a favor and pull the steering column out of the way.
manual trans may have different final drive so make sure you get the rear diff if it is.
you'll need to decide if you want a hydraulic clutch or cable clutch as subaru had both in the EJ stuff.
Posted 12 November 2009 - 12:48 AM
clutch stuff (cable, or master cylinder, etc.)
driveshaft is a different length
it's not too bad. I've done it on GC imprezas a couple times. one time we pieced it together. definitely do-able.
Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:25 AM
Posted 12 November 2009 - 11:41 AM
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