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Posted 04 February 2004 - 08:20 PM
Posted 04 February 2004 - 08:49 PM
Posted 04 February 2004 - 09:16 PM
Of course, you'll get plenty of help on this board if you can't afford to spend any money.
Posted 04 February 2004 - 09:46 PM
does the gear shift vibrate or ratle excessively (think common sense here) in any of the gears or is it fade in and out of noise making?
Does it hold its fluid? have you checked it(does it leave stains on the ground?)
Posted 05 February 2004 - 05:22 PM
I am pretty proud of this install...one of the cleaner insalls I've seen in a subie.
So there she is. Thanks for any help with this car, and have a great day.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 09:18 PM
to check the fluid, look for a dipstick on the passinger side opposite the clutch fork.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 09:25 PM
Posted 05 February 2004 - 10:44 PM
the dipstick is almost exactly parallel with the engine oil dipstick up front too. should be within about 5 or 6 inches of the passenger side bolt that holds the engine and tranny together.
make sure your on reasonably level ground and the engine is OFF... its not an automatic so it has to be off to read the dipstick correctly... Just like the engine oil checking.
as for the clicking, whirrrrrring, CLUNKing, tapping, clinking or what ever phonetic attempt at spelling the sounds I think your ears can help you spell out *WHAT* a Wwrrrrrrrr sound is as aposed to a (high-pitched helium inhailing voice)"clink" sound....
dare I guess that made sense to ya?
I'm not trying to be disrespectful at all, just trying to find some common ground to offer help via the electronic fronteer... ya hear me? (thinks to self, "Man I hope I didn't just set myself up for sarcastic jokes later. I do that enough without trying even.")
Posted 05 February 2004 - 10:47 PM
Oh, and as for the whrring/clunking/clicking it sort of a clicking sound when I accelerate in 2nd gear ("chick-a-chick-a-chick-a") and more of a subtle winding noise when it is powering (is there a technical term for that?) as well as under compression). That is more of a "whissshhhhhhhhhh............................" short of recording the noise and posting an mp3 of it I think that's the best I can do.
Posted 06 February 2004 - 12:46 AM
If the tranny IS indeed bad, it uses a 5 speed dual range which is a VERY common transmission (you could find one at almost any junkyard in town) I got one for a friend for 12 bottles of Alaskan Amber (cost to me $2.50 total!!!!)
Posted 06 February 2004 - 07:43 AM
Posted 06 February 2004 - 08:59 AM
second: get some sleep
third: reread this post and follow the excellent advise Trailduster gave you instead of re-asking the same question.
forth: email Richie email@example.com and go meet him and his Dad, they will be of great help to you should you want to stay away from the dark side of Acura
Note: these are just casual observations and mean NO offense
Posted 06 February 2004 - 10:29 AM
got the hatchabck after me wife totaled my mint 89' integra
anyways.. check out your cv axles.. owning an acura you should know what they sound like when they start to go..
if it is the tranny i would say drive it until it doesn't drive no more then replace it..
post in the marketplace about a 5-speed d/r trans, i know someone has one.. i have one but its being saved for when my auto tranny takes a dump entirely..
as far as swappin a tranny out its fairly easy really.. much easier than in an acura, lol.. just like pullin one outa an f-150 really.. umbolt it, drop the crossmember, pull the cv axles, unbolt the rear driveline, unhook the linkage, cables, etc.. and whala out she comes..
Posted 06 February 2004 - 07:20 PM
Anyway, nice looking wagon. I can't belive it doesn't have any body rust on it. Sweet;)
I would say a $175 tranny for a $150 car ain't to bad. I had to put a $550 tranny in my $200 Legacy, that sucked.
Posted 07 February 2004 - 01:18 AM
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