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Posted 01 September 2012 - 04:32 PM
I have starter part number 17170 which appears to be universal clear up until a 2004 Baja including Legacy, Loyale, etc... BUT Ive heard the car Ive got is a very early 1990 Legacy because the bumpers are black as opposed to body color...?
So if it is universal, the starter from a 1996 Outback should fit it right
Posted 01 September 2012 - 05:42 PM
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:02 AM
and there are two different styles also that i have seen, a gear reduction and a non gear reduction. also the gear reduction will fit in the non gear reduction and vise versa.
Posted 02 September 2012 - 01:24 AM
Theres a guard type thing OVER the gear that mine didnt have, Im 99 percent sure it wont fit, but I got a receipt and I dropped the starter out right as he said "We close in 5 mins please exit" type thing... so when I saw it was different I said oh well.... Ill return it later... but still, this is confusing, why the change?
Posted 02 September 2012 - 01:47 AM
Get on autozone.com and look up pictures of a starter for 2000 legacy outback with a 2.5 and an impreza with a 2.5. Both should be the same motor, but the outbacks got the gear reduction where the impreza didn't.
But that being said both starters are interchangeable with each other yet look nothing alike.
I have ran geared starters in old legacys and non geared starters in new motors and trannys. And in my honest opinion I like the non gear reduction starters better. Not unless you were building some monster compression 2.5 or doing a manual swap on a svx, the non geared starts spin the motor over just fine and quicker then the geared one.
Posted 02 September 2012 - 10:06 AM
Notice the gear is completely exposed.
Here is the starter that I got from a 1992 Legacy in the junkyard:
Notice the gear is covered by metal...
I guess I can put it in and see if it'll work. But seems itd be different...
Anyone dealt with a FWD vs AWD Legacy? Maybe the flywheel is different and therefore the gear is different?
Posted 02 September 2012 - 11:09 AM
Also the 2wd legacys share all the same clutch and flywheel bits with an awd.
I'm just saying I have had so many combos of motor, tranny, flywheel and starter combos through out the years with out a single issue, if it came out of a legacy it will go in legacy just fine.
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