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Any other car brand parts fit a 1998 Outback?

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#1 remagenman


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

Stationed here overseas with a couple of strip yards around but no Outbacks. Any other car brand cross-match a 1998 Outback?

Just got this car and its starting to dig a hole in my pocket! thanks.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

in the US market the 95 - 99 legacys, L, LS LSi, Brighton Outbacks, cars all have the same general body styles. so the fenders, hoods, doors, interiors etc will swap.

the drive trains, power trains are pretty much the same for all cars built in that time frame, imprezas and foresters included. (forget about the WRX or SVX, they are unique.) 99 was a transition year, some some engines are different and some auto trans are different.

in the european or aisan markets the year span could be 94 - 98, or maybe 96 - 00. but if the car looks like yours the parts will most likely fit yours. but ask first just to be sure.

what does your car need?

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

I think some alternators are shared with Nissan but, it's gonna be on a case-by-case basis. Some brake calibers might be found on other cars - maybe starters?

some folks here might be able to help if you let us know specifically what the issue is.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:24 AM

I hear a lot of transmission parts are Nissan - atleast the auto's. The key I believe is the same as Nissan.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:37 AM

I hear a lot of transmission parts are Nissan - atleast the auto's. The key I believe is the same as Nissan.

ooh! you're right , JATCO supplies nissan and soob (well, for a significant number of year I'd guess)


The modern JATCO was formed after Nissan spun off its AT/CVT (automatic transmission/continuously variable transmission) development divisions and its Fuji manufacturing plant into a company called TransTechnology, Ltd in June 1999.[1] TransTechnology Ltd. and JATCO Corp., both affiliates of Nissan, agreed to merge in October 1999 to become JATCO TransTechnology Ltd. JATCO was established in 1970 to manufacture automatic transmissions.[1]
In October 2001, as part of its restructuring, Mitsubishi Motors agreed to merge its transmission division with Nissan's transmission subsidiary Jatco TransTechnology Ltd.[2][3] The combined company settled on JATCO Ltd. in April, 2002. Nissan and Mitsubishi equity holdings in JATCO after the share exchange stand at 82% and 18% respectively.
When it was still the transmission manufacturing division of Nissan, it partnered with Mazda, and thus Jatco, had long been supplying Nissan, Mazda, Subaru, Isuzu, Suzuki, BMW, Volkswagen, MG Rover Group and Land Rover. However, once it was independent, Jatco quickly began supplying other automakers:
December 1999 — Hyundai Motor CompanyJanuary 2001 — Jaguar CarsDecember 2001 — London Taxis InternationalJanuary 2002 — Ford EuropeApril 2002 — Renault Samsung MotorsApril 2002 — Ford Lio HoApril 2004 — Changan FordDecember 2005 — DaimlerChrysler U.S.A.October 2006 - Renault Today, JATCO become one of the biggest supplier of CVT,[4] and products from nearly every auto maker have used Jatco transmissions, with the notable exceptions of Honda Motor Company, who makes their own transmissions, and Toyota Motor Company, who has always used transmissions made by Aisin, a subsidiary of Toyota. GM continues to produce a majority of its transmissions through GM Powertrain an outgrowth of Hydramatic.


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:18 PM

Late reply but I need an alternator and eventually a ABS sensor, damn rain here is making it hard to work on the car at the moment.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:20 AM

Some Saab parts cross over. The 9-2x was basically an Impreza.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

In what country are you stationed?

Ordering car parts on line from ebay motors, or from other car parts companies may be an option, providing shipping costs and delivery time delay are not outrageous.

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