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1994 Loyale 4WD Transmission Swap Automatic To manual

Manual Automatic Transmission. swap loyale

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#1 Kraig



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Posted 20 July 2014 - 03:17 AM

I just bought a 1994 subaru loyale 4wd 5 speed..  It came with a parts car, 1993 loyale 1.8, but automatic tranny (the tranny is blown, hence its a parts car).


However the parts car has a body in much much better shape (it doesnt have any of the typical subaru rust). 

My question is, is it possible to do a engine and tranny swap from the driver car to the parts car?


I'm very mechanically inclined and it definitely looks doable, I'm just wondering if it will jive or not.


Thanks for any help!!

#2 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 02:07 PM

yep Ive done it, everything bolts in, trade out


pedal assembly with pedals and clutch cable

transmission with crossmember and shift linkage

inner plastic

the wiring will be different

#3 l75eya


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 04:39 PM

I've heard you have to fabricate your own carrier bearing for the driveshaft but that might only apply to going from front wheel drive to four wheel drive so.... I'll be quiet now..

#4 MR_Loyale


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 10:31 PM

Yes it can be done. I watched Miles Fox do it. Google his videos.

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