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#1 spideyz

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 02:29 PM

I have a 93 legacy L wagon 5spd manual AWD and the second gear synchro is going. I saw someone selling a 92 legacy 5speed tranny for $100 from a wrecked car. Not sure at this point if it was a wagon or sedan. Should these trannies be interchangeable? $100 now for a known good tranny could be better than $900 or more for a rebuilt later. What do you think?

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 02:44 PM

I have a 93 legacy L wagon 5spd manual AWD and the second gear synchro is going. I saw someone selling a 92 legacy 5speed tranny for $100 from a wrecked car. Not sure at this point if it was a wagon or sedan. Should these trannies be interchangeable? $100 now for a known good tranny could be better than $900 or more for a rebuilt later. What do you think?

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The tranny you found should work fine. The only thing that change around was final drive ratio. This was copied from another thread and supplied by Legacy777

90-94 MT non-turbo trannies had 4.111 final drive ratio
90-91 AT non-turbo trannies had 4.111 final drive ratio
92-94 AT non-turbo trannies had 3.900 final drive ratio
91-94 MT & AT turbo trannies had 3.900 final drive ratio

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 06:15 PM

How bad is it? My syncromesh has been "going out" in 2nd and 3rd for 50K now. Personally I would live with it until it won't go any more...could be a long long time. Have you tried changing the MTF or double clutching? Mine shifts like new with Redline NS in it!

#4 spideyz

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 06:19 PM

It is worse when it warms up after being on the freeway and downshifting is worse than upshifting. I have been thinking of trying the redline stuff in it. The guy I bought the car from said he just got used to it. Thanks for the reply.

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 06:24 PM

I believe it was Setright who told me syncros are rounded off so that they can take a lot of abuse. It seems that they can.

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 06:34 PM

My lower gears grind sometimes...downshifting its worse...I hope a change in oil in the transmission will help some...or maybe it just needs a clutch adjustment :-/

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 09:53 AM

did you ever get around trying the Redline stuff in your tranny..and if so, was there any success or even a little difference...Thanks

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 11:57 AM

did you ever get around trying the Redline stuff in your tranny..and if so, was there any success or even a little difference...Thanks


Nope, I haven't tried it yet. I've gotten used to babying second gear. I'll probably change the fluid when I do the oil next time.

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