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5 spd d/r tranny question


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#1 dragonwingsubaru

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 05:18 PM

ok im having some probs getting the linkage piece off of it to put a new gasket in it since its leaking badly. if im not making sense about what im refering to im talking about the piece on the tranny that the 4wd shifter bolts up to. for the life of me i cant seem to get that spring pin out of the piece on the tranny to remove it to get another gasket for it. anybody know how the hell you are supposed to get it out with the wonderous amount of free space we have in out engine bay??? also anybody know a part # on that gasket or exactly what the name of it is?

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 07:18 PM

from my trials and tribulations with ea82 5 speeds, they ARE 100x easier to work on with it outside the car. or even drop the crossmember and let the tranny sag down. thats like 8 bolts you gotta take out. 4 out of the driveshaft at the carrier bearign and then 2 or 4 for hte tranny mounts.

The piece you are talking aobut is right next to the tranny dipstick correct?

If its leaking there, I think you cracked your tranny. These trannys dont usually leak oil from anywhere except for the rear main seal and the front diff seals.

#3 dragonwingsubaru

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 08:27 PM

yeah its the piece right next to the dipstick.

i dont think its cracked im kinda thinking its because the tranny was probably never in 4wd for years and then sat for almost a year before i bought it and then once i got it going i have put it in 4wd many times with offroading and whatnot. i could be wrong but im pretty sure its not cracked

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 08:38 PM

k I just went out and checked on mine. that spring pin in mine looks like the axle spring pin. try usin a 3/16" roll pin punch and punch it out from back forward. there should be enough room to get a small hammer down in there.

I'd soak it with some deep creep first, get things lubed up and broke loose and it should come right out

#5 dragonwingsubaru

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 09:45 PM

ok thanks torxxx ill give it a try tomorrow and hopefully get it out, then i gotta figure out who will have a gasket for it. now i just gotta find a small hammer or ummm improvise a hammer lol

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 11:13 PM

You may know this already, but in case y ou don't thought I'd mention that gaskets are real easy to make.

I buy ready made whenever possible of course, but in a pinch, buy a sheet of gasket materieal (it comes in rolls, should be able to buy as much as y ou want) lay it over the surface to be sealed, take the flat of a ball peen hammer and tap around both the inside and outside sharp edges, then use the ball to tap around the edges of the bolt holes. It takes a little practice, but I've been doing this since I was a kid, it works and makes almost perfect gaskets once you get the knack.

I ALWAYS carry a small roll of gasket material and sealer (permatex or RV silicone) in my toolbox in all my rigs, just in case.

Obviously it's easyier to just buy a gasket, but sometimes they are not availiable, or when your in the field, it's a good trick to know.

Good luck and hope this helps

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 11:18 PM

mine has a slow leak from the same place so i would like to know the difficultily in finding the gasket that be said i guess i need to replace mine before i gets to bad

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 07:13 AM

hey pyro where would you find that gasket stuff, that sounds like some good stuff to have in a pinch.

84 gl ill let you know how much trouble i have finding the gasket, ill give you a part # when i find it and let you know where i got it. yeah you will want to get it before it gets as bad as mine, mine is pretty much soaking the side of the tranny and also soaking the cat

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 08:50 AM

Thanks

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 08:51 AM

hey pyro where would you find that gasket stuff, that sounds like some good stuff to have in a pinch.

84 gl ill let you know how much trouble i have finding the gasket, ill give you a part # when i find it and let you know where i got it. yeah you will want to get it before it gets as bad as mine, mine is pretty much soaking the side of the tranny and also soaking the cat


I really think most parts houses have roles of the stuff in different thickneses and compositions for different applications. I keep both the papery/cardboard looking stuff as well as neoprene on hand. Try napa, bet they have both.

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 09:19 AM

thanks pyro, ill check that out when i go out later to try and fing the gasket or o-ring

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 06:47 PM

well i got the spring pin out today but couldnt seem to get that connection piece off, after fighting with it for a while i just said screw it and put the stuff back together

and for those guys wanting a part# i called every atuo parts place in the area and they all said dealer only,
i think when i go to my storage area tomorrow im gonna get my package of orings and see if i can find 1 that will fit well and see if i can stretch it over the other pieces to maybe mostly seal the leak

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 08:17 PM

Had I realized we (well, you anyway) were talking about O rings, I ------------Nevermind.



Apples and oranges



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Posted 14 March 2005 - 11:01 PM

they will say they dont have them, but take the old one in and size it up with some metric o-rings
they'll have one that is the same size.
I had to go through that same crap with the waterpump neck tube o-ring

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 07:48 AM

ide believe it torxxx, they are not a subaru friendly place around here in trying to find parts. from what i could tell it didnt even look like there was even an o ring there anymore so i dont think im gonna have much to compare to

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 08:33 AM

Alright Will find out a part number of something that will work tommorow. I ahve one of those tranny's sittin on the floor. I'll post tommorow night what I figure out on it

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 07:26 AM

ok thanks torque i really appreciate it

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 06:51 PM

I have a question that i thought of today. If I convert my Brat to a D/R 5 speed, will I need to convert the consoles as well? Thanks.

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 07:03 PM

yes you will have to convert the console. You might be able to get away with leavin the hand brake where it is, but I'm 90% sure the d/r linkage on a EA81 differs from an EA82. I think there maybe a little bit of cuttin involved.

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 07:24 PM

yes you will have to convert the console. You might be able to get away with leavin the hand brake where it is, but I'm 90% sure the d/r linkage on a EA81 differs from an EA82. I think there maybe a little bit of cuttin involved.


Cool, you don't happen to know where I could find pics of the differences in that area would you? I want to compare because i want to do the 5 speed D/R swap, but I already have my console set how I want it with my driving lights switch mounted in the console. Thanks.

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 07:29 PM

well wait.. what console are we talkin about? the center console (hand brake, 4wd shifter lil tray under that etc.) or the console where the stereo, ashtray cig lighter are?

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 07:33 PM

the middle console where the e-brake is

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 08:15 PM

ill snap a pic of my console in the mornign tomorrow. my soob is still 100% stock so you will see how it looked from the factory. i would say if you want it to look better i would get the console cover from your donor car, although i imagine you could cut out you original 1 if you didnt wanna get the 1 from the donor

hey torxxx did you find out any part # or an oring that would fit that spot yet?




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