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Legacy 2.2 5 spd main bearing
Posted 18 September 2003 - 05:34 PM
Posted 18 September 2003 - 09:59 PM
I've had to replace my trans in my old 90 TWICE because of the main bearings going bad. I would definitely recommend finding a junked 92+ legacy with a manual, and just swap the transmissions. It's a lot of work, having to remove the two half-shafts AND the driveshaft to drop the tranny, but it is possible to REMOVE it in a full day. If you are going to go that far, I would also recommend replacing all the clutch parts, unless they have been replaced fairly recently. This is just because it is really time consuming to pull that transmission out, and to do it again within a year can get on your nerves (TRUST ME!) If your trans is still going, then I would keep running it until it fails, then get a replacement that doesn't have the crappy bearings. Keep enjoying that 5 speed and good luck!
Posted 19 September 2003 - 12:23 AM
Posted 19 September 2003 - 12:28 AM
Up to somewhere round the middle of 1990, April I think, the main bearings are crap.
Posted 19 September 2003 - 12:34 AM
However, my odo is now closing in on 185k miles and the noise hasn't increased, and the bearings seem to be holding up :-)
Posted 19 September 2003 - 09:39 AM
Posted 19 September 2003 - 12:46 PM
A few weeks back I found a replacement gearbox (MY91) for only 80 Euro (= 80 US$). Still have to do the swap though, I reckon I'll keep driving until it really becomes impossible to use 3rd.
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