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starter difference between manual and auto

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#1 Petersubaru


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Posted 11 October 2003 - 04:00 PM

Could some tell me the difference if any, between a starter for an automatic vs manual...in front of me I have the starter for the automatic, but I am unable to get a good close look at the starter in my 86 loyale that fits on to a manual transmission to make any real comparison

#2 calebz


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Posted 11 October 2003 - 05:09 PM

I believe the starter differences are for 2wd and 4wd, with the 2wd having a longer housing.

I noticed this when I did my conversion.. my 2wd auto had a long bodied starter, and it wouldn't clear the vacuum module on my 4wd tranny.. thankfully my parts car had a wrecking yard starter in it with the shorter body.. fit right in.

BTW.. The starter I am using in my 5 spd car came from a 3AT car

#3 Hondasucks


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Posted 11 October 2003 - 05:32 PM

Autos have a gear reduction starter, manuals don't. They will interchange though (with the exception of those with the vacuum module thinger) as I've had both in many of my subes.

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