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Trans took a barf 81 subi look at the pics
Posted 15 January 2004 - 08:17 PM
I am thinking junk yard trans, or rebuild. Let me know if anyone has experiance with rebuilding a subi trans. The crazy mechanic inside of me says go for it. But I am curious on expence
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Thanks a bunch!
Posted 15 January 2004 - 08:35 PM
If I remember correctly, 3rd gear problems are considered common in the EA81's. Probably still a bargain to get a used one, anything's better than what you have now.
If you go that route, I believe PnP charges a core for the unit. Just so you're prepared.
Posted 15 January 2004 - 08:47 PM
Ya I have a $75 dollar 5 spd d/r in my 86 turbo wagon. Works like a Million bucks HA HA PnP!
Thanks for the Reply
Posted 15 January 2004 - 08:55 PM
my zwei pfennig,
Posted 16 January 2004 - 12:24 AM
Posted 16 January 2004 - 06:08 AM
Rebuilding the 4 speed is about the worst possible request a Subaru mechanic could get as far as tranny work goes. The innards of it are a real nightmare. Special tools are required just to dissasemble it, and the amount of things that can go wrong durring inspection / repair / assembly are just mind boggling. I have a rebuild manual sitting here, and have been looking into this possibility myself - but I'm crazy. If you value your sanity, get one from the JY, and be done with it. Better yet - put in a 5 speed 4WD from an EA82 car and call it good.
I'm a pretty darn good mechanic, and I wouldn'y put my chances of rebuilding one of these at more than say 20%. By the manual, and the research I've done I would have to say it might be the most challenging thing I will have yet attempted.....
Posted 16 January 2004 - 05:51 PM
Posted 16 January 2004 - 06:02 PM
i say swap in a 5 speed d/r as well. i don't know if you'd need the rear differential to match.. if your car already has a 3.9 ratio rear differential you'll be ok there.
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