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Posted 16 January 2004 - 12:10 AM
Posted 16 January 2004 - 12:25 AM
Posted 16 January 2004 - 12:32 AM
Posted 16 January 2004 - 12:37 AM
Here's the deal. I have a 5-speed in my '84 2wd GL wagon and a 4-speed in mt '84 4wd wagon which I'm parting out. The only issue is that the 4-speed makes a noise when you try to move the car (the only way to drive it is to put it in 4wd) When it's just in 2wd, the car makes a whirling? sound and will not move. I figured with the splines on the axel were screwed or something inside it. (not fimiliar with the inner workings of transmissions.
Also, how hard is it to do a swap from auto. Any re-wiring? Can the manual trans be fixed/rebuilt?
Posted 16 January 2004 - 01:16 AM
Posted 16 January 2004 - 05:54 AM
Rebuilding the manual trans is also a nightmare - beleive me - I've been researching this. The 4 speeds are complicated inside, and require a serious Subaru guru to get it right when rebuilding. I don't think there's anyone around that could do it reliably, and not charge you a FORTUNE for the work. The auto would be cheaper to fix..... I may actually attempt a rebuild, or partial rebuild of a 4 speed at some point, as I have begun aquireing the manuals for it - but I need some special tools that I haven't got yet as well....
I say stuff the Auto, and put in a stick.
tranny x-member is different for auto's, you'll have to swap that off the parts car - and you also may experience a tight tunnel condition when doing to swap - hard to tell. May have to beat it in a bit.
Posted 16 January 2004 - 10:03 AM
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Posted 18 January 2004 - 01:18 AM
Posted 18 January 2004 - 02:15 AM
Posted 18 January 2004 - 11:03 AM
I still have a few options though.My landlord has a non running '85+ Wagon with a 5-speed and I also still have my '84 4wd wagon with the 4-speed. There may be some issues with the 4-speed, but a lady I work with has an immaculate '84 Brat and her husband it the most amazing aoob mechanic I've ever met. He can and prob will do any work I heed on my 4-speed, so I'm good either way. I'm just gonna ride the auto until it poops out.
It's great to have a backup plan isn't it?!
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