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Which AT's will fit a 98 OBW

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#1 BluetoE


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Posted 24 June 2009 - 12:18 PM

Will any 4EAT fit? I'm afraid mine is toast after towing it almost 100 miles on a tow dolly with the FWD fuse in place and having an almost dead battery. There is a 93 Legacy at the local Pull A Part and I was wondering if it had a 4EAT?

According to Wikipedia:

"Usage: 1988-1991 Subaru XT, 1990-2004 Subaru Legacy, 1992-1997 Subaru Alcyone SVX, and all Subarus 1995-Present"

So does this mean the 93 Legacy AT will match up?

I really don't want to give up on this car...

#2 idosubaru


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Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:37 PM

that "definition" you posted is just a general note about the 4EAT transmission, which has gone through numerous changes.

the 93 legacy trans will bolt up and is identical in shape/form.

the 93 legacy will be the wrong final drive for your 98 OBW - it'll be a 4.11 where yours is a 4.44.

that being said, if you can use it if you grab a 4.11 rear differential to match.

those are two different generations, so i'm not positive but i'm pretty sure it will swap. i know someone has done this before, hopefully they post. or you can search for some threads here, i've seen it before regarding this exact swap.

#3 johnceggleston


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Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:21 PM

best choice, 96 - 98 outback
second best, 96 - 98 legacy GT or LSi, the speedo will be slightly off.
third best, 96 - 98 legacy L or LS, you will need the rear diff as well.

in a nutshell, any trans from a lego 96 - 98 with a 2.5L engine will work fine.
if it's from a 2.2L lego, you will need the rear diff too.

#4 tcspeer


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Posted 24 June 2009 - 05:35 PM

You can also get the numbers off of the transmission and get one that way. On my 97 leg. with a 2.2 engine you can read the transmission numbers easy with the hood raised.

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 11:07 AM

Or you can take the transfer clutch pack an housing from the 93 and put it on your 98 to fix the smoked clutch pack, if it is actually burnt. Put a motor in it first and see if you trashed the transfer clutch pack or not. The car will still drive fine, it may just have torque bind.

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