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    Adelaide, Australia
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    1983 Subaru 1800 4x4 Wagon
  1. SlowMango

    '83 Leone Gear shifting problem

    Yeah I would definitely like to do it myself, but if it requires changing the gearbox i'll probably get someone else to do it. Will have to source one myself i'd imagine though. The shifter had a lot of 'slop' the whole time I had it, so was due for a repair but just hadn't gotten around to it.
  2. Hi everyone, I bought a 1983 Leone 1800 4sp EA81 a couple months ago and am loving the suby life. But... I was recently driving down the highway when my gearbox decided to fail on me. I was in 3rd shifting to 4th but found I couldn't, and now my Leone will only go into to 3rd or neutral. I had replaced the front drive shafts a couple weeks beforehand (was running in RWD), not sure if that could have something to do with it. I've tried to do a bit of research but can't find anything conclusive, from what I can gather it's likely my 'shifter linkages' or the bushings? I'm not very mechanically inclined but very keen to learn and do what I can myself. But if it's a matter of swapping transmission I will happily pay a professional. Hopefully someone can shed some light on this so I can get her back on the road! Cheers