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2000 Outback Differential Explosion

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2000 Outback Differential Explosion

PostSun Feb 26, 2012 1:08 pm

So I currently am in possession of a 2000 Subaru Outback, and I have blown out the front diff. So now I need a new transmission, but I am being told the MT is my Subi is a one year only. In my brain, I have an EJ 25 motor, shouldn't any transmission from an EJ equipped Subaru fit? Is there some reason this shouldn't work? What piece of this puzzle am I missing?

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2000 Subaru Outback
Base
2.5L H-4
5-Speed MT
Bone Stock

Oh mighty Hoon Knowledge collective, please guide me.
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Re: 2000 Outback Differential Explosion

PostSun Feb 26, 2012 2:04 pm

This is a good question for Zach.

He's... a bit angry with his own Subaru at the moment.
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Re: 2000 Outback Differential Explosion

PostSun Feb 26, 2012 2:52 pm

I'll skip the Subie bashing for the moment and get straight to the trans issue on your outback.

Near as I can tell, that vehicle uses the same gearbox as these fine pieces of engineering:

1999 – 2004 Impreza 2.5 RS
2000 – 2004 Forester
2000 – 2004 Legacy GT
2003 – 2004 Legacy L
2003 – 2004 Legacy Outback
2003 – 2004 Baja

After a little poking about, it looks as if you can fetch a used 200X Legacy box for anywhere from $600 to $900, though there's no telling whether it will be any better than the pieces you're currently suffering through.

Were it me, I'd call up the good ol' boys at Atkins in Knoxville and ask how badly they'd bend you over to rebuild the trans with it out of the car. Emphasis on out of the car. My guess is they'll fix what needs fixing for around $600 and you'll have a rebuilt trans instead of one with an unknowable number of miles.

Or you can just buy my damn Forester. Er, my excellent Forester.
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Re: 2000 Outback Differential Explosion

PostMon Feb 27, 2012 2:43 pm

Your XT? Trade you 3/4 of an Outback and a mostly running 944 for it.
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