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Old 03-09-2014, 09:36 PM   #1
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Hi guys, newbie here. I bought an 02 Wrx and on the drive home it decided to go erggghhh boom. Something in the transmission. I push the clutch in and it sounds smooth. If I left it out in neutral it makes a whinning grinding noise. I can get it in 1st, 2nd, and reverse. Still making the whinning and grinding. A couple different people said it could be the clutch fork? Either way I have to drop the tranny. I'm new to the subaru world. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:10 PM   #2
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can you go into all gears without grinding? does the clutch still engage and disengage? does the car still move?
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:26 AM   #3
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I can only do first second and reverse. Couldn't do 3rd or 4th or 5th. it grinds and whines when I let the clutch out. It'll move but sounds horrid.
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:29 AM   #4
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So you were just driving it normal, like a grandma and out of the very clear blue it takes a dump on you?

So how were you really driving it? This will help determine what the problem MAY be
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:34 AM   #5
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Hi guys, newbie here. I bought an 02 Wrx and on the drive home it decided to go erggghhh boom. Something in the transmission. I push the clutch in and it sounds smooth. If I left it out in neutral it makes a whinning grinding noise. I can get it in 1st, 2nd, and reverse. Still making the whinning and grinding. A couple different people said it could be the clutch fork? Either way I have to drop the tranny. I'm new to the subaru world. Any help would be much appreciated.
Do you mean on the drive home from buying it?? Did you buy it from a dealer or a private party? What state do you live in? Different states have different laws about purchasing used vehicles.

if you bought it from a dealer (used or otherwise), there should be some form of protection, since you didn't even make it a single day.

The more information you give us about the actual purchase, the more we can tell you to take it back to the dealer you bought it from and google search for the laws and regulations within your state.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:52 AM   #6
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Honest to god, I drove it nice. It shifted beautifully all the way home. I had the cruise set when it happened. drove it for about 150 miles. I bought it from a private seller and I'm in Wyoming.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:56 AM   #7
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Clemroo I can only do 1st 2nd and reverse. It doesn't really grind going into gear. It'll move.
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:31 PM   #8
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does it clunk badly when moving?
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:50 PM   #9
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Not really clunking, just whinning and grinding.
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I've never seen it happen, but it could possibly be a snapped mainshaft. First, reverse, and second drive gears are all part of the mainshaft. Third, fourth, and fifth are after that, assembled onto the mainshaft with synchros.

If the mainshaft snapped, 1st, 2nd, and Rev would still engage and transmit power. When you try to put in into any other gear, the broken ends of the mainshaft are grinding together. It may try to move, but it won't.

If your mainshaft is snapped, the prior owned beat the living snot out of your car, and dumped it off on you just in time.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:25 PM   #11
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That could be, It won't even let me go into the other gears though.
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:15 AM   #12
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That could be, It won't even let me go into the other gears though.
That would be because they engage via synchronizers. When the shift forks apply pressure, the broken part of the shaft will slide back and forth instead a little bit, and prevent them from engaging.

What it comes down to is a teardown and inspection. But, I don't think what you'll find inside will be pretty.
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:19 PM   #13
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That makes sense. I'm already looking for a new transmission. My dad says if it's something big that breaks then it's going to have to be a new transmission.

Anyone know of good place to find a tranny?
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:29 PM   #14
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That makes sense. I'm already looking for a new transmission. My dad says if it's something big that breaks then it's going to have to be a new transmission.

Anyone know of good place to find a tranny?
Junk yard. Or call around to local transmission shops.
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:33 PM   #15
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You most likely won't find a wrx at a junkyard. Your best bet is to look in the nasioc classifieds in your region for a used trans.
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Old 03-11-2014, 02:00 PM   #16
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I've never seen it happen, but it could possibly be a snapped mainshaft. First, reverse, and second drive gears are all part of the mainshaft. Third, fourth, and fifth are after that, assembled onto the mainshaft with synchros.

If the mainshaft snapped, 1st, 2nd, and Rev would still engage and transmit power. When you try to put in into any other gear, the broken ends of the mainshaft are grinding together. It may try to move, but it won't.

If your mainshaft is snapped, the prior owned beat the living snot out of your car, and dumped it off on you just in time.
Nice reply! Yeah, best of luck OP. Keep us posted though, and sorry this happened to you.
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:01 PM   #17
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I've found a transmission nearby. $1000

Has anyone heard of RA gears? The garage it's at says they are stronger and more durable made for rally racing. He said the gear set is 1800$ alone. It has the stock ratio 3.90 final drive.
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