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Old 03-02-2014, 11:39 PM   #1
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Default Dropping 09+ wrx trans...difficulty level?

So I am going to be getting the Moore Performance blast plates for my trans and I'm just trying to see if anyone has experience dropping the trans for any reason... How difficult was it with out a lift?, if you had a lift how hard was it
Then?... Or should I just go take it to
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:56 PM   #2
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I used a lift when I pulled the trans on my 08. Helps to have an actual trans jack. I would say it was easy for me and a buddy. Hardest part is actually seperating the engine and trans. Make sure you have some flathead screwdrivers or some flat prybars and a hammer to wedge between the two. I removed my exhaust too, not sure if I needed to but if you do spray your bolts with rust penetrate the day before, soak them good. Good luck!
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:58 AM   #3
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Ya see I won't have a lift and I think that's where my problem is... I know I could do it with me and a friend and gettinn a trans jack is no problem, just no lift... So I might have to just take it to a shop
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:42 AM   #4
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Im sure its not impossible but it is going to very difficult without a lift. Space and clearance would be your biggest issue I assume. Have any friends that have done this on the ground?
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:32 AM   #5
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The easy part is dropping the trans.. the hard part is putting it back in..

How old and beat is the clutch? If you are going to do the work you might as well DO the work.. believe me, you won't want to do this again.. not on the floor..

If I dont have to pull the trans, id MUCH rather pull the motor to do work in there..

Hanging the motor off a hoist is FAR easier than trying to muscle the trans over your head..
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:24 AM   #6
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The clutch and flywheel are about a year old or less... But I have to drop the trans for the blast plates due to the bars going through the top of the trans, but I might wanna think about changing the clutch if I'm doing this... You are correct
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Old 03-03-2014, 04:15 PM   #7
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I dropped mine on a 08 without a lift last week. It's not that bad.

Make sure that you have four 6 tons jack (I would not have been able to lift the car high enough with my 3.5 tons one). What also helped a lot is a transmission jack. I bought the cheapest one that Harbor Freight sell (50$ with rebates) and while it is not perfect it works pretty well.

Separating the trans from the engine is easy with a wood chisel (Use a wide one), a hammer and a pry bar.

Putting the trans back is the hard part, you have to make sure that the angle of the engine is the same as the angle of the trans. Use a jack with a piece of wood on the block near the oilpan to lift the front of the engine.

Whatever you do, do not pull the trans with the bolts. I did and I cracked a throw out bearing and bent the clutch fork... If everything is aligned correctly it will go in relatively easily

Dont try to install the trans alone, you have to be 2: one push the trans from under the car and the other one make sure that it is correctly aligned
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:50 PM   #8
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youll have a hell of a time getting back in
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:36 PM   #10
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If you're having trouble separating the tranny from the engine you can also step on the clutch to get it going after you have all the bolts out. This will work for all 08+ WRX with push style clutch.

I also found removing the tranny much more easier to remove and install by taking out the bottom 2 studs. Be extremely careful doing this as can you can damage the clutch plate if you leave the tranny hanging off the spine.

I did this all by myself without a lift and just balancing the tranny on a floor jack with a block of wood.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:34 AM   #11
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My buddy and i replaced his clutch and we got some truck jackstands so the car was about 2 ft up in the air and we took my jack took off the cup and drilled through the cupand made a small wood platform out of 2x4s and we used that as our trans jack the hardest part was actually getting the splines on the inputshaft to match up with the clutch disk once we got the clutch replaced it took us about 6 hrs of work but it saved him like$600 in labor
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