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Old 06-17-2016, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default EJ255 with automatic transmission flywheel stopper for engine removal

I'm pulling the engine on an EJ255 with automatic transmission. One of the steps in the FSM is to attach a flywheel stopper to the transmission to stop the flywheel from moving. Part number is 498277200. This little piece of L-shaped metal is ~$100 on ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...77200&_sacat=0 For some reason this part number doesn't return any results on the subaru parts websites I've checked.

Is there an alternative way to do this? Is the purpose just to keep the flywheel from sliding out of the transmission or is it also to keep the flywheel from turning? From this thread it looks like it can be a PITA if it slides out: http://www.rs25.com/forums/f8/t16505...ing-depth.html But from the images it looks like it's only purpose might be to keep it from spinning.

If the purpose is also to keep it from sliding out, the front end is currently jacked up about 8" on ramps, is this enough to keep the flywheel from sliding out? (Not sure if I will have to lower the front end to finagle the engine up and out once it's on the hoist.)

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Old 06-17-2016, 10:50 PM   #2
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just did a 02 wrx so not a 2.5 but for us it ended up popping out but if you just wiggle and push in at same time it eventually popped in... you will know if it's in or not because it's nearly flush with the bellhousing...
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:59 PM   #3
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You'll want to have the tranny jacked up, too, to get get a better angle on the whole thing. The biggest part of this is not having the TC come out too far (ideally, not at all) or you risk damage to pump seal. As long as the TC doesn't come OUT, like, actually out, you're good. Many have used a long prybar or screwdriver in one of the flexplate holes to hold the whole thing together.
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Old 06-18-2016, 02:14 AM   #4
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So it doesn't matter if it spins at all?
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:51 AM   #5
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Find something to replicate the same function as that tool. Its not worth risking your tranny if you dont seat it correctly. Plus its very nice to do the job and not worry about it falling or something like that.

I have used the bolt from the AC/Alt bracket, threaded into the TC holes from the back were the start is like that. then i used a big washer and some zip ties to hold it back. can even use a small pair of vice grips as well.
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