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Old 11-27-2009, 07:02 PM   #1
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Default 07 Sti lost 3rd-6th gear....

1st and 2nd don't sound so great either. I was in 6th at about 50mph and clunk...I can "shift" into 3rd-6th, but it is like there is nothing there..except neutral. This comes almost 1 year to the day that my motor failed. I've about had it with Subarus in general... If I didn't still owe on the car I'd be shopping for a new car, and not a transmission.

Anyone have any suggestions? I'm not sure what the best route to take will be, replace with new, rebuild it, buy a used(the thought scares me)

How hard is it to swap it out myself? Any suggestions appreciated...

I'm definitely not thankful for my STi this season. At all.


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Old 11-27-2009, 07:05 PM   #2
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What are you doing wrong?
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:10 PM   #3
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Not putting a bullet in my car appearantly...
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:15 PM   #4
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what gear oil are you using?
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:17 PM   #5
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:23 PM   #6
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Have it rebuilt?

A used 6sp is going to cost at least $4k just for the part.
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:30 PM   #7
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IBlearnhowtodriveandshiftproperlybeforebuyingsport scar
Thanks for the helpful advice asshat.. Thanks for making this community so much more pleasant..
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:35 PM   #8
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you could buy a gearset or the RA 5 speed and downgrade for less maybe.
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:36 PM   #9
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:36 PM   #10
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My car is well maintained and driven, so much so that Subaru warranteed the 3 motors that failed last year(bad ringland, failed oil pick-up, etc)...I still had over 60% clutch life at 45,000miles, I now have 72,000 miles on the clock.

I'm not looking for reasons why it failed...I'm well aware of how hard it is on the trans to be cruising with traffic in 6th gear.. I just thought I'd see if I could get some good advice.
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:56 PM   #11
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I wouldn't worry much about buying a used 6 speed. A higher mileage one might have some syncro issues so watch out for that.

Other then that, pat yourself on the back for being one of the few people to destroy an 07 box
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:04 PM   #12
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A Russian bought himself a brand new sports car and comes back to the dealer within days with a broken transmission. They replace it under warranty. 2 days later he's back with the same problem. The tech is shocked, replaces the trans and asks him to show him how he drives. They get in and "You know, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and Rocket!"
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:46 PM   #13
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I wouldn't worry much about buying a used 6 speed. A higher mileage one might have some syncro issues so watch out for that.

Other then that, pat yourself on the back for being one of the few people to destroy an 07 box
I've always heard them described as "bullet proof". Even so I've always driven my car mindfull of the fact that it is my daily driver. I don't autocross, race, or launch it. I bought it because I've always liked the style and performance of the STi, and because I could use it year round to get to work.

I'll end up having to plunk down some serious $$ for a new trans. I'll have to see how involved the removal/install will be if I want to do it myself. Looks like no tropical vacation this winter for us.

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Old 11-27-2009, 09:03 PM   #14
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Jesus Andy!

I'd skip the re-build and drive it to the nearest church. I swear that car is cursed
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:32 PM   #15
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Yeah, no kidding! I'm not sure what the hell to do.
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:40 PM   #16
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I've always heard them described as "bullet proof". Even so I've always driven my car mindfull of the fact that it is my daily driver. I don't autocross, race, or launch it. I bought it because I've always liked the style and performance of the STi, and because I could use it year round to get to work.

I'll end up having to plunk down some serious $$ for a new trans. I'll have to see how involved the removal/install will be if I want to do it myself. Looks like no tropical vacation this winter for us.

Andy
From my exp helping doing 2 clutches this year the main time was spent with the little things. Removing the axles... drive shaft... The actual breaking the block from the trans and removing it isnt that difficult. If you want some tips, let me know
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:01 PM   #17
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Thanks man I appreciate it a ton. I will be figuring out the best way to attack it. I'll be getting info/prices over the next few days and going from there.

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Old 11-28-2009, 05:50 AM   #18
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GL Andy.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:05 AM   #19
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If its been that bad I would look into the lemon law.
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:53 AM   #20
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Dropping the tranny is very simple
drain oil
take off crossmember
disconnect driveshaft axles

and eight bolts on tranny
disconnect battery starter slave cylinder
and the clutch fork pin located behind the slave cylinder
you should then be ready to pull out the tranny
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