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Old 01-26-2011, 04:04 PM   #1
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Default Is 90 Legacy the same in AWD and FWD?

I have a 90 legacy AWD with an automatic. The tranny is out. Can I swap in a 2wd transmission? I have found one much cheaper than the AWD and had one person told me I just move over the AWD stuff and it is an easy swap.

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Old 01-26-2011, 04:45 PM   #2
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I can't answer your question, but I'm sure that someone over at bbs.legacycentral.org could! It's a great resource for those first gen Legacy's!
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:16 PM   #3
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You can, but you'll have to remove the rear differential or swap it for one of another ratio, as FWD and AWD ratios are frequently different.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:07 PM   #4
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I would not say it's an easy swap. You've got to open up the trans and swap over the pinion shaft & driven shaft as well as all of the AWD stuff in the transmission. If you were going to go to that length to do all that stuff, I'd recommend just rebuilding your existing AWD trans.

Personally, I'd recommend to keep looking for an AWD trans.
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