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Old 03-12-2012, 04:27 AM   #1
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Default GC8 EJ Starter Compatability

I'm having trouble finding a solid answer for my question, despite using the search function.
I need to replace the starter in my 1995 JDM WRX (EJ20G), however I am from Canada and JDM parts are hard to come by locally. My question is, will any manual transmission starter from a USDM EJ drivetrain work with my older JDM transmission?
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:49 AM   #2
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any 5mt starter will work
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:08 AM   #3
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Yeah the starters are pretty much universal. The issue comes with using a phase 2 transmission on a phase 1 block so there is no lower mounting stud.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:07 PM   #4
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All MT EJ starters will work (Legacy, Forester, Impreza).
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:09 PM   #5
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a 95 leg gt DOHC is what mine looks most alike. i had 3 different starts in front of me and just went with the one that looked the most like it, but i have a 93 ej20g 5mt
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