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Old 11-08-2005, 10:50 PM   #1
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Default 1984 gl clutch repalcement

Hey im new to subarus and the board but im getting my first subaru tomorrow its a 1984 gl 4wd with 174,000 for $100. The clutch is out and i was wondering if you have to take out the motor to replace it or can you just drop the trans?
Also any helpful tips and general directions would be great.
thanks jacob.
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Old 11-18-2005, 07:08 AM   #2
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Good buy.

Don't worry about replacing the clutch, as long as you put it in neutral and RPM match the gears, you can shift it without using the clutch...

- OR -

you can just loosen the motor mounts, move the engine a little bit, and drop the tranny. It's easy, I did it on my 83 gl wagon in a matter of hours. There is this stabilizer bar that you have to loosen in order to angle the motor so the tranny can be separated from it, but other than that the engine can be left alone.

congrats on your purchase, my 83 would still be on the road today (w/ over 350,000mi) if it wasn't for some jackass who didn't know how to check his blind spot.

good luck!
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Old 11-19-2005, 02:56 AM   #3
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Its not too hard to drop a tranny, just make sure you have good jackstands.

Personally I like to yank the engine to do clutch jobs. THen again something like a timing belt job on my cars ends up as a several hundred dollar ordeal with belts, water pumps, seals and everything that I can replace while I have the engine out and on the engine stand.
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