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    anybody know about subaru engines?

    seems like my mom has just bent a valve and spun a main bearing on her 98 forester. the b**ch only has 40k on it too. anyhow, i do mechanical work but im usually working on the generals products with v8s not goofy ass AWD-I4's.

    What I need to know is to pull the engine do you have to pull the transmission with it? If yes, do you have to pull the transfer case with it too? And how about the front driveshafts and all that jazz? Or is it more along the lines of a good ole cherry pick the old out and drop a new in like how us great americans used to do things?

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    a: its a flat 4
    b: you will have to remove axles to remove the transmission
    c: you will have to remove the t-case to remove the transmission
    d: it would be easiest to pull with the transmission attached, take the hood off and a cherry picker should work



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    Flat 4's are great engines but hell to work on if you don't have a lift. If you have access to a lift, use it and it will make your job a LOT easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggimp
    a: its a flat 4
    b: you will have to remove axles to remove the transmission
    c: you will have to remove the t-case to remove the transmission
    d: it would be easiest to pull with the transmission attached, take the hood off and a cherry picker should work



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    I'm assuming you do have to remove the transmission to pull the engine then?

    Also, I haven't looked at it yet. I'm assuming since it's AWD that the trans is rear mounted not tranverse to the engine, right?

    If I have to pull the trans also I'll likely not do it. I just thought if it was a simple pull and drop with the engine I'd save her some $$. I doubt I have the time to be tearing the whole thing apart.
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    im pretty sure on the subarus the transmission is not rear mounted. i think its attached to the motor, and the t-case to it. if you unbolt the transfer case and the axles, you should be able to pull the motor and transmission as one unit.
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    I think he just means mounted to the rear of a longitudinally oriented engine, as opposed to the side of a transverse engine. And yes, it is to the rear of the longitudinally mounted boxer in the car. An I4 it is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    I think he just means mounted to the rear of a longitudinally oriented engine, as opposed to the side of a transverse engine. And yes, it is to the rear of the longitudinally mounted boxer in the car. An I4 it is not.

    i see i see. i thought he was referring to how some cars have transmissions in the rear end.

    well **** if subaru's motors are mounted longitudinally that makes things about 10x easier man!
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