Make sure you have removed all the bolts. Sometimes it is hard to see all of them. Double check a few times to make sure you haven't overlooked something.
Don't try to wedge anything between the trans and the motor, you're likely to do more damage than good.
Put a jackstand or two underneath the motor. Use your jack to lift the rear of the trans a little bit then try pulling again. If that doesn't work then try lowering the jack just a little bit. Use the jack to "wiggle" it loose.
did you release the clutch fork and the snub mount? and the front roll/spring pins from the front axles? and shift linkage
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Are you sure you got all the bolts. If I recall from working Subaru's you should have 9 bolts to get out of the assembly before it will come out. They will all be in little depressions as well if that makes sense.
Maybe google a picture. Might help you figure out which one(s) you are missing.
Whacking it or wedging it is just going to break something. Take a break and go back and look at it again.
A quick look on NASIOC mentions a 10mm bolt holding on the clutch fork pin. You need to remove that so you can get the fork out. It's causing things to get hung up on the throw out bearing.
I have no honest idea if this is your problem or not. All I did was Google Impreza/92X transmission removal. Hope you get it figured out.
Originally Posted by Car ProblemsOriginally Posted by Rob Cote
I don't know what your mechanical skill level is, but trying to do your clutch (i'm guessing, for the first time on this car) without a service manual is
If i jack up and down on the tranny the engine just moves rite with it. I feel like i am just beating on the motor mounts. NOt sure what to do I cant spend all day tommorow working on it again. I think i may throw in the towel and put it back together.
quite the blow to my pschi
Sounds like your motor and transmission have been fused together. Only option is to pull them both together and put a JDM STI motor in.
Might be a silly question, but you haven't explicitly stated that you've removed the rear drive shaft too?
I was able to do the clutch in my Forester without disconnecting the front wheels. So that shouldn't be a limiting factor.
I was also a little perturbed at how much I put my motor mounts through, but I was eventually able to wiggle the trans from the motor using a jack stand to lift/drop the transmission. It's better if you have a friend to wiggle the motor while you wiggle the transmission though -- or vice versa.
And you should still look up the relevant shop manual pages. Just google around for "subaru shop manual PDF" or replace subaru with forester, impreza, etc.
Are you trying to do the clutch by pulling the engine or the transmission? I'm asking because I just replaced the engine (and clutch) in my Outback a month ago and had a hell of a time separating the engine from the transmission.
With all the bolts out, I supported the transmission and raised it up so that the engine mounts were out of their holes. Climbed on top of the engine and jumped on the front of it, repeatedly. After 30 jumps and stomps on the front, it developed a very slight gap between the two that I took advantage of and worked the engine/trans apart.
It's a known issue when separating the engine/trans on these motors. The alignment pins get corroded into place, as do the bolts.
Is there perhaps a small grub screw hidden somewhere preventing separation? I've seen this before on Chevys.
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You guys comparing your scooby doos to a saab are barking up the wrong tree. Saab mounts the motor on top of the tranny and it's a bitch. On saab's, you pull both the tranny and engine together to get them apart. I would not even try it separately.
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