ENGINE SWAP

  • Tiny
  • jrlange
  • 1996 Subaru Legacy
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • manual
  • 130,000 miles

I am replacing the engine in my 1996 Subaru Legacy outback with a manual transmission, can I replace it with the same size motor from the same year and modelfrom a car with an automatic transmission?

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 AT 6:37 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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Yes, you can. The engine are similar whether they are manual or automatic.

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Sunday, December 5th, 2010 AT 9:43 AM
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  • subarudoc
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U can also put a 2.2 engine in but it has to be automatic and it would plug right in. There a way engine all you have to do is change the front pipe

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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 AT 4:09 AM

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