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    Timing belt death

    So I went rally driving in Alabama today, and had a blast... Taking turns in full on dirt roads at 65!! but on the way home everything changed when I started hearing a loud clanking above my feet which got worse and worse until I started losing gears (auto trans) and finnally the car just stalled out... It now sits at the dealership in Pensacola awaiting diagnoses... Any ideas on what to do with the car? Fix it? Auto to Manuel conversion? STI Engine? If it costs 4k to replace engine then.....?
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    Do you know it's the timing belt?

    Could be several things at this point.
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    Doubt its the timing belt if you were losing gears in the trans. If the timing belt failed or jumped time you'd end up with a motor that wouldn't run. There are interference engines too, so you'd run a valve into a piston and the motor would basically be junk.

    Could you restart it once it stalled?

    It could be the torque converter.

    Auto to manual swap is a pain. If you're going to do it I'd go right to the STi 6MT, R180 rear, axles, hubs, and brakes.

    Cheapest option will be to fix what you have, even if it needs a new tranny.

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    It could be a s simple as a dead battery.
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    That's a good point. Definitely check the battery out first, as it's the cheapest thing to replace. If you were losing voltage as it was dying it could have affected the shifting. Also, make sure it is charging. Have the alternator load tested. Usually the engine will continue to run if the alternator is good, even without a battery (once started). However, I have seen cases when the battery was sucking so much amperage from the alternator that it dragged the engine down enough to stall it, at which point it couldn't be restarted.

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    My wife's 2001 Honda Civic did something similar recently. Started acting all funky as she was driving it. The rpm started to rise as she was a dead stop and then the car cut out and would not start. She called me thinking the engine was dead. One of the things that keyed me off was that she said for some reason the emergency flashers stopped after 10 minutes of use. Sure enough it was a bad battery and the alternator was 100% fine.
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