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    Short Throw Install went bad - please help!

    I put the Kartboy short throw in my WRX tonight - went fine. When I put the bushings in (the OEM bushing was such a PITA to get out!), I overtightened the screw and the tip broke off.

    I was able to take a bunch of stuff off, and get the mount for that screw off.

    I attached a pic of the part with the busted screw. Anyone know this part number? How do I get a new one? The screw inside the pipe seems welded, so I don't know how to get a new one.

    Thanks! The WRX is out of commision (so I will have to drive my wife's MINI) until I get this back on!
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    I did the same recently, and yes the OEM short throw bushing was a bear to get off.

    Sorry, I do not know the part number. When you get the replacement keep in mind the torque spec is quite low.

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    Thanks - I have seen that picture (but only after I broke it!).

    I found the part number I need, and it is cheap. For those who have done this, some googling got me the part number:

    35033AA022

    Funny - once I google that number to try and buy it, all I get is a ton of hits on NASOIC and other clubs that are essentially recaps of how mine went down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjboudreaux77 View Post
    I put the Kartboy short throw in my WRX tonight - went fine. When I put the bushings in (the OEM bushing was such a PITA to get out!), I overtightened the screw and the tip broke off.

    I was able to take a bunch of stuff off, and get the mount for that screw off.

    I attached a pic of the part with the busted screw. Anyone know this part number? How do I get a new one? The screw inside the pipe seems welded, so I don't know how to get a new one.

    Thanks! The WRX is out of commision (so I will have to drive my wife's MINI) until I get this back on!
    Ah yes, Ive broken many of these....Thankfully there a dime a dozen at the salvage yard ( of course pulling them out is 9/10 of the battle) plus I believe most 5 spd Subarus in general use the same exact part....

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    I ordered the replacement bracket from the Subi dealer in town. However, now I realize I don't remember how the transmission mount goes back on. There is the cross-member that goes from side to side of the car. The transmission mount (which runs front to back direction) connects to it. There is a small bracket that attaches to these 2 members where the 2 large bolts go.

    I can't remember if the small bracket goes between the two mounts, or underneath both (so that the bolt goes through the small bracket first, then the length-wise mount, and finally the cross member - as opposed to going through the length-wise mount, then the small bracket sandwiched inbetween, and finally they cross member). Does any one have a picture of how they go back on? If so, are there torque specs for the entire assembly that I can look at?

    Thanks so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjboudreaux77 View Post
    I ordered the replacement bracket from the Subi dealer in town. However, now I realize I don't remember how the transmission mount goes back on. There is the cross-member that goes from side to side of the car. The transmission mount (which runs front to back direction) connects to it. There is a small bracket that attaches to these 2 members where the 2 large bolts go.

    I can't remember if the small bracket goes between the two mounts, or underneath both (so that the bolt goes through the small bracket first, then the length-wise mount, and finally the cross member - as opposed to going through the length-wise mount, then the small bracket sandwiched inbetween, and finally they cross member). Does any one have a picture of how they go back on? If so, are there torque specs for the entire assembly that I can look at?

    Thanks so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjboudreaux77 View Post
    Thanks - I have seen that picture (but only after I broke it!).

    I found the part number I need, and it is cheap. For those who have done this, some googling got me the part number:

    35033AA022

    Funny - once I google that number to try and buy it, all I get is a ton of hits on NASOIC and other clubs that are essentially recaps of how mine went down.
    Be careful you dont strip the holes in the body for the trans. crossmembers...Once they are stripped they are a PITA to get to thread again...most of the time they dont rethread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavia View Post
    Does this help?
    Ahhhhh.... I think the "bracket" I was talking about is the part "10, 2, 3 combo" in your picture. This seems right to me as I swore I pulled it off the bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvoEatr View Post
    Be careful you dont strip the holes in the body for the trans. crossmembers...Once they are stripped they are a PITA to get to thread again...most of the time they dont rethread...
    Usually my luck is pretty bad, but I put the crossmembers back on to hold the transmission in place while I waited for the bracket to come in. I was able to hand tighten them to where they won't move, so I assume I haven't stripped them.

    That said....

    I have to take them back off to get the bracket out. I don't have a transmission stand on hand - if I unbolt the 2 middle bolts first, then follow with the bolts holding the crossmember to the body, I should be OK right? If not, I guess I can get fancy with my hydrolic jack and just hold it in place.

    Thanks for the heads up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjboudreaux77 View Post
    Usually my luck is pretty bad, but I put the crossmembers back on to hold the transmission in place while I waited for the bracket to come in. I was able to hand tighten them to where they won't move, so I assume I haven't stripped them.

    That said....

    I have to take them back off to get the bracket out. I don't have a transmission stand on hand - if I unbolt the 2 middle bolts first, then follow with the bolts holding the crossmember to the body, I should be OK right? If not, I guess I can get fancy with my hydrolic jack and just hold it in place.

    Thanks for the heads up!
    No prob bro...You could actually unbolt all the crossmembers and the trans is still supported by the pitching stopper as well as everything else attached to it...or you could support it by the jack however I would put a block of wood or something on the jack head... Yes though the method you described is what I usually do just make sure everything is started before you start really tightening things up or else all the holes for the trans mount and the ones in the body for the front and rear crossmembers wont line up..

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    FYI: just passing this on, but the Subaru Maintenance Manual states to support the tranny with a hydraulic jack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavia View Post
    FYI: just passing this on, but the Subaru Maintenance Manual states to support the tranny with a hydraulic jack.
    Yes well the Subaru maintenance manual also states you should disconnect the battery while replacing headlight bulbs...

    Not bashing just saying there are things the maintenance manual has to state to cover there own ass...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvoEatr View Post
    Yes well the Subaru maintenance manual also states you should disconnect the battery while replacing headlight bulbs...

    Not bashing just saying there are things the maintenance manual has to state to cover there own ass...
    I agree... I'm just sayin'....
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