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Have done this a number of times with non-Subbys. Used alignment tool, everything in line, can draw it in with bolts to 1/2 inch and can no longer turn engine over. Back bolts off and it releases. Tranny input shaft definitely in clutch plate. What is going wrong?
 

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Alignment has to be off.
 

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Are the pilots ( the round snout on the end of the shaft that plugs into the back of the crankshaft) of the 2 tranny's input shafts the same diameter and length?
 

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Sorry new to the forum. Car is a 2008 Outback with a 2.5i N/A Vin is 4S4BP61C686315096.

Alignment must be off must be right but all cap screws hit perfectly and start fine. The reveal between the transmission and bell housing is perfect. The alignment tool fit perfectly. Has to be a problem with tranny input shaft going into pilot bearing. Pulling it apart now to see if any marks.

Thanks for the responses.

Ted
 

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Silly question but did you check that the flywheel pilot bearing slides onto end of gearbox imput shaft easily before pressing it into flywheel.
or perhaps may need to press / tap bearing further into flywheel in order to get everything to close up. (may need to do some measurements 1st)
 

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Problem solved. Thanks all. Alignment tool I bought had a 1/2" pilot bearing stub, pilot bearing was 5/8" I put the alignment tool in and tightened the pressure plate never checking. The 1/16" interference raised ****. No damage except to my pride!!

Ted
 
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