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need a write up

any one know if there is a write up on how to open up a 2002 wrx tranny . thx for the help
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Remove the manual transmission assembly from vehicle.
Remove the clutch release lever.
Remove the transfer case with extension case assembly.
Remove the bearing mounting bolts.
Remove the main shaft rear plate.

Put the vinyl tape around splines of the right and left axle drive shafts to prevent damage to oil seal.

Separate the transmission case into the right and left cases by loosening coupling bolts and nuts.
Remove the drive pinion shaft assembly from left side transmission case. NOTE: Use a hammer handle, etc. to remove if too tight.
Remove the main shaft assembly.
Remove the differential assembly. CAUTION:
Be careful not to confuse right and left roller bearing outer races.
Be careful not to damage retainer oil seal.

Wipe off grease, oil and dust on the mating surfaces of transmission cases with white gasoline.
Install the front differential assembly.
Install the main shaft assembly. Install the needle bearing knock pin hole into transmission case knock pin.
Install the drive pinion shaft assembly. Install the roller bearing knock pin hole into transmission case knock pin.
Apply the liquid gasket, and then put the case right side and left side together. Liquid gasket: THREE BOND 1215 or equivalent
Tighten seventeen bolts with bracket, clip, etc. as shown in the figure. NOTE:
Insert the bolts from the bottom and tighten nuts at the top.
Put the cases together so that the drive pinion shim and input shaft holder shim are not caught up in between.
Confirm that speedometer gear is meshed.
Tightening torque:
8 mm bolt 25 Nm (2.5 kgf-cm, 18.1 ft. lbs.)
10 mm bolt 39 Nm (4.0 kgf-cm, 28.9 ft. lbs.)
Tighten the ball bearing attachment bolts. Tightening torque: 29 Nm (3.0 kgf-cm, 21.7 ft. lbs.)
Backlash adjustment of hypoid gear and preload adjustment of roller bearing NOTE: Support the drive pinion assembly with ST. (AWD model) ST 498427100 STOPPER
Place the transmission with case left side facing downward and put ST1 on bearing cup.

Screw the retainer assembly into left case from the bottom with ST2. Fit ST3 on the transmission main shaft. Shift gear into 4th or 5th and turn the shaft several times. Screw in the retainer while turning ST3 until a slight resistance is felt on ST2. This is the contact point of hypoid gear and drive pinion shaft. Repeat the above sequence several times to ensure the contact point.
Part #s- ST1 399780104 WEIGHT ST2 499787000 WRENCH ASSY ST3 499927100 HANDLE

Remove weight and screw in retainer without O-ring on the upper side and stop at the point where slight resistance is felt. NOTE: At this point, the backlash between the hypoid gear and drive pinion shaft is zero. ST 499787000 WRENCH ASSY
Fit lock plate. Loosen the retainer on the lower side by 1-1/2 notches of lock plate and turn in the retainer on the upper side by the same amount in order to obtain the backlash. NOTE: The notch on the lock plate moves by 1/2 notch if the plate is turned upside down.
Turn in the retainer on the upper side additionally by 1 notch in order to apply preload on taper roller bearing.
Tighten temporarily both the upper and lower lock plates and mark both holder and lock plate for later readjustment.
Turn the transmission main shaft several times while tapping around retainer lightly with plastic hammer.
Inspect and adjust backlash and tooth contact of hypoid gear.

After checking the tooth contact of hypoid gears, remove the lock plate. Then loosen the retainer until the O-ring groove appears. Fit O-ring into the groove and tighten the retainer into the position where retainer has been tightened in. Tighten the lock plate. NOTE: Carry out this job on both upper and lower retainers. Tightening torque: T: 25 Nm (2.5 kgf-cm, 18.1 ft. lbs.)
Selecting of main shaft rear plate.
Install the clutch release lever and bearing.
Install the transfer case with extension case assembly.
Install the manual transmission assembly into the vehicle.
Check the transmission case for cracks, damage, and oil leaks.

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