Vanagon-Subaru Donor Vehicle Parts Checklist

Please note: From our experience and the experiences of dozens of our customers, we strongly recommend that the engine, harness and ECU all come from the same car!

If you don't choose to heed the above warning and buy a bargain engine without all the associated parts, put all the money you saved in an account. You will need it later for headache medications.

4 Cylinder 2.2L & 2.5L: 1990-2004

  1. Complete engine should include:
    1. Flywheel: Manual Transmission Vanagons only
    2. Power steering pump
    3. Power steering hoses
    4. Alternator
    5. A/C Compressor
    6. All Vent Hoses
    7. Engine Harness
    8. Oil Pan
  2. Manual Starter: Manual Transmission Vanagons only
  3. Engine mounting bolts: Manual Transmission Vanagons only
  4. Engine to ECU Harness (uncut): Include wiring to both oxygen sensors
  5. ECU engine brain box
  6. Power supply relay with bracket
  7. Fuel pump relay
  8. Oxygen Sensor (1 or 2): Make sure the oxygen sensors plug into the harness as there is often a sub-harness used
  9. Air Intake Tube: air flow meter to throttle body
  10. Air Flow Meter: 2000-2004 does not use MAF
  11. Air Cleaner Box
  12. Alternator Harness: 4 feet of harness - also has A/C wires attached.
  13. Accelerator cable: Automatic Transmission Vanagons only
  14. A/C Hoses to and from compressor: A/C equipped Vanagons
  15. Cruise control servo: If needed for the Vanagon-Subaru part up to 1997 only
  16. Catalytic Converter: If you plan on using these
  17. Pressure sensor & switching solenoid: located on right front strut tower. Some models do not have one or both of these.

 

SVX 3.3L: 1992-1997

  1. Engine Complete. Engine should include:
    1. Power steering pump
    2. Alternator
    3. A/C Compressor
    4. All Vent Hoses
    5. Engine Harness
    6. Intact belt covers: please inspect carefully
    7. Oil Pan
    8. Flywheel from a Manual Transmission non-turbo Subaru: M/T Vanagons only
    9. Oil Pan
  2. Manual Starter: Manual Transmission Vanagons only
  3. Engine mounting bolts: Manual Transmission Vanagons only
  4. Engine to ECU Harness (uncut): Include wiring to both oxygen sensors
  5. Sensors: careful as they are often cut
  6. Oxygen Sensors: 2 or 3 on later models
  7. ECU engine brain box
  8. Power supply relay with bracket
  9. Fuel pump relay
  10. Air intake tube: air flow meter to throttle body
  11. Air flow meter
  12. Air cleaner box
  13. Accelerator cable: Automatic Transmission Vanagons only
  14. Air intake noise muffler: inside the fender
  15. Motor Top Cover H6 Logo-Subaru - with plastic clips
  16. Igniter with bracket
  17. Alternator Harness: 4 feet of harness - also has A/C wires attached.
  18. A/C Hoses to and from compressor (2): A/C equipped Vanagons
  19. Cruise control servo with cable and bracket.

 

WRX Turbo, WRX STi, ForesterXT, OutbackXT & Baja Turbo **

  1. Engine Complete. Engine should include:
    1. Power steering pump
    2. Power steering hoses
    3. Alternator
    4. A/C Compressor
    5. All vent hoses
    6. Engine harness
    7. Intact belt covers
    8. Oil pan
    9. Flywheel from a non-turbo M/T Subaru: Manual Transmission Vanagons only
  2. Engine to ECU Harness (uncut): Include wiring to both oxygen sensors. (Note, the WRX harness comes in two sections)
    1. ECU Engine Brain Box
    2. Power supply Relay W/Bracket
    3. Fuel Pump Relay
    4. Oxygen Sensors (2)
  3. Manual Starter: Manual Transmission Vanagons only
  4. Engine mounting bolts: Manual Transmission Vanagons only
  5. Intercooler with connecting hoses
  6. Air cleaner box with air flow meter
  7. Alternator Harness: 4 feet of harness - also has A/C wires attached.
  8. A/C Hoses to and from Compressor (2): A/C equipped Vanagons
  9. Fuel pump controller: need 24" of wire and connector: located in right rear pass comp.
  10. Turbo duty solenoid: mounted on bracket on strut tower
  11. Wiring to the accelerator position sensor (uncut): 2004 on
  12. Accelerator pedal (accelerator position sensor): 2004 on
  13. Throttle control relay: 2004 on
  14. Accelerator cable: Automatic Transmission Vanagons only

** Note that some years/models may require a modified harness and ECM from SmallCar. See the latest Subaru engines

 

2001-2004 3.0L

  1. Engine complete, including:
    1. P/S Pump
    2. P/S Hoses
    3. Alternator
    4. AC Compressor
    5. All Vent Hoses
    6. Engine Harness
    7. Oil Pan
    8. Engine mounts
    9. Flywheel from a non-turbo MT Subaru (for M/T Vanagons only)
  2. Manual Starter (for M/T Vanagons only)
  3. Engine mounting bolts (for M/T Vanagons only)
  4. Engine to ECU Harness (uncut)
  5. ECU
  6. Power supply Relay W/Bracket (attached to harness)
  7. Fuel Pump Relay (in harness)
  8. Fuel pump controller with 24" of wire and connector, 03 & 04 models only (located in left rear of vehicle)
  9. Oxygen Sensors (3)
  10. Air Intake Tube (air cleaner to throttle body)
  11. Air Cleaner Box
  12. Alternator Harness (4 feet of harness) Also has A/C wires attached.
  13. AC Hoses to and from Compressor (2)
  14. Accelerator cable (Automatic Vanagons only)
  15. Upper radiator hoses (2)

 

2005-2009 Impreza, Forester, Legacy, Baja, 2010 Impreza 2.5L **

  1. Engine Complete. Engine should include:
    1. Flywheel (for M/T Vanagons only)
    2. P/S Pump
    3. P/S Hoses
    4. Alternator
    5. AC Compressor
    6. All Vent Hoses
    7. Engine Harness
    8. Oil Pan
  2. Manual Starter (for M/T Vanagons only)
  3. Engine mounting bolts (for M/T Vanagons only)
  4. Engine to ECU Harness (uncut) Including Wiring to mass air flow and accelerator position sensor
  5. ECU Engine Brain Box
  6. Power supply Relay W/Bracket
  7. Fuel Pump Relay
  8. Throttle control relay
  9. Oxygen sensor/air flow relay
  10. Oxygen Sensors (2)
  11. PCV to intake chamber connector
  12. Mass air meter (MAF)
  13. Air Cleaner Box
  14. Alternator Harness (4 feet of harness) Also has A/C wires attached.
  15. AC Hoses to and from Compressor (2)
  16. Accelerator pedal (accelerator position sensor)

 

2010-2012 Legacy, 2011 Impreza 2.5L **

  1. Engine Complete. Engine should include:
    1. Flywheel (for M/T Vanagons only)
    2. P/S Pump
    3. P/S Hoses
    4. Alternator
    5. AC Compressor
    6. All Vent Hoses
    7. Engine Harness
    8. Oil Pan
  2. Manual Starter (for M/T Vanagons only)
  3. Engine mounting bolts (for M/T Vanagons only)
  4. Oxygen Sensors (2)
  5. Mass air meter (MAF)
  6. Air Cleaner Box
  7. Alternator Harness (4 feet of harness) Also has A/C wires attached.
  8. AC Hoses to and from Compressor (2)
  9. Accelerator pedal (accelerator position sensor)

** Note that some years/models may require a modified harness and ECM from SmallCar; see The latest Subaru engines