Owning a DSM vehicle requires you to have access to a fountain of information when it comes to upgrade paths and troubleshooting. That information is available but it is scattered in web pages and forum posts. (Gone are the days of archives and digests). You can hunt around and find this information on various sites but images and pages are generally hosted on personal web space and if you cancel such service, all your information goes with it. Internet archive thankfully has a bit of lost information, but we need a more stable place. We are here to help form a single place for DSM frequently asked questions.
If you can't find it here, we recommend visiting Canada DSM Board, DSM Tuners or DSM Talk and find the information there. If you think it's something that belongs here, let us know and we will look into adding the information.
This site began as a copy of Sean Costall's 1000AAQ. We are slowly rewritting and improving the information as it was very much outdated. Stay "tuned" for for more information as we aquire it. If you want to help, please send an email to webmaster(AT)dsmfaq(DOT)com with your name and some information about yourself.
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Recently Added or Modified Questions/Answers
Why does my transmission shift poorly?
Important: If your clutch is dragging, stop driving the car immediately. Read Jack's transmissions Clutch Drag Kills Syncros.
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How does the AWD system work?
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How do I replace the clutch in my car?
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This is by far the best video series. Made by Jafromobile for a Clutch & Tranny in AWD 2G.
A clutch swap is not a simplistic procedure and should only be attempted after due experience, or when you have lots of time to learn.
How do I install a different shift knob?
The shift knob is just screwed onto the shifter. Grab it tight and turn it counterclockwise. Use lots of force, it will begin to unscrew. Just screw the new one on, or mount it in place with lock bolts if that is required.
Many 1990-1992 owners fi...
Why is my transmission output shaft is wearing away?
Transmission shaft spline wear can incorrectly be blamed on 'rusting'. It is usually the result of loose parts in the driveline setup that shift around, eventually grinding away the splines.
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