2003 Baja axles

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    New guy here, so take it easy on me.

    Requesting some of your expertise with axle compatibility for my 2003 Baja automatic.

    Had to replace the trans with a salvage yard unit, which the seller said came from an identical 2003 Baja.

    Upon arrival, I discovered that while mine has the stub/female axles on the trans, the "new" unit requires the male axles. Interestingly, the numbers of each one are identical: TZ1A4ZCEBA-3K.

    I've read that the company changed over the male/female design in mid-year, so I guess that accounts for the difference.

    Don't want to disassemble either trans to place the stubs, so seems the best option is to find a set of compatible axles.

    Anybody know what axles will crossover??

    Thanks.
     
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    Interesting, rockauto does list both for your model year. Just so we understand correctly your new transmission needs this style?
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    No, I need the male splines on the transmission side.

    My old trans has a stub axle protruding that uses a female axle.

    I'll check RockAuto, so thanks for the info and reply!
     
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    oh gotcha, I saw rockauto had the male axle spline ones too. IIRC the Baja's shared parts with the Legacy wagons
     
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    Make sure to use the newest discount code when ordering!

    https://mnsubaru.com/threads/rockauto-discount-codes.19632/
     
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    Pop them out of your old trans and swap them over. They are just held in with a circlip.

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    Appreciate the feedback, everyone.
     

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