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Old 11-01-2010, 10:47 PM   #1
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Default Vibration/grittiness through the clutch pedal

I just started noticing this yesterday. The car has 620 miles on it at the moment.

When I depress the clutch pedal, I feel a sort of grittiness or vibration through it. When I hold it in one location, I don't feel anything, but when the pedal is being moved, I feel something. It sure wasn't there before.

90% of the time I shift now, I feel it. Is this pretty normal for a new car or is my clutch about to blow up?

Any advice will be great...otherwise, I'm contacting the dealer soon. Thanks guys.
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:18 AM   #2
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I Had the same problem an my clutch fluid was almost black i had subaru flush it an now it seem to be a little better but the cluch was newer an have know idea how it got like this.
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:21 AM   #3
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My clutch is a little rough and squeaks in the forester.... When I pulled my impreza engine I cleaned up the clutch fork (All the build up made it squeak) This did the trick.


Doubt this is the problem on a brand new car though.
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:47 PM   #4
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My clutch used to be buttery smooth. I took it in for an oil change and then it got that grittiness... now it's better, but I still feel more "judder" than I did when I picked it up. Not sure if they did anything or what that did to cause it...
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:52 PM   #5
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Get up under the dash and take a look at the pedal assembly. There's probably something binding there.

I had a terrible squeaking from my G35's clutch and it turned out to be a spring in the assembly that needed lubrication. It squeaked from day one until the day I hosed it down with some lithium grease.
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:22 PM   #6
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Get up under the dash and take a look at the pedal assembly. There's probably something binding there.

I had a terrible squeaking from my G35's clutch and it turned out to be a spring in the assembly that needed lubrication. It squeaked from day one until the day I hosed it down with some lithium grease.
Yea same for me but when I press the clutch in I sometimes here a clicking noise. Not like a relay click but a click sound from the spring behind the clutch pedal. Then sometimes it's smooth
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:10 PM   #7
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Yea same for me but when I press the clutch in I sometimes here a clicking noise. Not like a relay click but a click sound from the spring behind the clutch pedal. Then sometimes it's smooth

Check out this thread...mine does it every once in a while too
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ht=pedal+click
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:20 PM   #8
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heyy bobaab, im having the same EXACT "issue" with my 11' WRX sedan. and i'm not sure if i should take it to the dealer or not.
if you got it checked up can you shoot me a pm with the verdict? would be much appreciated.
thanks!
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:42 PM   #9
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Hhhmmm I have 4k on mine and no vibration but my exhaust vibrates the damn rear deck all the time......bad roads will do it as well....
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:16 AM   #10
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Guy at the local dealer had a bad transmission in his 11 wrx hatch... 1600 miles. ; (

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Old 12-05-2010, 12:36 PM   #11
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That happened to my car 02 Wrx it was the throwout bearing
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:50 PM   #12
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Bobaab, any updates on the issue?
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:45 PM   #13
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I have this same exact issue on my 2011 5 dr with 6,200 miles. it recently started too! I am goin to check the pedal as scooby24 suggests when I get home.
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:45 AM   #14
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This thread caught my attention because I have 11 sedan and now im definitely going to pay more attention to the clutch pedal..I haven't really noticed anything and im coming up on 5000miles...had a bad wheel bearing though just recently changed..under warranty thank god..fckin pot holes
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:05 PM   #15
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im not sure if my issue is common i have a 11 wrx 5mt with 1500 miles. its only when i push down on the clutch all the way that last inch before it hits the wall then it makes a squeak, the sound is comin from the engine. when its cold the sound is gone but after 10 min of driving its back.

I have that gritty feeling in the morning but it goes away after a min then it starts to feel like butter
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:11 PM   #16
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I've had that vibration feeling both in my 02 bugeye and my 05 sti before and after I installed my act clutch.
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:59 PM   #17
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I have a 11 STi sedan with about 300 miles on it and just yesterday I noticed a grinding noise while in 1st and 2nd gear. Almost sounds like I am dragging something under the back of my car.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:17 PM   #18
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I have a 11 STi sedan with about 300 miles on it and just yesterday I noticed a grinding noise while in 1st and 2nd gear. Almost sounds like I am dragging something under the back of my car.
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Grinding when deaccelerating? I have the same thing in my 05 sti as well. Switching from a wrx to an sti, I noticed alot of noises from the transmission. I've had the car for 2 months so they seem quite normal to me know. Nothing getting worse.

I have a 2012 STI and just under 800 miles odm. I have this exact issue.

Not having any clutch issues.

But when accelerating through 1-2-3 gear at about 2-3k rpms. That is when i hear what seems to sound like metal rubbing on metal. I don't call it grinding cause its subtle. It almost sounds like there is no lubrication in the transmission. Thats the best way to describe it. I am going to bring it to the dealer tomorrow.

Please anyone with more info on this please PM me. I think this is a real issue. This would actually make a great thread of its own. Seeing as its not clutch related.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:39 PM   #19
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I have a 2012 STI and just under 800 miles odm. I have this exact issue.

Not having any clutch issues.

But when accelerating through 1-2-3 gear at about 2-3k rpms. That is when i hear what seems to sound like metal rubbing on metal. I don't call it grinding cause its subtle. It almost sounds like there is no lubrication in the transmission. Thats the best way to describe it. I am going to bring it to the dealer tomorrow.

Please anyone with more info on this please PM me. I think this is a real issue. This would actually make a great thread of its own. Seeing as its not clutch related.
Hey i have the same problem. Just wondering what you found out at the dealer what it is. If its normal or means something is on the way out or broken. thanks a bunch.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:41 PM   #20
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I have a 2012 STI and just under 800 miles odm. I have this exact issue.

Not having any clutch issues.

But when accelerating through 1-2-3 gear at about 2-3k rpms. That is when i hear what seems to sound like metal rubbing on metal. I don't call it grinding cause its subtle. It almost sounds like there is no lubrication in the transmission. Thats the best way to describe it. I am going to bring it to the dealer tomorrow.

Please anyone with more info on this please PM me. I think this is a real issue. This would actually make a great thread of its own. Seeing as its not clutch related.
I have the same problem on my 07 subie. If anyone has found out anything please let me know. thanks a bunch.
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:06 PM   #21
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Grinding when deaccelerating? I have the same thing in my 05 sti as well. Switching from a wrx to an sti, I noticed alot of noises from the transmission. I've had the car for 2 months so they seem quite normal to me know. Nothing getting worse.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:37 PM   #22
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Grinding when deaccelerating? I have the same thing in my 05 sti as well. Switching from a wrx to an sti, I noticed alot of noises from the transmission. I've had the car for 2 months so they seem quite normal to me know. Nothing getting worse.
YES! finally someone else has this problem. I have the same thing. i let off the gas and it sounds like a grinding inside of the tranny. no idea what it is but if anyone has anymore knowledge on this i would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:00 PM   #23
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YES! finally someone else has this problem. I have the same thing. i let off the gas and it sounds like a grinding inside of the tranny. no idea what it is but if anyone has anymore knowledge on this i would greatly appreciate it.
Sounds to me like it might just be the gear lash...
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:08 PM   #24
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Yeah, I noticed it when I was driving through a parking lot at about 10mph max. I did have my radio off at the time so that might have been why I noticed it. Wondering if I should have it checked out before I use my new Cobb Accessport w/stage 1 map.
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:24 PM   #25
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I have the same issue on my '11 WRX but I figured it was a normal trait of the car. I noticed it on the intial test drive I took in it and it's still there with 490 miles on it.
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