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Old 02-03-2011, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default Squeak+Click Clutch Pedal HELP

ok so my 08 wrx, with an aftermarket clutch (stiff), is doing a squeaky sound when pushing and releasing the clutch pedal....like very very loud enoying...anyways so went to the dealer...didnt know what it was...paid for nothing. told me to either endure it or change the hole freaking clutch...lol
then now adding to the squeak noise is a click sound....so since its an aftermarket subaru denies the warranty...so i read the thread...so how much are we talking about for a master cylinder thing and labour?

the clutch is still good so i dont want to spend a thousand dollars on a new oem replacement clutch.

Ps. Tried to grease with white grease the spring of the cluch pedal and did absolutely nothing ...its even louder...

WHAT TO DO!!!??
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:19 PM   #2
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I am in the same boat you are in, mine is squeaking in two different places, one from the hole in the bell housing, and one from under the dash. I have lubed with white grease every moving part i could find with no success. I'm still trying and if i find something I will let you know.
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:50 AM   #3
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Is the squeak coming from under hood or under dash? I had a similar problem in my 03 under the dash. I am not sure if the clutch pedal mechanism is set up the same as yours. I noticed you said you greased the spring, there is another pivot point for the clutch that is right above the accel. pedal and that was the noise maker for me. A little silicone spray did the trick. Again, I don't know if the new model you have will be set up different, just thought I would share just in case it helps.
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:18 AM   #4
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Mine just started from what sounds like under the dash, last night. Glad to see its common.
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:39 PM   #5
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Exclamation It's not the pedal, it's the mount.

This is from my phone, so I apologize.

I have an '08 WRX that I took in for having a squeaky pedal. The dealer greased everything and it still squeaked. They ordered a new clutch assembly and it still squeaked. A Subaru rep happened to be at my dealer that day and said he's had a few of these come across his desk but not enough to issue a bulletin. The issue is a broken weld between the mount for the pedal and the firewall. As I type this they are dismantaling my driver's side dash to gain sufficient access to repair the welds. I wouldn't be surprised if this starts escalating to a bulletin soon. Thank God it's warranty work.***********
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:53 PM   #6
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Ive had the clutch click from day one. I think its from the switch, not too sure though, I barley hear it though because either my windows are down or my music is up, or both
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:25 PM   #7
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http://www.3gwrx.com/forum/index.php/topic,9261.0.html Hopefully it is not the spot welds busting in the firewall....
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:41 AM   #8
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@TheBrandon

Great link. That is identical to my story. My dealer tried to fix it and returned my car to me with a squeaky clutch. This is even after removing my windshield to get better access. I have 3 lease payments left and i don't feel like paying them since now they're telling me they have to have a Subaru engineer come out and look at it. The GM of the dealership is going to call me on Monday. I'm requesting they forgive the final payments and then they can do whatever they want to it. I'll post again with any updates. BTW, this is an 08 with 35.5k on the odometer, so if you have one with less miles than that, get ready for some headaches.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:48 PM   #9
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My 09 legacy clutch pedal squeaks. Only in the rain though. Could this be related to all your guys issues?
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:16 PM   #10
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Does anyone know if this is happening on just the 3rd generation imprezas or are earlier models effected? I'm a bit worried since I have a 2006 WRX and have a squeaky clutch.

Also, I found a DIY fix from someone on 3gWRX too.

http://www.3gwrx.com/forum/index.php?topic=16525.0
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:01 PM   #11
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This is for everyone who has either experienced it, or anyone who may have bad firewall welds but has not heard it (yet). I watched this topic for about a year, but did not think I was affected….until today. I’ve definitely got the noise & it’s definitely due to broken spot welds between the clutch bracket and the firewall.

My advice to all of you is to FILE A COMPAINT NOW!

Do not attempt to fix it without filing a complaint & a warranty claim. If we all find backyard engineering solutions to this, we’re letting Subaru off the hook.

It’s obvious that quite a few people are affected, now we need to work together to get Subaru’s attention. The only way to get Subaru to take responsibility for their screw-up is for as many people as possible to make as much noise as possible about this serious safety defect. If enough people file grievances with the NHTSA, they’ll pressure Subaru into correcting it.

File Subaru Warranty Claim: https://www.subaru.com/shopping-tools/contact-us.html

File NHTSA Complaint: https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/Vehicl...nt/index.xhtml

Here’s a couple NHTSA complaints:
http://www.arfc.org/complaints/2008/...n/problem.aspx
http://www.arfc.org/complaints/2008/...e/problem.aspx

Here’s mine:
Confirmation Number (ODI Number) 10477991:

The clutch pedal on my 2009 WRX makes a loud creaking noise every time it's depressed. When I investigated the noise, I noticed that the entire clutch pedal bracket assembly (attached to the forward firewall) shifts approx 1/4 inch every time the clutch pedal is depressed. I found that the three spot welds securing the clutch pedal bracket to the forward firewall were broken. From the outside of the firewall, just under the windshield wipers, I saw the spot welds pulling away from the firewall every time the clutch pedal was depressed. This allows the entire clutch pedal bracket assembly to move, causing the creaking noise. If the bracket completely separates from the firewall, the clutch may become completely inoperative - especially dangerous while driving.

Reference Links:
http://carproblemzoo.com/subaru/impr...s-problems.php
http://www.faqs.org/car/subaru-impre...power-train/#b

http://www.wrxforums.com/forums/84-d...on-needed.html
http://www.wrxforums.com/forums/37-c...inkage-45.html
http://www.wrxforums.com/forums/84-d...ewall-fix.html
http://www.wrxforums.com/forums/37-c...bly-issue.html
http://www.wrxforums.com/forums/84-d...s-story-2.html
http://www.wrxforums.com/forums/84-d...l-problem.html
http://www.wrxforums.com/forums/84-d...olt-style.html

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2128617
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2184210
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2305937
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:18 AM   #12
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Exclamation clutch click

I noticed the clicking noise in my 09 around 40k didn't think to much of it until i had to get a new clutch. This problem does have bad consequences and will make the life of your clutch very short. My mechanic told me he has replaced clutches on some with only 10k on the odo. Take immediate and proactive actions or you'll be going nowhere fast. Luckily my bank allowed me to refi and get the funds needed to take care of this. I was almost without a paddle there. Mechanic also recommended brake support brace, to help and also prolong clutch life.
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:17 PM   #13
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I've got a 2009 WRX that I bought new from a dealer that eventually got a squeaky clutch on and off; it seemed to be seasonal. I'm not sure when it started but it really didn't bother me. More recently, however, I noticed that when I depressed the clutch pedal, both it and the brake pedals shifted noticeably to the left; it was a little concerning, but didn't impair my ability to drive. Just this week I discovered that when I let up on the clutch pedal, about halfway up there's a click and a slight kickback, like something's realigning itself. Overall similar behavior to what's been described in this thread.

I took it to the Subaru dealer in Victor, NY this morning, and one of their service reps identified the problem right away--he said there's a bracket under the dashboard that can come loose because the clutch pedal is stiff (To be fair, I ruined my original clutch about 1.5 to 2 years after buying the car and had to get it replaced; I'm not sure if it's a Subaru-branded clutch, but it's definitely OEM, and was just as stiff as the original clutch). For advertising themselves as one of the largest Subaru dealers in the country, they strangely doesn't have a body shop, so they referred me to a body shop down the street that they source to make the repairs. When I got the body shop to take a look at it, they confirmed that the bracket was broken, and that they had seen it several times before--most recently on a 2008 model.

As for the repairs, I was given a ballpark quote just shy of $600, because it's labor-intensive to get the dashboard out and pull back the carpet so they don't set it on fire with the welding equipment.

Sadly, my car is way out of warranty (I blew past 36k miles well before the 3-year mark, and didn't bother getting the 7-year extended warranty, which I kind of regret at this point), so unless there's some kind of notice or recall that will magically cover some or all of the repair cost, my wallet is going to be sadface.
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:54 PM   #14
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Call SOA, state your case, be courteous and ask them for help.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...6#post40938366
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:13 PM   #15
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Call SOA, state your case, be courteous and ask them for help.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...6#post40938366
Thank you for linking to that thread; I found this post via Google, so anyone else searching for this issue that finds it will now be relayed to more recent, detailed info.

Regarding the bracket issue: after reading about half that thread, I completely agree that the lawsuits would cause more harm than good.

I just got off the phone with an SOA rep after relaying my story. I'm hoping that they'll help me out.

Obligatory banana man:
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:29 PM   #16
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:45 PM   #17
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Default Having similar problems

I suspect that I have the same issue, 08 wrx @ 67k miles. I've observed the movement of the brake pedal when clutch is depressed. The clutch used to squeak intermittently. Now it makes a pop sound intermittently. I'm also having some issues shifting gears when driving. Based on my extremely limited expertise, the shifting issue has similar symptoms as worn synchros, but I've heard a few people describe similar shifting issues as a result of this firewall weld problem.

Bringing my vehicle in today, dealer has heard of the firewall issue and has fixed a few of them. dealer needs to contact the SOA rep but he said i would likely need to pay for the cost of a new clutch, and then they would pay for the weld fix.

Any advice for getting them to pay full cost? Seems silly to replace the clutch at 67k.

He said that the issue occurs as the clutch wears it begins to put more stress on the welds, causing them to break. I need to find out more about their proposed solution, seems like if they are just rewelding then its going to break again when the new clutch starts to wear out in the future. If the true issue is really a design flaw in the thickness of the firewall (as some posters have indicated) then perhaps I need to look in the class action lawsuit that some others have posted about.

Any advice is appreciated.
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