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Old 07-27-2000, 01:26 AM   #1
Eric SS
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Location: 2014 Q60S, 2016 Chevy SS
2000 2.5RS w/ EJ22T
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Exclamation Very Weird Clutch Chatter

I just hit 560 miles on my car and I got some weird vibration at certain times. It's really weird!

It almost seems like clutch chatter because I can feel it in the shifter and the pedals pretty bad but it happened when I had just let the clutch out and was in neutral. It has only happened about three times (all today). I work on Corvettes for a living and am very aware of pretty much any vibration (especially clutch chatter) but I am completly lost!

It goes away if I give the engine a quick rev (as little as 2000rpm) and it is by no means a catastrophic vibration but enough of one to make me wonder.

Has anyone else experienced this or heard of any recalls?? Thanks

MY00 Aspen white 2.5RS

PS. I have not run the car hard AT ALL and I just changed the oil (Mobil 1 15w-50) at 500 miles.
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Old 07-27-2000, 08:07 AM   #2
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I get shudder from my clutch only when the car is cold. After she warms up it's straight butter.
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Old 07-27-2000, 10:30 AM   #3
Craig W
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1999 2.5RS
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do a search for this topic. You'll find LOTS of interesting information. Basically, you're not alone and Subaru will be very reluctant to admit there's a problem.
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Old 07-27-2000, 11:33 AM   #4
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Do a search for "Clutch Poll for SOA" in the General board. Also see the Clutch Poll for SOA, Part III..." that I just posted. If it's a chatter problem, it's a known issue that SOA won't acknowledge as an actual problem. Just a cosmetic problem and annoyance.

On a side note, if it's not chatter, it could be your throwout bearing. There is another known issue (a real problem) with throwout bearings and lube on our cars that SOA won't acknowledge, period. Every person I know with the problem is the "first person to report it."

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Old 07-27-2000, 02:53 PM   #5
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Sounds very similar to my situation. I have the clutch chatter when cold like everybody else, but I also have a low-rpm ,er..well, I can only describe as a "clatter". If I release the clutch at low revs, (such as when trying to inch along at rush hour) I feel a scraping, clattering feeling in the pedal and shifter. I always just attributed this to something rubbing when the engine shakes the mounts hard. I can avoid it if I keep the revs up when letting out the clutch.
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