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Old 11-13-2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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I need someone who can help me inspect the clutch install this local transmission shop performed on my car. Pm me ASAP if you can help. Thanks.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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What exactly is wrong?
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:39 PM   #3
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They installed new clutch kit and car slips when cold and only grabs once heated up which is after a while of driving. Car shifts and works fine other than that. I took the car back and told them something went wrong on the install and the more I talk to them the more I worry they will just mess it up again. They are going to drop the Trans and have me come by to see.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:39 PM   #4
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Doesn't sound like clutch itself I would say check out the master or slave..
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:12 PM   #5
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Hydraulics won't make the clutch slip, just the opposite (incomplete disengagement).
There isn't much to inspect externally, it probably does have to come apart. You'll have to give the shop a chance to make it right, worst case you may need to have a different shop fix it and document any problems for use in getting the original shop to pay directly or in small claims court.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:25 PM   #6
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My fault for not just towing it to a reputable Subie shop. I figured a transmission shop would know better. Anyway I saw my car parked outside so I know they haven't touched it yet. I want them to honor their work but I don't know if that's even worth it. Argh! I really can't catch a break. The car is so close to complete minus this stupid clutch issue.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:30 PM   #7
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My fault for not just towing it to a reputable Subie shop. I figured a transmission shop would know better. Anyway I saw my car parked outside so I know they haven't touched it yet. I want them to honor their work but I don't know if that's even worth it. Argh! I really can't catch a break. The car is so close to complete minus this stupid clutch issue.
take it back to the transmission shop. if they messed up they should also fix it
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:58 PM   #8
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It sucks because the shop owner keeps leaning on it not being the clutch that is the problem. How would that even pass in court? He even drove my car with me in it and confirmed the car is slipping. Bottom line his shop did the clutch job and there is no way I'm paying for this. But it feels like I need another witness to get my point across or someone from here to show them what's up in case their techs are missing something. I'll have a reward of course.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:52 PM   #9
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Interesting find on another thread I should check on the axles as they are known to pop out.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:02 PM   #10
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As others have said, the original shop should fix it for you.

HOWEVER, I see you have a 2003. Did you provide the parts or did they? We have seen on more than 1 occasion where the 02 and 03 transmissions are VERY finicky on which flywheel/clutch combo is used. We've had to re-do a few using OEM parts specific for the VIN of the car we were installing.

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Old 11-13-2012, 09:58 PM   #11
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Car is an 03 and had the BA tranny but swapped with a rebuilt AA. Car drives fine minus the whole cold weather slip deal. The clutch kit is new ksb03 exedy oem with act streetlight flywheel. I am going to pray it is just the axles. It kind of makes sense if heat affects the expansion of the axles tightening up onto the diff? Or has this whole ordeal got me going mad? Guess I'll find out in the AM.

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Old 11-13-2012, 11:09 PM   #12
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:17 PM   #13
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You didn't mention whether the speedometer is going up when it slips. If it does then it probably is the axles, a slipping clutch doesn't do that.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:44 PM   #14
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Speedo def not going up
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:48 PM   #15
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If it is just my axles, I am celebrating. Keep you posted.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:06 AM   #16
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Car is an 03 and had the BA tranny but swapped with a rebuilt AA. Car drives fine minus the whole cold weather slip deal. The clutch kit is new ksb03 exedy oem with act streetlight flywheel. I am going to pray it is just the axles. It kind of makes sense if heat affects the expansion of the axles tightening up onto the diff? Or has this whole ordeal got me going mad? Guess I'll find out in the AM.

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Interesting. It could be the axles. Keep us posted.

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Old 11-14-2012, 04:57 PM   #17
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Holy crap it was the rear right axle that popped out!!! Car is beautiful now. Time to get tuned! Thank you NASIOC and google.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:43 PM   #18
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Holy crap it was the rear right axle that popped out!!! Car is beautiful now. Time to get tuned! Thank you NASIOC and google.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:22 AM   #19
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well just as luck would have it I was going up a hill and pushed it just slightly and sure enough the axle popped out again!? this sucks.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:15 AM   #20
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:46 AM   #21
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The clips can tend to stay in the differential, rather than coming out on the axle. If you can't get it to seat fully (I've seen this more than one time before), try putting a large hose clamp over the CV stub. Use a drift punch on the worm gear portion of the clamp to drive the axle into place.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:53 AM   #22
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Since it's the rear axle it's unlikely the shop had anything to do with it, as they wouldn't touch that when doing the clutch. Just an unfortunate coincidence.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:32 AM   #23
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Thanks for replies. It is so frustrating ...I literally went from radiator leak to gearbox fail to axle problems all within past couple months.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:55 AM   #24
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I've also heard that the clips stay on the diff and you basically just try to pop them back in...however, that only lasted a few days so I'm going to have to look inside to see what's up with the clip.
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