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Old 11-24-2012, 08:54 PM   #51
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Update: 11/24/12

I get in my car today press down the clutch and what do you know... I hear a squeak. The squeak this time was different from the one I had before I got the new clutch. The squeak I have now occurs about halfway the clutch travel whereas before the squeak happened right before the clutch pedal hit the floor. I'm pretty sure the squeaking I'm hearing now is either the spring or the welds coming out from the firewall.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:11 PM   #52
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Btw my car is running a TP stage 2 map with a Perrin dp. From what I've read a very probably cause of the squeaking noise could be that the entire clutch assembly is coming unwelded from the firewall so none of my modifications would have caused that to happen so I decided to just bring my car into the dealership to have them look at it.
No offense but how in the world do you think added power can't cause this? The engine makes more power, causing extra stress on the entire car. I am sure adding more power could cause the welds to fail. And certainly SOA should not need to cover this repair. I hope you successfully fix your car, and I hope I never have to deal with that issue. However you can't honestly expect Subaru to fix the car once it's been modified do you?
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:50 PM   #53
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No offense but how in the world do you think added power can't cause this? The engine makes more power, causing extra stress on the entire car. I am sure adding more power could cause the welds to fail. And certainly SOA should not need to cover this repair. I hope you successfully fix your car, and I hope I never have to deal with that issue. However you can't honestly expect Subaru to fix the car once it's been modified do you?
Subaru covered the repairs and gave me a new clutch, flywheel, and master clutch cylinder.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:41 AM   #54
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No offense but how in the world do you think added power can't cause this? The engine makes more power, causing extra stress on the entire car. I am sure adding more power could cause the welds to fail. And certainly SOA should not need to cover this repair. I hope you successfully fix your car, and I hope I never have to deal with that issue. However you can't honestly expect Subaru to fix the car once it's been modified do you?
that doesn't have anything to do with the clutch engagement or its mounting.

OP - glad everything got sorted out.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:01 AM   #55
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that doesn't have anything to do with the clutch engagement or its mounting.

OP - glad everything got sorted out.
Exactly. If my clutch was fried due to the extra power caused by going to stage 2 there is no way it would have been covered under warranty.

The thing is not everything has been resolved yet. My clutch has just started making a funny squeaking noise again. This time the noise is different than the one I had prior to the new clutch install.

I will be making an appointment with my dealership and see if the welds need to be tended to. I'm sure the throw out bearing can't be going bad after a few weeks right?
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:49 PM   #56
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I had a similar squeaking noise in the clutch peddle when i bought it... everyone said it was probably just because it was new, and grease needed to flow. Now, at 10,000 my clutch rattles on deceleration, or while coasting in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd gear. And i think the stop where the clutch engages, is now higher. I will be curious to follow your posts, and see what your outcome is.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:41 PM   #57
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I had a similar squeaking noise in the clutch peddle when i bought it... everyone said it was probably just because it was new, and grease needed to flow. Now, at 10,000 my clutch rattles on deceleration, or while coasting in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd gear. And i think the stop where the clutch engages, is now higher. I will be curious to follow your posts, and see what your outcome is.
My throw out bearing was faulty and I got a new clutch under warranty
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:46 PM   #58
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How did you get past the original warranty denial and flagging? You are stage 2, right?
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:16 PM   #59
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I had a similar squeaking noise in the clutch peddle when i bought it... everyone said it was probably just because it was new, and grease needed to flow. Now, at 10,000 my clutch rattles on deceleration, or while coasting in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd gear. And i think the stop where the clutch engages, is now higher. I will be curious to follow your posts, and see what your outcome is.
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How did you get past the original warranty denial and flagging? You are stage 2, right?
Just took it to another dealership and went back to stock.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:26 AM   #60
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I had this same noise on my 2010 WRX when depressing or releasing the clutch when it had 20k miles.

Brought it to the dealership. They tried greasing and oiling up everything that could possibly cause the noise, but it didn't work.

Dealer inspected the firewall for integrity of spot welds and all were of sufficient quality to both my satisfaction and the dealer's satisfaction.

So they finally replaced under warranty a portion of the pedal assembly and the clutch master cylinder and it fixed the noise. At 47k miles now and the noise has not come back.

By the way, the clutch itself felt fine when the noise was happening, and I noticed no ill effects other than an assault on my eardrums.
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I took my car to another dealership today and they replaced my master clutch cylinder for me under warranty. I thought the problem was fixed too until about 30 mins later on my drive home my clutch starts squeaking again :\ Time to take my car back to the dealership.
FYI - I had a creaking noise from my clutch shortly after I got the car. The dealer replaced the master cylinder and the issue went away. Then 2 years later my clutch linkage broke and the clutch went straight to the floor when I was driving! Here is a thread with more info and photos:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2451989

I am 99% sure this failure was due to something being improperly assembled when the master cylinder was replaced. If you've had this replaced, I would take 5 minutes and check that everything is together properly (should look like the first photo in the thread).
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:40 PM   #61
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Everyone should make a report to motor vehicle transportation so they force a recall. Fixing my firewall was very costly and its a manufacture defect no matter what subaru says about mods/abuse etc. The firewall is very thin and mad very poorly and they should pay for trying to take shortcuts.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:27 PM   #62
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Just got mine fixed after dealing with three dealerships and months of calling up SOA. Also have exhaust, downpipe, up/pipe, headers, intercooler, sway bars....

Obviously wasnt stock but no one could say anything when I knew it was firewall welds and a manufactures defect.

My clutch at the 55k mi was so heavy and engagement point was so high dealerships were saying gotta be aftermarket clutch. SOA said we gotta make sure clutch is stock so I bought new clutch and when had car apart they saw the broken welds and fixed under warranty of course.

Clutch is buttery how smooth and effortless to push in and engagement point is way lower. My question is was the bad clutch or broken welds causing clutch to feel heavy with high engagement?
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:41 PM   #63
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Just got mine fixed after dealing with three dealerships and months of calling up SOA. Also have exhaust, downpipe, up/pipe, headers, intercooler, sway bars....

Obviously wasnt stock but no one could say anything when I knew it was firewall welds and a manufactures defect.

My clutch at the 55k mi was so heavy and engagement point was so high dealerships were saying gotta be aftermarket clutch. SOA said we gotta make sure clutch is stock so I bought new clutch and when had car apart they saw the broken welds and fixed under warranty of course.

Clutch is buttery how smooth and effortless to push in and engagement point is way lower. My question is was the bad clutch or broken welds causing clutch to feel heavy with high engagement?
Glad to hear you got yours fixed as well. I don't know how a broken weld could cause the clutch pedal to feel heavy or have a high engagement but I guess that's possible. Did they replace anything else besides the clutch? It could have been the master clutch cylinder or something else they swapped out when they replaced your clutch. It could have also been the actual spring on your clutch.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:29 PM   #64
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Glad to hear you got yours fixed as well. I don't know how a broken weld could cause the clutch pedal to feel heavy or have a high engagement but I guess that's possible. Did they replace anything else besides the clutch? It could have been the master clutch cylinder or something else they swapped out when they replaced your clutch. It could have also been the actual spring on your clutch.

Thanks it was exciting to finally see this problem resolved.
Believe they didnt touch master cylinder just new clutch kit and flywheel. It could have been the clutch debris they said piled up on my TOB (think they said TOB) that was causing the stiff pedal and high engagement.
The engagement point is so different felt like I was learning to drive another car last couple days
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:16 PM   #65
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another squeaking clutch SOA issue...fml
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:21 PM   #66
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Spray white lithium grease into clutch master cylinder from underneath dash right where the clutch pedal is. This should solve it. Be a little generous.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:09 AM   #67
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Well I have the same issue described here, I already have a new ACT clutch assembly with virtually small number of miles. Went to my Suby dealer to check what can be done since my warranty ran out and powertrain does not cover this.
They say it could be the bearing OR the spot welds on the dash thus having to take apart the WHOLE dash and stealing $480 from me.

Thankfully, I have just found this post and am going to try it out.

Clutch squeak fix without taking the whole dash apart (nut/bolt style)

Total: .80 cents and some elbow grease

http://www.wrxforums.com/forums/84-d...olt-style.html

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Old 02-26-2013, 10:46 PM   #68
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2009 WRX with the ACT clutch as well and mine just started doing this within the last 24-48 hours. I took a video of it while someone was pushing the clutch in and you could see the Clutch master cylinder moving about an half-an-inch to an inch back and forth. Definitely broken welds and I know that SOA won't warrantee it. I understand the pay to play but shouldn't the parts on the firewall be solid?
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:32 PM   #69
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2009 WRX with the ACT clutch as well and mine just started doing this within the last 24-48 hours. I took a video of it while someone was pushing the clutch in and you could see the Clutch master cylinder moving about an half-an-inch to an inch back and forth. Definitely broken welds and I know that SOA won't warrantee it. I understand the pay to play but shouldn't the parts on the firewall be solid?
Yup sounds like your welds are the issue. If you're out of warranty the best you could do is try and call soa and explain to them your situation. I doubt the dealership is gonna do anything about it even if it is a manufacture defect.
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Yup sounds like your welds are the issue. If you're out of warranty the best you could do is try and call soa and explain to them your situation. I doubt the dealership is gonna do anything about it even if it is a manufacture defect.
Welds were definitely the issue. Cracked completely from the firewall shelf and had to be rewelded. The dash was "fun" but I got everything fixed and it only cost me $40 for the welders time. Not too bad doing it and no more clutch squeak. Here's a video we made....

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Old 03-09-2013, 10:23 AM   #71
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Mine is squeaking to but it doesn't do it until the car has warmed up. When I first start it up in the morning it's fine but after driving a few miles it starts to do it. Anybody else experience it this way? I also have a kartboy engine pitch stop mount, however, I did notice it before I put the after market mount. I'm going to take my car in in a few days to have the dealership look at it but I was wondering for some input?
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:58 PM   #72
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Mine is squeaking to but it doesn't do it until the car has warmed up. When I first start it up in the morning it's fine but after driving a few miles it starts to do it. Anybody else experience it this way? I also have a kartboy engine pitch stop mount, however, I did notice it before I put the after market mount. I'm going to take my car in in a few days to have the dealership look at it but I was wondering for some input?
Does it squeak near the middle or the bottom when you press the clutch in? Mine was squeaking towards the bottom and it turned out to be a defective throw out bearing but my squeaking never went away even after the car warmed up. It actually got worse after the car warmed up so it sounds pretty much the same as your problem. I'm guessing defective throw out bearing.

If your dealership is cool you may even get a free clutch out of the warranty work like I did.

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Old 03-11-2013, 11:25 AM   #73
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It squeaks near the bottom. Although mine doesn't squeak (like I said earlier) until after the car has been driven a bit. I'll definitely ask my dealership about that though, thanks!
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:44 PM   #74
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In case anyone is curious about my case - dealership confirmed the noise and have to pull the trans to take a look. Unfortunately I have to reschedule that so going to shoot for next Tuesday. They told me I should be covered so keeping my fingers crossed.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:38 AM   #75
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Hi Guys! I own a 2009 WRX and I've experienced this very same issue. Currently, we are proceeding forward with a Class Action suit against Subaru for the faulty firewall issues with the hope of forcing a recall on all of the 08+ affected. If you have 10 minutes to help out or become part of this, please call Greg Coleman Law at 1-800-HURT-NOW or at 865-247-0080. Again, this will only take 10 minutes of time. Thank you again and hopefully, we can get this fixed for everyone regardless of mileage or mods!
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