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Old 06-12-2007, 07:58 PM   #1
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Default RPMs increase then drop after accelerating... is this normal?

I have a 2002 WRX sedan with 65K on it. No mods.

anyway, let's say I'm going around 65 mph in 5th gear. RPMs are around 2700. If I try to accelerate quickly, the RPMs shoot up to 3500 or so and then drop down back to 3000. If I try to accelerate gradually, this doens't happen and the RPMs go up without any rapid rise and drop. This happens in 4th gear too, and maybe 3rd. Usually when I'm right under 3000 RPM. I don't think it was doing this before, but I could be wrong (I am not even close to being an automotive expert)

I was in a front end accident about 6 weeks ago and did damage to the front of the car and coolent / air conditioning systems, etc. Since then, I've been paying more attention and maybe this is why I noticed this, but maybe it started then.

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Old 06-12-2007, 08:07 PM   #2
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No, its not normal. Its a sign of a slipping clutch.
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:16 PM   #3
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If you had an automatic, I'd say it's normal... but you don't.

New clutch time!!!
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Old 06-12-2007, 08:17 PM   #4
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Thanks. I did a few internet searches since I posted and that is what is seemed like.

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Old 06-12-2007, 08:28 PM   #5
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BTW, I assume this is more related to my repeated burning of the clutch over 5 years than the front end accidnet I was in?
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Old 06-12-2007, 09:08 PM   #6
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i had a front end wreck at like 6k and now at 15k my clutch did the same thing..insurance said it wasnt front end wreck so u gotta fork out for the new clutch
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Old 06-12-2007, 09:14 PM   #7
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clutches are normal maintenance items. the mean life of one is probably around 70k, there are lots that go much higher, but also lots that die much, much sooner. (If you learned to drive stick on it, it is in the much sooner catagory)
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Old 06-12-2007, 09:14 PM   #8
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(If you learned to drive stick on it, it is in the much sooner catagory)
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Old 06-12-2007, 09:23 PM   #9
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BTW, I assume this is more related to my repeated burning of the clutch over 5 years than the front end accidnet I was in?




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Old 06-13-2007, 01:00 AM   #10
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Like everyone said.. your clutch is slipping.. i couldnt figure what the hell was going on when my clutch was slipping just as u described yours
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Old 06-15-2007, 07:39 PM   #11
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Jee, wasn't the clutch being 'toasted' already established up top already?

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hey outlaw, is this the NASIOC you were saying that you have alot of credibility at?
*and this forum will be banning people on your behalf right? hmm...
And you said that the yahoo group: PDXWRX are cheezeballs, Do you know that they reside here as well?
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Old 06-15-2007, 07:54 PM   #12
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Jee, wasn't the clutch being 'toasted' already established up top already?

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hey outlaw, is this the NASIOC you were saying that you have alot of credibility at?
*and this forum will be banning people on your behalf right? hmm...
And you said that the yahoo group: PDXWRX are cheezeballs, Do you know that they reside here as well?
Best keep your posting to a minimum unless it's prevalent
Hmm... maybe you should as well...

You have an entire thread devoted to your credibility...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1267732

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Hmm... maybe you should as well...

You have an entire thread devoted to your credibility...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1267732

Serious pwnage.

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