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Old 11-21-2007, 11:20 PM   #1
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So I was getting on the 101 today and I pushed the gas down in 5th (was going like 60) and the car revved really high. I was like hmmmm...... took it out of gear, put it back in, put the pedl down and once again I accelerated for a second then it was like I was in neutral again. I am assuming my clutch is shot. Not sure if it could be another tranny component tho. any ideas?
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:30 PM   #2
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how does it smell, another way to verify the clutch , go to a empty parking lot, and try to start out in second. if it goes and doesn't die then time for a new clutch, but im pretty sure your clutch is shot.
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:36 PM   #3
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it doesn't have that I just launched my car and let the clutch out to slow smell, but it smells like metal on metal. why would it when you say die do you mean stall? cause I have gone 0mph in 2nd before on accident and it never died.
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:51 PM   #4
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die stall its all the same. is your car popping out of gear, but im still thinking its your clutch.
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:56 PM   #5
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well like when I put the gas down it revved slow, then really fast as if I was revving it in neutral, but the shifter was still in 5th, it didn't pop into neutral
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:08 AM   #6
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yeah your clutch is done bro, how many miles are on your car?
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:10 AM   #7
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like 30k. I was a n00b and took it to the drags quite a few times tho. suprised it lasted this long. What clutch do you recommend bro?
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:29 AM   #8
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well with 30k i would say take it to the dealership and try to get them warranty it, usually they will do one clutch. say its popping out of gear and making a grinding noise.
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:30 AM   #9
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I have other mods will they get sad about that
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:33 AM   #10
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ahh i doubt it, i used to work at a subaru dealership and we had this brand new legacy gt come in with more mods than you could possibly due, yeah warranty took care of their clutch. its worth a try.
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:34 AM   #11
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cool man ill try it. May be upgrade time
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:37 AM   #12
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yeah could be, i just don't like recommending clutches, i have seen too many horror stories when people do it. reason being the aftermarket clutches don't slip as well as the oem, therefore passing more of the shock on to the other parts of the tranny. i have seen shafts broken in two and many gears well toothless. just treat your tranny like a baby, and it will treat your wallet ok. well maybe.
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:59 AM   #13
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Sounds like your clutch.

I doubt warranty will cover it, especially since you are modded.

Stoner is right about upgraded clutches, it is cheaper to replace the clutch then the tranny.
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Old 11-22-2007, 01:26 AM   #14
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Hahaha Ouchtown, population you bro.

On the real though, that sucks Trev. I'm gonna start worrying about my Trans now.

Lets hope the dealership hooks you up. crazyjulius had warranty kick in on 3 trans issues, and he was stage 2+. So I think there is hope.
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:17 PM   #15
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What are your mods? Sounds like you can probably use a mild street clutch. Smooth engagement so it's not so hard on your tranny and more clamping force to handle the extra power.
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Old 11-22-2007, 01:55 PM   #16
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I have the usual bolt ons intake, up dp, header etc... Im pushing like 220-230 whp
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Old 11-22-2007, 04:01 PM   #17
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i would say go with a mild clutch upgrade...... the act stage 2 is a nice little bump..... not too hard on the street
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:35 PM   #18
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I thought ACT Stage 1 would handle that? But you're the tranny master, JJ, so I'd take your word over mine any day
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Old 11-22-2007, 10:17 PM   #19
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meh...... it should do fine but its not much of in increase over stock.i mean im still rocking a stock clutch..... so is rich. and we're both putting down more than that. i would stil like a little increase in clutch feel over what i have now but not at the expense of another transmission. but with the lower power hes putting down a stage 2 would net great pedal feel while still not being too agressive for the tranny.
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Old 11-23-2007, 12:45 AM   #20
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get a stock STI clutch and flywheel and grind out hte part of the bellhousing
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Old 11-23-2007, 03:29 AM   #21
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When I read "Tranny Problem" I though McCrackin's girl finally let him outta the basement again!




Now that I read the thread, I'd say your clutch is Kaput, like previously stated. Get a new stock clutch, and get a STI SS clutch line while your at it.

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Old 11-23-2007, 09:27 PM   #22
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I guess I will go to subaru and get a new stocker
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Old 11-24-2007, 09:00 PM   #23
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Don't get the stocker from a dealership. Just order it on-line. So much cheaper and you get the same part. Go to 1stsubaruparts.com I think that's what it is. Got a new ac hose off there for $60 less than what the dealer charged.
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:56 PM   #24
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well I took it into subaru but they want 350 to do a diognostic and if it comes back they won't warranty it I have to pay the 350. If I want them to replace it it will be another 950. If they warranty it then they will cover all the cost. Dunno if i want to pay them 350 for them to tell me they wont warranty it. Anyone have a better idea? Dunno if i want to get an upgraded clutch. Maybe a stage 1
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:06 PM   #25
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Yeah dont figure on the dealership covering it. If they see any "blue" on your fw then your gonna be paying out of pocket. stock clutch jobs cost around 1300 so be prepaired. thats the cost of the clutch, fw, tob, pp.
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