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Old 01-26-2012, 12:43 PM   #126
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So this thread is mainly about the clicking from the cruise relay, which is definitely normal. Switches click. It's what they do. My hearing may not be the best, but I can barely hear mine, although I definitely do. If you could hear that over the engine, radio and normal road noise, you must have bionic ears.
My problem is in regards to the actual stuttering/squealing that if I'm not mistaken, 3 people posted about in this thread. My 2011 WRX Limited has around 8K on her, and just last week this happened to me. It went away and came back twice, and has subsided, thankfully, and hopefully someone can shed light on this. The first time it happened, it was just bumper to bumper traffic headed home from work. No clutch riding or anything, nice and smooth. My friend mentioned perhaps a "glazed clutch" so I intentionally rode the clutch going slow in 2nd and it went away. The second time it happened, I dropped it down from 4th and nailed it, but it was a perfect shift, so I can't see why this would've happened??
The stutter feeling happens at about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way out, releasing slowly. Less stutter when quicker, but I don't "pop" my clutch like that, rather smooth and steady. Once, in the 3 occurrences, it made a very strange, squealing sound. It went away almost immediately. As one of the previous posters' stated, in neutral it was smooth as normal, then when in gear the stutter occurred. Any more of these instances by anyone else? Any resolutions to those who previously posted? Thx...
Even though it may seem strange, lubricating the clutch fork fixed this exact same issue for me and another member on NASIOC.

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Old 01-27-2012, 01:29 PM   #127
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What and where is the clutch fork? I know a dealer will service under warranty, but I don't have time or patience for a dealer if it's something I can handle. I'm pretty mechanically inclined...
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:44 PM   #128
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Haha I have no idea...I was just told that from another member and told my dealer to try it. It fixed the problem, so I had no further questions...
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:31 PM   #129
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barold, odd that yours isn't the switch. I just crawled under the dash to finally have a look. I placed some tape and a rubber band around the white switch pin to hold it in, actuated the clutch pedal and my clicking was gone. I removed the tape/band and it clicked.

Now that I know what it looks like under there, I'm working on fabricating a more permanent solution than just a piece of tape.

For the person who used anti-seize, did you put it on the switch? I might try to work some dielectric grease into it. I'm afraid to use anti-seize on an electrical part. However, I rarely use cruise control, so I'm thinking I may just do something to permanent hold the switch pin in.


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Old 02-06-2012, 11:50 PM   #130
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I had that clicking noise for bout a year till I upgraded to a stainless steel clutch line. Im not saying it fixed it but for the past three months that I changed it has not done the clicking noise. I used the red one from mach v motorsports.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:16 AM   #131
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... nevermind.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:56 PM   #132
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barold, odd that yours isn't the switch. I just crawled under the dash to finally have a look. I placed some tape and a rubber band around the white switch pin to hold it in, actuated the clutch pedal and my clicking was gone. I removed the tape/band and it clicked.

Now that I know what it looks like under there, I'm working on fabricating a more permanent solution than just a piece of tape.

For the person who used anti-seize, did you put it on the switch? I might try to work some dielectric grease into it. I'm afraid to use anti-seize on an electrical part. However, I rarely use cruise control, so I'm thinking I may just do something to permanent hold the switch pin in.


Hi, I didn't put antiseize on the switch but a dielectric should sufice. I didn't have any issue with the switch noise since I heard that even when I first bought the car.
I put or "saturated" the antiseize on the spring shown on your picture above (next to the stopper pad). Have a look at the pic in message #33. I basically applied the antiseize all over the pivot points the spring and mating surfaces of the spring and even the center cylinder portion. It came back last summer after I "cleaned it".

I still beleive it has something to do with the spring and mating/interface surfaces of the spring and the MC tesnion. The MC certainly get's stiffer over time (try a new 2012, press the clutch, and tell me feel you don't feel a diff in comparison with a high mileageo one?). That added tension could be putting pressure on the weld and the clutch spring. Just a thought. Haven't been able to prove it yet. It's been 10k miles so far and no click....But I have heard a squeek in the clutch under the hood....but I'll save that fix for later.
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:03 PM   #133
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barold, odd that yours isn't the switch. I just crawled under the dash to finally have a look. I placed some tape and a rubber band around the white switch pin to hold it in, actuated the clutch pedal and my clicking was gone. I removed the tape/band and it clicked.

Now that I know what it looks like under there, I'm working on fabricating a more permanent solution than just a piece of tape.

For the person who used anti-seize, did you put it on the switch? I might try to work some dielectric grease into it. I'm afraid to use anti-seize on an electrical part. However, I rarely use cruise control, so I'm thinking I may just do something to permanent hold the switch pin in.
I've noticed that I only get the clicking after going to the car wash and more specifically one that sprays the under-carriage. The clicking goes away after a little while (by the next morning?).

It is very weird and I have no idea what is going on, but probably I will not put any effort into fixing it as long as it keeps going away by the next day.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:35 PM   #134
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Put me down as a clicker. ~3000 miles, 2012 WRX hatch, bone stock, lots of traffic.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:16 PM   #135
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Slight clicking noise and clutch pedals feels like garbage. It doesn't prevent me from shifting smoothly but it feels notchy. Sometimes it feels so ****ty that I can't feel the catch point and I end up shifting poorly, anyway. The catch point is still there, the pedal travel feel is just annoying me. I took it to my local dealer and they told me it was up to spec and had no issues.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:17 PM   #136
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mine had an audible click from the lot but wasn't really noticable.

about 18k miles later it was louder and i actually felt it. took to dealership they said my TO Bearing was rubbing with something they couldn't tell what so they replace the clutch, plate and bearings. everything was covered under warranty

fixed and went back to the normal click/squeak
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:06 PM   #137
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I was getting the loud squealing and shaky clutch pedal. Dealer replaced the TO bearing and it has gone back to normal. 2011 WRX, 13,000 mi.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:20 AM   #138
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I was getting the loud squealing and shaky clutch pedal. Dealer replaced the TO bearing and it has gone back to normal. 2011 WRX, 13,000 mi.
Same thing on mine at 9500 miles. Now at 25,000 she may be going back. I talked to the tech and he told me SOA says there is no problem. Funny thing he has 2 in the shop with the same problem. We will see...

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Old 04-27-2012, 11:07 AM   #139
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I dont know if maybe it's just me but this morning I got into my car and the clutch pedal felt wierd. Not smooth as usual, more like if it was catching on something as I brought it up and pushed it down. it felt like ( not audible ) like clicks as I pushed in and out. Eventually on my way to work it went away.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:10 AM   #140
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Welcome to the club, aliasgx

Mine started one random morning, as well. The unfortunate part is that I don't even beat on it so i don't have a reason to give myself as to why the clutch feels awful at 7,000 miles.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:30 PM   #141
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I had a squeeky TO bearing. When they took out the tranny the TO bearing was rusted to the fork. No grease from the factory. They did a TO bearing, fork, clutch plate and disc under warranty. The car never shifted so good after it was done. That was at 6k. Now I have 13k and still all is fine.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:24 PM   #142
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I had a squeeky TO bearing. When they took out the tranny the TO bearing was rusted to the fork. No grease from the factory. They did a TO bearing, fork, clutch plate and disc under warranty. The car never shifted so good after it was done. That was at 6k. Now I have 13k and still all is fine.

This exact thing happened to me. Rusty TOB.
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:26 PM   #143
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just broke 5200 miles on my 11 wrx and I'm starting to hear a faint click when I push the clutch in but i read this thread before I noticed it so I'm wondering if it was always like that and never noticed it and after seeing others try to fix the problem I don't know which way I should go about it if it gets worse, any solutions?
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:24 AM   #144
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Same thing on mine at 9500 miles. Now at 25,000 she may be going back. I talked to the tech and he told me SOA says there is no problem. Funny thing he has 2 in the shop with the same problem. We will see...
27,000 miles and I just got it back from the dealer.

Second Throw Out Bearing and Pressure Plate.

The new one has a new part number from Subaru, lets hope they have fixed the problem.

Only time will tell.
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:26 AM   #145
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This exact thing happened to me. Rusty TOB.
That is what mine looked like both times.
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:09 AM   #146
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2011 STI starts clicking since 1k miles ago. It is now around 11000 miles.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:57 PM   #147
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Alright has anybody found a solution to the grinding clutch feel? I had my clutch fork and throwout bearing replaced and greased the first time it started happening, but on my way home it started smoking. I figured it was just the extra grease they probably got on the transmission or something but a little after that it started doing it again. Everytime I have taken it back to the dealership it feels normal. I've heard replacing the clutch helps but they don't want to try that and it not work. My throwout bearing wasn't squeaking until they replaced it, and now it's squeaking. That doesn't bother me too much. I just want to know how to fix this aggravating grinding, course feeling. It makes shifting smooth so much harder and it feels really bad.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:18 PM   #148
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Hey guys I just started to get the clicking noise like so many others, it was the first night when it was pretty cold out, wanted to know how many day(s) it took to make the repair to the MC???
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:17 AM   #149
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Thry can fix it in one day
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:21 PM   #150
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okay cool, I hate the stealership though....
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