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Old 10-16-2012, 01:57 AM   #26
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Took my car to the dealer for my squeaking clutch also. It makes a much different noise than your car tho. Popped my hood for a manager and 3 tech guys and the first thing they said is I like that TMIC set up! LOL. They said they have had a few of the new cars come in with this problem and started to set me up a date. While he was looking around he noticed my EWG, ect, ect. I was surprised on how they enjoyed seeing the modded cars. Needless to say my car will be worked on for free with a rental car for 2 days also.

Oh they also said its not an easy job. Apparently they are going to have to drop my transmission. They said its some balljoint connector something under the hood. I dont know.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:28 PM   #27
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:36 PM   #28
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Some people here might be getting confused with the clutch squeaking that happens when the car has sat over night and it's humid and/or damp the morning of their startup. That's this sound (starts at 0:53):


I have the above noise as well and it goes away after about a mile of driving so I don't stress about it. Xabre's issue sounds like something completely different. My 4Runner's clutch made that sound after 100K miles. I haven't seen that sound out of a WRX before this thread.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:20 AM   #29
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Yea the guys at my dealer basically asked if the clutch was stock. I said yes and they went on to say how they dont think my mods caused the problem.

And for SWP, my clutch makes the noise everysingle time I depress the clutch. Hot, cold, warmed up car, after driving, ect.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:26 AM   #30
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:51 AM   #31
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There is small spring attached to the clutch actuator or whatever the technical term for it is, but you just have to throw some grease on it and the squeek will go away. It's sitting behind your TMIC. You description of the noise sound very similar to the one I've experienced and mine has been fixed once I figured out what it was. Still on original clutch running 46K strong! Hopefully this input may have helped.
yeppers. same noise same fix for my LGT

edit:: watched the video. definately NOT the same. WTH is that?!
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:31 PM   #32
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:30 AM   #33
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:22 PM   #34
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Some people here might be getting confused with the clutch squeaking that happens when the car has sat over night and it's humid and/or damp the morning of their startup. That's this sound (starts at 0:53):

2011 WRX clutch squeak

I have the above noise as well and it goes away after about a mile of driving so I don't stress about it. Xabre's issue sounds like something completely different. My 4Runner's clutch made that sound after 100K miles. I haven't seen that sound out of a WRX before this thread.
Im a little confused by this video. I feel like i see a pedal to the left of the one your pushing in which would make the one your pushing the break pedal. Im sure you would know the difference its just from the video it looks that way.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:25 PM   #35
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Nvmd i guess thats where you rest your foot. Im just use to that part not matching the pedals.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:38 AM   #36
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Some people here might be getting confused with the clutch squeaking that happens when the car has sat over night and it's humid and/or damp the morning of their startup. That's this sound (starts at 0:53):

2011 WRX clutch squeak

I have the above noise as well and it goes away after about a mile of driving so I don't stress about it. Xabre's issue sounds like something completely different. My 4Runner's clutch made that sound after 100K miles. I haven't seen that sound out of a WRX before this thread.
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yeppers. same noise same fix for my LGT

edit:: watched the video. definately NOT the same. WTH is that?!
Yep that's my car in the video above and I can confirm that this noise is nothing like the OP's squeak. My squeak went away after I showed this video to my dealership and they replaced the throw-out bearing in my transmission. However, the noise has returned at about 17,000 mi and I just deal with it. Only on cold mornings, particularly when I park outside, and it goes away after 1-2 miles.

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Nvmd i guess thats where you rest your foot. Im just use to that part not matching the pedals.
Yes, that's the dead pedal where you can rest your left foot when not engaging the clutch
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:38 PM   #37
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Took my car to the dealer for my squeaking clutch also. It makes a much different noise than your car tho. Popped my hood for a manager and 3 tech guys and the first thing they said is I like that TMIC set up! LOL. They said they have had a few of the new cars come in with this problem and started to set me up a date. While he was looking around he noticed my EWG, ect, ect. I was surprised on how they enjoyed seeing the modded cars. Needless to say my car will be worked on for free with a rental car for 2 days also.

Oh they also said its not an easy job. Apparently they are going to have to drop my transmission. They said its some balljoint connector something under the hood. I dont know.
i have the clutch pedal creaking/groaning noise as well as the throwout bearing noise. went to multiple dealers and contacted soa, was told that they need the noise to get worse before they can look into further. any possible way you can get some more information as to what the actual cause of the pedal noise was? do you think it was this? http://www.iwsti.com/forums/3606958-post36.html
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:03 AM   #38
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Hi everyone,

I have a 2011 WRX with 15,000 miles on it and recently the clutch has been making a funny squeaking noise whenever I press it to the floor. I did a little research and found that this problem is quite common for 08+ WRX's and a couple guys have even had their entire clutches replaced when they brought their modded WRX's to their dealership. (http://www.wrxforums.com/forums/37-c...b-linkage.html)

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.

I get a call about an hour later and I'm informed that the technician reported that I don't have a catalytic converter in my car and that my ecu has been tampered with and the codes don't match with the factory code so my warranty has been denied. They claim that they even called Subaru and they had my car flagged and that it was out of their power to do anything about my squeaking clutch issue because Subaru has deemed my car out of bounds for any warranty work.

I spoke with the manager when I went to pick my car up and he was basically an asshat who told me to just call up customer support and he was out of his power to do anything for me. I pushed the question that how could any of my mods have caused my clutch to squeak when it is probably the welds from the firewall and he gives back some stupid answer such as it could have been the extra power my aftermarket map gave my car which stressed the welds to break.


I'm at a bit of a dilemma right now. If I want to get a shop to fix this for me it's going to cost quite a bit if it's not just the welds from the firewall that are breaking off. I'm sure my clutch is alright but I'm pretty sure the throw out bearing might be something that's going bad which is going to be expensive to replace. I don't know if I should try going back completely stock, flashing the stock map back on the car and taking it to another dealership to see if they can fix my clutch issue. If my dealer flagged my car can other dealership see this?

If that doesn't work out my last resort is going to be to just sell the car because I really don't want to deal with any more issues this car is giving me

If anyone could chime in and give me a bit of advice that would be extremely helpful.

Thank
Get rid of the car. I had an Impreza with a squeaky clutch the dealer was cool about fixing it but it involved pulling the transmission out and replacing the throw out bearing and the clutch along with resurfacing the fly wheel. Then the power steering started whining like a super charger. Once again they had to replace the entire PS system. Then the straw that broke the camels back was when the car stalled out and wouldn't restart. I had it towed to the nearest Subaru dealer. Turns out the entire throttle body came apart. It was taken care of through warranty but these are hassles that shouldn't be happening to a car that has 20k miles. I got rid of the POS and got a Honda. I now have 50k miles on it and not a single dealer visit for warranty BS. This just shows you that Subaru's are inferior to Honda's and Toyota's. Get rid of it!
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:47 PM   #39
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:45 PM   #40
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Ghidora - maybe lay off the shrooms a bit? In reviewing you previous post, you seem to either hang out in the land of OT or trolling on behalf of Honda. Congrats on your Honda, suggest you not drive while shrooming around, and quit antagonizing!
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:04 PM   #41
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:37 AM   #42
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I actually had my clutch go in my 11' WRX at 40k. I bought the car with 12k on it, obviously it was at this point which I realized that whomever had the car before me had abused it for the short time of ownership.

I took her into the local dealership and had them take a look at it, turns out they replaced the entire clutch, flywheel, bearings and springs on warranty.

2011 with 40k - COMPLETE clutch replacement .... WARRANTY.

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Old 11-04-2012, 03:14 AM   #43
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:50 AM   #44
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So I took my car to the dealership who replaced my clutch master cylinder and this time they thought it was something more serious so they ended up dropping the transmission and found that my throw out bearing was going bad and one of the teeth on my pressure plate was bent so they ended up replacing everything for me as well as a brand new clutch. I'm very happy! My clutch pedal feels completely different compared to before. It's now very firm which I'm not sure if it's normal or not but before it was super light and very unpredictable at where the catch point was. Anyways for those of you out there with squeaking clutch's you should totally bring your car into the dealership... who knows you might get a free clutch out of it
Nice!!! And it was all under warrantee? I have that morning/cold light squeal people keep pointing out and it's worrying me... But that's good that the dealer actually explored instead of brushing you off!
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:13 PM   #45
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Nice!!! And it was all under warrantee? I have that morning/cold light squeal people keep pointing out and it's worrying me... But that's good that the dealer actually explored instead of brushing you off!
Yup everything was covered under warranty If you've got any funny noises coming from your car you should definitely bring it into the dealership. If they brush you off take it to another one. The one I always took my car to was absolute garbage... they even flagged my car for having an aftermarket exhaust on it! The second dealership I brought it to was absolutely a blast to work with. The techs and service manager had terrific customer service unlike the first dealership I went to. Always check around on yelp for reviews too. If you can't replicate your problems be sure to take a video of it when it makes the noise and show your dealership. Best of luck!
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So I took my car to the dealership who replaced my clutch master cylinder and this time they thought it was something more serious so they ended up dropping the transmission and found that my throw out bearing was going bad and one of the teeth on my pressure plate was bent so they ended up replacing everything for me as well as a brand new clutch. I'm very happy! My clutch pedal feels completely different compared to before. It's now very firm which I'm not sure if it's normal or not but before it was super light and very unpredictable at where the catch point was. Anyways for those of you out there with squeaking clutch's you should totally bring your car into the dealership... who knows you might get a free clutch out of it
Hope they actually fixed the problem and didn't just band aid it . The noise I heard in ur video is the spot welds coming apart for sure !! You should take 15 min and remove to wipers,cover, and wiper motor to inspect the spot welds... Google 2009 clutch broken spot welds there is a write up with pics on clubwrx ( I think) of what to look for . Take those pieces off and have someone push in the clutch while you are watching the welds. More than likely you will see them come slightly apart from the firewall !! Good luck
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:20 AM   #48
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Thanks for the heads up. I'll check the welds next weekend. It's strange though because if the welds holding the clutch pedal assembly were coming out would replacing the clutch and throw out bearing really fix the squeaking noise?
Not sure. Just watched ur video and heard the exact same noise mine was making. Both of the tiny spot welds had come apart on mine.. Better than the factory now with 2 1/4" grade 8 bolts with double nylon locking nuts... Even if the welds hasn't come apart was going to drill out next to them for added assurance that it would never completely come apart. ( highly unlikely but it could happen ) my stage 2 clutch is very stiff and puts added stress on these points. Good luck and let me know what you find out...curious
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Not sure. Just watched ur video and heard the exact same noise mine was making. Both of the tiny spot welds had come apart on mine.. Better than the factory now with 2 1/4" grade 8 bolts with double nylon locking nuts... Even if the welds hasn't come apart was going to drill out next to them for added assurance that it would never completely come apart. ( highly unlikely but it could happen ) my stage 2 clutch is very stiff and puts added stress on these points. Good luck and let me know what you find out...curious
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:54 PM   #50
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I have a wrx thats just over a year old. I started noticing a squeek a while back but it seemed to go away once the car had warmed up so i didn't pay much mind to it. My brother, picked up a 2012 wrx over the summer and i took it around the block last week. I noticed his was like kicking over a tin can and mine is like trying to push over a large dog. Do the clutches typically get heavier as they wear in? should i be concerned? im around 25 K and im kind of worried my clutch is going...
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