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Old 04-09-2013, 01:43 PM   #1
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My car is still fairly new with all highway miles. It's a 2008 impreza 2.5i with about 90,000 miles on it. The car rides and drives perfect up until this morning.

Today when i pulled into work everything was fine. Clutch works like brand new, holds perfect, no chatter, i'm sure it's got plenty of life. But when i pulled into my spot, i went to put it into first gear to park and i couldn't get it into gear and the clutch pedal was stuck to the floor. It wasn't the mat or anything, but i did manage to pull it back up manually with my toe. Now when i drive my car whenever i push the clutch in, it makes an extremely loud metal/metal squeal the entire time i push the clutch in. When i went under the hood, i manually pushed the clutch lever at the slave cylinder and it squeals as soon as i put a little pressure on it.

Does this sound like i need to replace my throw out bearing and along with it my clutch? Or could it be anything else i'm not thinking of? Can i spray something down the boot at the slave cylinder to get me by for a few days until i can work on it, or take it to a shop?
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:17 PM   #2
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It could be the clutch fork, throwout bearing, master cylinder, or slave cylinder. Does the clutch work like it used to, despite the obnoxious squeaking?
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:04 PM   #3
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Yes, it's working right now, but it did stall me out as i pulled into a restaurant for lunch.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:24 PM   #4
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Well now that you mention that, I'm gonna say your pilot bearing could be starting to seize. The only reason I'm fairly certain it would be that is because it would cause the noise when pushing in the clutch and might cause the engine to still be connected to your tranny, hence your stalling issue. One way to test this is to push in the clutch, put it into first gear, and see if it starts to move as if you were slightly letting off the clutch. Are you going to be pulling things apart yourself?
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:27 PM   #5
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No, i'll probably call and get it done. I probably could do it myself, but my wife is out of town and i have to watch the baby this weekend. Unfortunately this happened so suddenly, and not something i feel comfortable waiting 2 weeks until i can get to it.
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Might be a good oppurtunity to teach your kid to remove a trans; they're never too young to learn In all seriousness, let us know how you make out.
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Might be a good oppurtunity to teach your kid to remove a trans; they're never too young to learn
I usually let the cops deal with it.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:17 AM   #8
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Might be a good oppurtunity to teach your kid to remove a trans; they're never too young to learn In all seriousness, let us know how you make out.
He's only 9 months old. I'm still trying to teach him how to say "dada". I think teaching him a clutch install would be the next step after that.


Today the problem is getting worse, and starting to consistently not fully disengage the clutch. The computer tries to compensate but the rev's dip down alot and the check engine lights kicks on briefly when the rpm's drop before the computer can compensate. It's stalled me out a few times, and nearly stalled me out other times.

Tomorrow it goes to the tranny shop to get replaced.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:08 PM   #9
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Ok, so last night i went to leave work and drove out of my spot in first gear, then when i tried to shift to 2nd, the throw out bearing went completely out. So i had to have the car towed to the shop which i already had an appointment for. Too bad, it couldn't last me another night.

Tranny shop took it apart and said the aluminum sleeve that everything rides on wore out??? Which is what caused the throw out bearing to not work as it wore into the soft aluminum sleeve. So they are ordering me a steel sleeve to replace the aluminum one, as well a whole new clutch assembly and throw out bearing fork which got bent. In total should cost $1200 and be done by the end of the day.

Does anyone know what part he's talking about that's aluminum?
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:14 PM   #10
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Nevermind, i found it and i guess it makes sense, see quote below, apparently a very common problem.
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The TranQuil Sleeve Kit is the "practical solution" for the notorious grooving of the quill that occurs on Subaru transmissions. Grooving of the quill causes:
Clutch chatter
Uneven engagement
Premature clutch and throw-out bearing failure
Now you can solve this problem and its results permanently with the TranQuil Sleeve Kit!

Takes less than 10 minutes to install, while replacing the clutch assembly
Does not require any modification or machining
Removable and reusable when doing transmission repairs that require splitting the case
Gives a noticeable smoothness to the clutch engagement
Eliminates noisy clutch linkage rattles
Allows you to keep your job completion time
Frees up the bay and mechanic
Eliminates the chance of costly mistakes in replacing the case
Eliminates towing expense and/or rental cars!
Kit comes complete with oversized release bearing instructions.
These can be bought here, probably worthwhile to do while you have your tranny apart. http://pdmusa1.com/
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:08 PM   #11
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Yikes man... sorry to hear. Guess you'll have more time to spend with your kid?
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