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Old 03-31-2011, 08:06 PM   #1
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I was driving down the road at lunch and went to shift (I believe 3rd to 4th) and the pedal did not return which is the stragest feeling. I could not put it in gear (so the clutch is not engaging) so I had to had to have it towed to the nearest dealership (since fortunately I bought the extended warrentee).

I had the clutch (and throwout bearing) replaced about 7 months ago so I should be good there. But what else could it be? Would the clutch master randomly go out at 63K miles?
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:28 PM   #2
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Well the dealer just called and said that it's not the clutch and he thinks something let go inside the tranny (so much for the Sti's indestructible 6-speed) Has anyone heard of anything like this happening? The only thing I can think of is 7 months ago when the other dealership had it apart for the rear main seal (it was leaking) they put it together wrong. But it seemed to work fine for the past 6-months so I don't know.

Either way I am really disappointed and even if it is covered under warrentee I am seriously concidering trading it in
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:33 PM   #3
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I had this happen on my 04 wrx at 65k miles. It was the slave cylinder on mine. Clutch pedal went straight to the floor and was then not drivable had to get it towed to dealership. Don't think it has to do with your tranny but I could be wrong. Good luck
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:49 PM   #4
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I had this happen on my 04 wrx at 65k miles. It was the slave cylinder on mine. Clutch pedal went straight to the floor and was then not drivable had to get it towed to dealership. Don't think it has to do with your tranny but I could be wrong. Good luck
Thanks, I was hoping that it was something easy like that, I can only assume (I know) that they checked all the easy stuff before they decided to drop the tranny. They told me that the are going to crack it open tomorow, I am going to lose my mind if they try and blame the accessport (stage 1) or the aftermarket (exedy mild) clutch for the problem and try to get out of a warrentee claim.
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:44 AM   #5
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hi i had this happen to me 4 days back.

my clutch fork give way and it pierce through a hole. before that i thought it was the clutch pump.. so workshop mentions try to bleed the clutch fluid as there might be air inside..

mine is a 06 rex which clutch is the push type.

as for the clutch assembly, when we push in the pedal, there will be a rod on the pump to push the fork on the GB to push the clutch open to engage gear. this rod poke through clutch fork hence cannot engage gear.
Had to drop the GB to replace the clutch fork.

fork is cheap but the workmanship is high!! lol
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:58 AM   #6
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hi i had this happen to me 4 days back.

my clutch fork give way and it pierce through a hole. before that i thought it was the clutch pump.. so workshop mentions try to bleed the clutch fluid as there might be air inside..

mine is a 06 rex which clutch is the push type.

as for the clutch assembly, when we push in the pedal, there will be a rod on the pump to push the fork on the GB to push the clutch open to engage gear. this rod poke through clutch fork hence cannot engage gear.
Had to drop the GB to replace the clutch fork.

fork is cheap but the workmanship is high!! lol
So they should cover that under warrentee right?
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:56 PM   #7
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Typically the dealership will void your warranties if you have aftermarket parts, regardless of what type of part, if you read over your warranty details they will explain.

It also will have a lot to do with how you deal with the service dept ect. truth usually helps a great deal.
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:35 PM   #8
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You may not want to hear this but depending on your aftermarket clutch it could be putting a lot more pressure on your clutch fork. I am just not sure how much heavier your pressure plate is.
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:32 PM   #9
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I was driving down the road at lunch and went to shift (I believe 3rd to 4th) and the pedal did not return which is the stragest feeling. I could not put it in gear (so the clutch is not engaging)
This means the throwout bearing could have popped out, the throwout bearing clips broke where the fork pulls it back, or possible leak from clutch master cylinder to the slave cylinder. You couldn't put it in gear because the clutch WAS engaged. .... but anyway



what clutch brand was put in? OEM?
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:27 PM   #10
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This means the throwout bearing could have popped out, the throwout bearing clips broke where the fork pulls it back, or possible leak from clutch master cylinder to the slave cylinder. You couldn't put it in gear because the clutch WAS engaged. .... but anyway



what clutch brand was put in? OEM?
Exeedy, I believe it was the stage 1 possibly the organic disc one. The dealer already said the clutch was fine and the problem was inside the tranny. Also, I confirmed with my wife and she agreed that the dealer said the clutch would NOT void the warrentee when they agreed to install it.
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:22 PM   #11
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Update: The dealer just called and said it is the front diff housing, does this even sound remotely possible to anyone
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:13 PM   #12
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Update: The dealer just called and said it is the front diff housing, does this even sound remotely possible to anyone
It must be, they are qualified Subaru technicians. How are you not to believe it when you took the car there?
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:27 PM   #13
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Update: The dealer just called and said it is the front diff housing, does this even sound remotely possible to anyone
i'm not a certified mechanic by any means. but that doesn't really make much sense to me.

I dont want you to go storming back to the dealer telling them that people on the internet are calling them liars... but when your clutch pedal goes to the floor, that is usually always something to do with the hydraulic system that pushes the clutchfork, or the clutchfork itself could have snapped.

but i suppose there is the slight chance that a cracked front diff housing could interfere with these components in an indirect way, forcing the slave cyl, or the clutchfork out of alignment, and theyre just not meeting up properly.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:13 PM   #14
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i'm not a certified mechanic by any means. but that doesn't really make much sense to me.

I dont want you to go storming back to the dealer telling them that people on the internet are calling them liars... but when your clutch pedal goes to the floor, that is usually always something to do with the hydraulic system that pushes the clutchfork, or the clutchfork itself could have snapped.

but i suppose there is the slight chance that a cracked front diff housing could interfere with these components in an indirect way, forcing the slave cyl, or the clutchfork out of alignment, and theyre just not meeting up properly.
They just called and said whatever broke in the front diff (I am still unclear what happened) broke the pressure plate (which seems to make sense to me). So my question still is, has anyone ever heard of this much crazyness?
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Go to the dealership and take pictures of the failed parts, because broken front diff and then pressure plate sounds if-fy.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:38 PM   #16
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Go to the dealership and take pictures of the failed parts, because broken front diff and then pressure plate sounds if-fy.
If they let me I will.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:42 PM   #17
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If they let me I will.
They should, since it is your car. If they don't, then they are hiding something.
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:52 PM   #18
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Ok, I went down there in person so they could explain what happened. Apparently a pin fell out of the shift fork, it went through the case and in all the chaos the pressure plate got damaged.
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Ok, I went down there in person so they could explain what happened. Apparently a pin fell out of the shift fork, it went through the case and in all the chaos the pressure plate got damaged.
....and..... you didn't even get to see the damaged parts for yourself....

i feel for you.
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....and..... you didn't even get to see the damaged parts for yourself....

i feel for you.
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So they should cover that under warrentee right?

nope..
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Sorry if im reviving an old thread. But this just happened in my 07 sti.
I shifted from 2nd to 3rd but the clutch pedal was stuck to the floor, and i was able to pull over and pull it back up with my hand. Although, i was able to drive after this and the clutch feels REALLY stiff. A local subaru dealership said there wasnt a problem with my cmc or slave cylinder, and they needed to drop the tranny to find out. Any ideas?
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Sorry if im reviving an old thread. But this just happened in my 07 sti.
I shifted from 2nd to 3rd but the clutch pedal was stuck to the floor, and i was able to pull over and pull it back up with my hand. Although, i was able to drive after this and the clutch feels REALLY stiff. A local subaru dealership said there wasnt a problem with my cmc or slave cylinder, and they needed to drop the tranny to find out. Any ideas?
BUMP!!! I have the same issue any help
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have the same problem 2011 sti sedan. clutch stuck to floor had to get it towed. then they said it wasnt clutch but there was a crack in the tranmssion housing. and it was gonna be like 9.5 grand and since i was flashed cobb stage 1 with invidia catback and AEM intake they werent gonna cover it which is bull.. so i refiled the claim with SOA and hopefully they come through
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DANG!!! OLD THREAD REVIVAL.... fml. LOL

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dude, thats evil!!! i feel sorry, seriously. i had the same problem, but the worst thing was a snapped Pivot. the threads are were left into the bell housing. but it would be a simple task compared to this.

did you take care of it yet?

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