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Old 06-24-2001, 04:42 AM   #1
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Default Is it normal for subarus?

I was wondering if it's normal for subaru's to grind in going from 4th to 5th gear at high revs.
I have a my01 impreza 2.5 RS and whenever the rpms are over 3000rpms going to fifth it'll grind.
It's happened ever since I first bought it but didn't really let it bother me until my friend asked. Waiting for the rpms to drop below 3000
and then shifting into fifth is kinda of a pain when your passing on the highway.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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Old 06-24-2001, 01:32 PM   #2
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I dont think it's ever normal to grind gears, unless you aren't using your clutch. I'd get it checked out. Or don't use 5th.

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Old 06-24-2001, 03:25 PM   #3
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Sounds like a bad syncro.
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Old 06-24-2001, 03:25 PM   #4

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There is a known problem with the synchros that causes that to happen. Take it to the dealer and tell them whats going on and take a tech for a drive (or tell them to really get on it until they find it). Should be a warantee replacement.
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Old 06-24-2001, 04:51 PM   #5
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they won;t fix it i tryed

2 dealer and they give me the run around
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Old 06-25-2001, 01:02 AM   #6
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Why don't you e-mail SOA specifically telling them about every little detail of your situation?
I don't know if you can get it replaced under warranty because you have a 1999 RS.
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Old 06-25-2001, 01:29 AM   #7
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If you have less than 60k miles it should be covered under the powertrain warranty.

What reason did the 2 dealers tell you they refused warranty?

Did your SOA area rep inspect your car, or was it the service dept people blowing you off. Ensure the area rep is involved in the final decision.
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Old 06-25-2001, 09:40 AM   #8
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because I had an intake and exhuast system

theey all give me the run around even the techican..

I have 51K on the car

I also notice the there was a quart of tranny fluid gone is this normal every 20 or so this happens
I think that why it grind from 4-5 I noticed this problem twice.

After i add the quart to the tranny the clutch noise went away too

when i would push the clutch down it would make this horrible scraping sound when the car was idleing but it stop after i added the quart in the tranny...If you get grinding CHECK the tranny fuild see if its full....

Listen to this only had my Jcsports cat back system from only 1 and the I have A fu***ing hole in the piping not the midpipe the pipe that goes from muffler to mid pipe ..I am going to call them today to see if they will send a new one..........

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Old 06-25-2001, 09:44 AM   #9
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They cant deny you warranty service on your tranny b/c you have intake and exhaust. It's unrelated to the tranny. Thats the law. They have to prove that the aftermarket add-on directly responsible for the problem to deny you service.
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