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Old 06-28-2001, 01:04 AM   #1
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Question ***? Messed up Clutch.

I've just noticed lately that when I fully depress the clutch, in the beginning of it's travel (closest to the firewall), I've been experiencing a little creaking (sorry, it's hard to describe). A little kind of a friction feeling that's sort of like something's loose. This is only occuring in the first 1/4 to 1/3 of the clutch stroke. And no, it feels different from the clutch grabbing for all those smart*sses out there. Anyone, help please?

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Old 06-28-2001, 09:41 AM   #2
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tmr, I've got a very similar problem, but mine does it the last inch of so when depressing the clutch. It only seems to do it after drive the car for a while. I've only got 13k on the car, so I'm hoping that it's still warrantied. I'm actually going to have the dealer take a look at it this weekend, so perhaps I might have an answer for you.

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Old 06-28-2001, 09:48 AM   #3
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Exclamation This is very common on MY98 and MY99 cars...

Take the car into your dealer to have the throwout bearing, clutch fork and clutch fork pivot inspected. There's a common problem where the clutch fork loses lubrication and a rut is ground into the clutch fork pivot, causing the noise. Relubricating won't fix the problem if it's been damaged.

The fix on my car was new throwout bearing, new clutch, new clutch fork, new flywheel (it had been heat fractured due to the vibration), new clutch cable, new transmission case and, in two weeks, new first through fifth gear synchros and possibly new first through third gears. For over 40k miles my old dealer "couldn't reproduce the problem" so the rubbing of the clutch fork and throwout bearing destroyed the clutch, flywheel and some gears.

All should be covered under warranty. If your dealer won't acknowledge the problem, have his call Scott in service at Exeter Subaru http://www.exetersubaru.com/ and ask Scott about the recurring problem with the clutch fork losing lubrication.

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Old 06-28-2001, 10:11 AM   #4
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I had a similar problem. I called it the clutch pedal crunch problem where the pedal got crunchy/rough on the last 2 inches. I got a new throw out bearing and they lubed the cone.. Now that I read Sean's post, I believe I had the same exact problem, just that Exeter fixed it before it got really bad.

Now if I can get somebody to believe me about the 1st gear synchro being a little funny. The best was to reproduce the problem is that when the car is warm and you are traveling about 10mph in 2nd and try to shift into first, it sometimes just goes into 1st without synchronizing, just crunch/grind! So far my workaround is to drop into neutral for a bit before trying to get into 1st.

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Old 06-28-2001, 12:55 PM   #5
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I was having the same problem, and just had my whole clutch/flywheel assembly upgrade to an ACT and Exedy flywheel. Well I don't have those problems anymore, now I have a rattling exhaust, the problems never end do they? :P

Just bring it to a Subaru dealer and have them inspect it, if they say nothing is wrong they are probably just plain ignoring any problems.
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Old 06-28-2001, 05:59 PM   #6
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sean....thanks for that tip....that sounds like the exact problem i had. it resulted in my clutch blowing at about 50K miles.
Now, with about 12K miles on the new clutch (the clutch and throwout berring was replaced) i am getting this noise from what i suspect to be the throwout berring. with no pressure on the clutch i get this rattle/whine while driving, and as soon as i put a little presure on the pedal the noise goes away. i'm going to get it checked this week, but the clutch fork wasnt eveen mentioned when it was relaced, so i suspect it might have something to do with it. doh!

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Old 06-28-2001, 06:25 PM   #7
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kpratte - Go to Exeter and tell them. I have no synchros in first and second gear and third is starting to go. Jim took a three minute test drive, said "this is bad, m'kay," and will be doing full synchro replacement.

IMPREZAmike - That funky noise when you're driving and not touching the clutch is the clutch fork rattling. When the fork loses its lubrication it starts getting scores ground into it. That sound is the fork rattling around because it no longer has a solid hold. When they lube it, the lube fills in the little scratches on the surface so it stops rattling for a few thousand miles.

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Old 06-29-2001, 11:27 AM   #8
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it's clutch grabbing! j/k
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Old 06-29-2001, 11:41 AM   #9
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Wow!! I've got the same thing going on with my OBS. I think it's been going on now for a couple of hundred miles. Looks like a call to the dealer, hopefully they won't blow me off saying "just some lubrication needed."

Thanks for the head's up folks!!!

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Old 06-29-2001, 01:20 PM   #10
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I am soooooooo happy, my clutch had been doing the same thing, until Wednesday when my dealer (Mastro Subaru) replaced most of the items Sean listed, flywheel, clutch, pressure plate, and throwout bearing. Everything feels great now, feels like a brand new car!!


Thanks Mastro!!
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