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Old 07-31-2019, 08:13 AM   #3
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: West, NC
2002 WRX 224K Mi.


Looking at the pressure plate and flywheel, they are hot spotted like any clutch that was slipped a lot.

Rocking the vehicle at traffic lights rather than holding with brakes. High rpm launches or taking too long to fully engage the clutch from a stop.

Anytime the pedal isnít fully down or fully up wears and heats the clutch. Heat=Bad

Unless there was a mechanical issue, such as the throw out bearing sticking or the pedal not fully returning. There is nothing that would cause clutch pre-mature wear other than driving style.

If there was a mechanical issue the clutch would operate erratically and not have smooth engagement. (Chatter from overheating not withstanding) The problem is once the clutch is worn there is no way to prove as stated it would randomly slip. Unless it can be duplicated by a technician. Itís just another wear item , worn due to use.

If the new one does or starts to slip after break in and the vehicle isnít tuned over stock power. Take it back and have them investigate further as long as the condition is repeatable and under what conditions. Because if you take it in and just say my new clutch slips, any tech is going to drive it for exactly .04 seconds around the parking lot , call it good and give it back.
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Last edited by Blktrax; 07-31-2019 at 08:21 AM.
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