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Old 10-25-2022, 04:47 PM   #1
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Default 2013 Clutch/tranny blew after body shop moved it

Hey all,

My wife brought her WRX into Gerber to get the rear quarter panel fixed after a tree fell on it. During the repair process, they needed to transport it to a different body shop for some reason. They said they had it towed and once it got there, the clutch was blown. They then took it to a mechanic who tore it apart and took these pictures...

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Mind you, this car showed no signs of slippage, shaking or ANY other problems. To me it looks like it was flat towed in gear.

Anyone else see anything like this or can give any insight?

Thanks all!
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Old 10-25-2022, 04:52 PM   #2
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Did they tow it on a flatbed??
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Old 10-25-2022, 08:38 PM   #3
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That is Catastrophic damage that appears not from a crash

Call your insurance company
Shop(s)/tow vendor screwed up
Legal term is three C's

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Old 10-25-2022, 08:39 PM   #4
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That is Catastrophic damage that appears not from a crash

Call your insurance company
Shop(s)/tow vendor screwed up
Legal term is three Cís

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c...ontrol-ccc.asp
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Old 10-25-2022, 09:35 PM   #5
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Looks like someone will be buying you a 6mt upgrade
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Old 10-26-2022, 01:03 AM   #6
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I'd bet the tow guy didn't realize it was AWD and towed it with two wheels up and two on the ground. **** like that happens, obviously they're 100% at fault and hopefully they shell out the money for any repairs without putting up too much of a fuss.
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Old 10-26-2022, 12:48 PM   #7
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Yap, I vote for a two wheel tow. I got my car towed ones, the first thing I asked was proof that it was towed on a flatbed before I even touched the car. The guy said no, I was about to loss my ****, then he showed me proof that it was towed on a two wheel tow but the rear wheel were on lil wheel toe dollies. No problem there.
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Old 10-27-2022, 05:17 PM   #8
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Am I the only one that thinks that looks like the typical Subaru TOB that has damaged the snout on the tranny ? That's what the TSK3 TOB kit is for.

https://www.google.com/search?q=TSK3...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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Old 10-27-2022, 06:06 PM   #9
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Am I the only one that thinks that looks like the typical Subaru TOB that has damaged the snout on the tranny ? That's what the TSK3 TOB kit is for.

https://www.google.com/search?q=TSK3...hrome&ie=UTF-8
I did wonder why the damage was in the clutch area and not the center diff.

Still, that looks like it would of made some noise as it wore
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Old 10-28-2022, 11:22 AM   #10
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Hey all...

Thanks for your replies. After a few diplomatic phone calls with Gerber (bad) and the mechanic (surprisingly good), Gerber has choosen to cover the cost of the repair.

New cluch kit, flywheel, and snout kit. We are going to keep the car for a year or two more so we are confident the snout kit will hold for the time being.

Again... thanks all!
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Old 10-28-2022, 11:22 AM   #11
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Hey all...

Thanks for your replies. After a few diplomatic phone calls with Gerber (bad) and the mechanic (surprisingly good), Gerber has choosen to cover the cost of the repair.

New cluch kit, flywheel, and snout kit. We are going to keep the car for a year or two more so we are confident the snout kit will hold for the time being.

Again... thanks all!
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Old 10-28-2022, 11:36 AM   #12
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I did wonder why the damage was in the clutch area and not the center diff.

Still, that looks like it would of made some noise as it wore
My 2000' Legacy GT wagon had an issue with its 5mt a couple of years after I bought it new. I can't recall what the issue was, but I remember the dealership had to have a sleeve made to repair the snout. I don't think the TOB was making noise yet, but while they had the tranny out, they saw what was happening.

So that snout issue is common in these cars. When I install a clutch kit, I put some high temp axle grease on the snout.
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