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Old 03-31-2018, 10:55 AM   #201
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I just checked their website and The link to the installation is there.
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Old 03-31-2018, 09:16 PM   #202
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Got it through the reflected images website. Still canít get any links to its transmission to function.
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:34 AM   #203
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I have two welds that have failed. I almost took care of this myself.. But I eneded up going to the dealer to see if they would cover it... I was quit surprised they said they would cover it all!!! Plus a rental car for 40 a day. My pedal assembly broke too from it being weak. they are taking care of that as well. I was completely shocked when they said they would do it no problems. I have 138k on the car. I guess Im just one of the lucky ones since I do a lot of business there for small parts and projects. I will most likely buy them jimmy johns or something.
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:20 PM   #204
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Does anyone know what size and type rivets to use to fix the spot welds? I got about as far as blind stainless... but as for diameter and length?
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:05 AM   #205
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Hello from Switzerland, look like every subaru have the same ****. Can you please tell me what is the best way ? Bolts or rivets ?
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:42 PM   #206
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anyone in the denver/boulder area who wants to help do this fix? its driving me nuts!
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Old 11-17-2018, 09:34 AM   #207
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My morning project, it sure does feel good being able to shift normally again. I used stainless steel rivets. The hardest part was drilling the holes, until a neighbor lent me a better drill bit. Since I didn't need access from the inside, the whole project was very easy (less than an hour) with the right tools (good drill bit, bolt-cutter style rivet tool). Let's hope it lasts.

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Old 11-21-2018, 01:49 PM   #208
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how much was your bill? Im fighting with SOA right now. the dealer near me quoted 2600$ to "fix" by doing like 20 spot welds and putting in a new clutch pedal assembly.

i called the law office that handled the class action lawsuit so hopefully i can get help. I have an 09 wrx hatch and im the third owner. SOA keeps saying "you are the third owner and its way passed warrenty" they did immediately agree to 500$ but thats not right.
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Old 12-21-2018, 12:30 AM   #209
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Line Product Ordered Shipped Balance Price Total
1 98778A525 Wide-Thickness -Range High-Strength Blind Rivets, 18-8 Stainless Steel, 3/16" Diameter, for 0.062"-0.27" Material Thickness, Packs of 10 1
Pack
1 0 9.76
Per Pack
9.76
2 3146A184 Jobbers' Drill Bit for Shallow Holes, Wire Gauge 11 2
Each
2 0 3.57
Each
7
Ordered these rivets and bit from McMaster Carr. I have a hand rivet tool but will probably buy a pneumatic rivet gun if I don't get one for Christmas.

Also planning on getting the ITS bracket once the rivets are in, per previous posters.

https://www.reflectedimagemotorsport...ester-xt-09-13

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Old 12-21-2018, 12:33 AM   #210
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anyone in the denver/boulder area who wants to help do this fix? its driving me nuts!
Once I get mine sorted I'll help you, if you haven't already had it fixed.
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:25 PM   #211
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Cool 2009 wrx messed up spot welds fight with SOA is a win!! in late 2018....

Hello just posting this here so hopefully anyone still having this issue gets it resolved. I bought my 09 wrx in 2015 with about idk 60k miles on it. It now has almost 100k on it. The clutch has always made noises for as long as i can remember. Then the more i looked in to it i just got more and more pissed i bought a car with that issue...

Then one day like a month ago i decided i had enough! Im my rage and after a few phone calls and escalating my anger here is what happened.

I got a hold of a SOA rep and he basically very quickly decided to give me a $500 "courtesy credit" or whatever he called it.... i replied with a long email explaining that was a slap in the face considering the dealership quoted me $2600 for the fix (they said they had to replace the clutch pedal/assembly too). His rebuttal was that was all he could do after speaking with his manager. So i called him the next day and i was calm but firm that it wasn't enough. I said well let me talk to your manager. He put in a ticket for the manager to speak with me. I got an email from the manager saying he was trying to work a better deal for me. (this was like the Wed before Thanksgiving.) Monday i got an email stating that they decided to pay for 100% of the cost and that i can contact the dealership. They gave me a number that is linked to the "coupon" that they give the dealership authorizing SOA to pay for the fix.

Boom scheduled the fixed the next day and had the car back in a week with no noises. I also got a free brand new impreza for a rental for the time it was in their shop. It is making just the slightest moan (1000% less noise) but its way way better lets hope it holds! The only out of pocket i payed was the 75$ or whatever they charge at the dealership to do a diagnostic... (SOA wont work on your "opinion" they need a tech from one of their dealerships to diagnose the problem) Which i joking said "it cant take that long all you do is push the clutch and hear the noise, then have someone else push the clutch and watch the firewall flex from inside the engine bay."

Good luck!
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Old 01-02-2019, 10:59 PM   #212
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Hello just posting this here so hopefully anyone still having this issue gets it resolved. I bought my 09 wrx in 2015 with about idk 60k miles on it. It now has almost 100k on it. The clutch has always made noises for as long as i can remember. Then the more i looked in to it i just got more and more pissed i bought a car with that issue...

Then one day like a month ago i decided i had enough! Im my rage and after a few phone calls and escalating my anger here is what happened.

I got a hold of a SOA rep and he basically very quickly decided to give me a $500 "courtesy credit" or whatever he called it.... i replied with a long email explaining that was a slap in the face considering the dealership quoted me $2600 for the fix (they said they had to replace the clutch pedal/assembly too). His rebuttal was that was all he could do after speaking with his manager. So i called him the next day and i was calm but firm that it wasn't enough. I said well let me talk to your manager. He put in a ticket for the manager to speak with me. I got an email from the manager saying he was trying to work a better deal for me. (this was like the Wed before Thanksgiving.) Monday i got an email stating that they decided to pay for 100% of the cost and that i can contact the dealership. They gave me a number that is linked to the "coupon" that they give the dealership authorizing SOA to pay for the fix.

Boom scheduled the fixed the next day and had the car back in a week with no noises. I also got a free brand new impreza for a rental for the time it was in their shop. It is making just the slightest moan (1000% less noise) but its way way better lets hope it holds! The only out of pocket i payed was the 75$ or whatever they charge at the dealership to do a diagnostic... (SOA wont work on your "opinion" they need a tech from one of their dealerships to diagnose the problem) Which i joking said "it cant take that long all you do is push the clutch and hear the noise, then have someone else push the clutch and watch the firewall flex from inside the engine bay."

Good luck!
That's awesome! I got all the materials, now just need a nice warm day to work in the garage.
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:17 PM   #213
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Did a little work today and got this taken care of. As scott_gunn mentioned, one of the hardest parts is drilling the holes, even with the bit that C-par recommended, because you have to come in at an angle for some of them and the bit slides across the surface.

3/16" Air Hydraulic Riveter from Harbor Freight came in handy, but just like with the drill you couldn't come in perfectly perpendicular.

Turned out pretty well, though and the click is gone.


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Old 01-19-2019, 10:36 AM   #214
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Awesome write up thank you very much! I think I might be pretty close to complete failure of the welds. Have you got any helpful tips when it comes to pulling the dash? Air bags and such scare the bejesus out of me, anything I need to know that will make it easier, or keep me safer (granted I will disconnect the battery)? Also SOA has been hounding me with the airbag recall. Seems to me if I am pulling the dash might be a good time to replace said explosive device. Can I go to the dealer and have them just give me the part and I do the work myself. Or will they point and laugh at me in a big way?
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:50 AM   #215
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Awesome write up thank you very much! I think I might be pretty close to complete failure of the welds. Have you got any helpful tips when it comes to pulling the dash? Air bags and such scare the bejesus out of me, anything I need to know that will make it easier, or keep me safer (granted I will disconnect the battery)? Also SOA has been hounding me with the airbag recall. Seems to me if I am pulling the dash might be a good time to replace said explosive device. Can I go to the dealer and have them just give me the part and I do the work myself. Or will they point and laugh at me in a big way?
Regarding any recall, they have to do the work, then they sign off for the mfr and NHTSA in the US.
Otherwise, during any search, it is still shown as an open recall.
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Old 01-19-2019, 01:12 PM   #216
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I'd help you, do yours one day, do mine the next, better yet kick some butt and get them both done same day! Most likely I have all the tools and everything we need to get this done. I'm betting we are pretty close to one another. I'm right off of 95th and Westminster Blvd by the old Westy mall. Gimme a text if you are interested. Bruce 303.945.1621
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Old 01-23-2019, 03:38 PM   #217
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FYI - my rivets are holding up well (though it's only been 2.5 months) and it doesn't require removing the dash.
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Old 01-25-2019, 08:33 PM   #218
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FYI - my rivets are holding up well (though it's only been 2.5 months) and it doesn't require removing the dash.
This is the info I've been looking for! Did you have issues that required you to rivet it or did you do it as a preventative measure. I don't have any issues with mine at the moment but I'm considering putting rivets to be on the safe side. What was your process?
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:25 AM   #219
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This is the info I've been looking for! Did you have issues that required you to rivet it or did you do it as a preventative measure. I don't have any issues with mine at the moment but I'm considering putting rivets to be on the safe side. What was your process?
Yes, I had issues. All the spot welds were pulled out and it was difficult to shift. I used rivets because it was easy. Someone else documented the process earlier in this thread. My only advice is to use a heavy duty rivet tool (that looks like a bolt cutter and requires both hands to squeeze) and get a drill bit intended for drilling through steel.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:00 AM   #220
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I discovered yesterday that I had these 6 spot weld failures. I just ordered the 3/16th Clecos fasteners + tool, 3/16th Harbor Freight rivet gun + steel rivets, jobbers drill bit, and a new pedal assembly from Subaru. I just had a new clutch installed 2 days ago. I will keep everyone updated on how my repair goes. I also purchased the Reflected Image Motorsports ITS support bracket. I will have the repair/install done next weekend, I will keep everyone updated.

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Old 03-19-2019, 04:23 PM   #221
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Great write up!

I had my welds fixed by the dealer 3-4 months ago, after a short battle with SOA I was able to get the whole thing covered (2009 WRX, out of warranty, Im the 3rd owner of the vehicle)

However, it started squeaking about a month ago. So you are right, it is not a permanent fix. I have the Perrin Master Cylinder brace waiting to be installed, and will be ordering the Circuit Motor Sports brace soon.
I'm the second owner of my 09 wrx and they hit me with a hard deny. What did you say to SOA to make them change their mind?
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