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Old 08-05-2002, 10:29 PM   #1
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2001 2.5RS

Unhappy Clutch Shudder while acceling

Does anyone have this problem or can someone explain what is going on. When I first start my and get going I sometimes get a massive clutch shudder like there aren't enough RPMs when I shift into 2nd. So blipped the throttle just make sure that there where and I still get the shudder sometimes. Any help at all would be nice thanks

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Old 08-05-2002, 10:40 PM   #2
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Location: Toms River, NJ
2002 WRX Wagon

Default common....unfortunately

sorry to say man....but i have had the same problem and posted about it before, and apparently it is pretty common amongst rex's. it seems to be a common trait that occurs most often during cool mornings with either high humidity, or a low dew point, and until the motor/clutch plate warms up. i have more bad news.....my rex now has 9,000 miles on it.....and it still occurs from time to time. so it doesn't appear that there is any light at the end of the tunnel. however, i WILL be replacing both my clutch and flywheel in the not too distant future and hopefully that will alleviate the problem. i'll keep you posted on how it goes.
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Toms River, NJ
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Old 08-05-2002, 10:58 PM   #3
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Thanks, I've read about the rex's problem but I have a GC8, I thought it wasn't anything until it started getting worse. I'm going to take it in but from reading about other people have been going through it doen't look to hopeful. It seems it depends upon the dealer.
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Old 08-06-2002, 03:27 PM   #4
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I've never heard of clutch shudder upon shifting to second gear, only in first when the car is cold.
Take it to your dealer, my clutch was replaced under warranty for "poor contact" because it would chatter in first gear some mornings. My chattering did not start until about 14K miles...
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Old 08-06-2002, 04:54 PM   #5
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On "bad days" my clutch (just replaced under warranty) would do this in 2nd when the car was warm as well as cold.

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Old 08-07-2002, 05:37 PM   #6
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I'm on my way to the dealership in about 15 minutes.
With less than 40k km on the odometer, my clutch shudder is really bad, and I'm just sick of it.

If this problem isn't rectified, I doubt I'll be supporting Subaru anymore. Hopefully my dealership doesn't give me any hassles.

EDIT: no problems with the dealership. We made an appointment for 2 weeks from now where they'll look into the clutch chatter, and the hesitation in the mid rpm range.

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