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Old 06-30-2000, 07:25 PM   #1
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Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Honolulu
2005 Forester XT

Post Re: Clutch Poll for SOA

I just took in my MY00 for the clutch shudder
problem. The dealer tech felt it and they
decided, after consulting the local Subaru
authority, to change the clutch, pressure
plate, and flywheel under warranty! My Suby
has about 7600 miles, it started at 4500
miles. I'm only the 2nd 2.5 RS to go in for
any clutch problems. The first was a '98 with
I think over 25k miles, they refused to
replace parts under warranty. I think those
with under 12k miles should take their cars
in soon. That seems to be the period that
they'll do repairs without too much hassle
according to some other experiences on the
board. 1 year/12k miles. I consider myself
lucky, my car is stock right now. It
drives better than it did when I first
test drove it! It may have been abused
before that by other potential buyers or
enthusiastic lot boys! The dealer I got it
from used to let people test drive alone!
Idiots! Anyways, good luck to all!
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Old 07-01-2000, 06:26 AM   #2
Shin RS
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Location: Sideways... in front of you!!!

I can't live without my soobaru 'sniff'

oh well, I guess that i better fix it before anything goes wrong...

Thanks for sharing nightmare,,,

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Old 07-01-2000, 12:25 PM   #3
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Location: The land of many Subies
2004 STi Blue/Gold
2000 RS BRP

Have a Nice Day?

I'm taking mine in this week at just over 9000 miles. They better not give me any problems about it either (they probably won't).

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Old 07-02-2000, 01:19 AM   #4
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Join Date: May 2000
Location: San Diego, California
2000 Impreza 2.5 RS


I guess I'm just lucky. I drive my car really hard all the time, and with 8K miles I haven't felt the clutch shudder once. I slipped the living daylights out of it in my last auto-x, but it's still strong. I guess I'll just knock on wood.
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Old 07-02-2000, 01:27 AM   #5

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Location: Schaumburg, IL
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04 FXT (red)


OK, can someone describe exactly what clutch shudder feels like? I've got a problems when occasionally it feels like it slightly grabs and then doesn't and then does and then, etc. when I'm just starting out.
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Old 07-02-2000, 02:37 AM   #6
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Well, in my case, I would start up Suby in
the morning, still maybe kinda dark out, a
little cold, maybe 69 degrees (that's cold for us, ok?) start to head out of the drive-
way up a slight incline, as I'm letting out
the clutch into first, the car starts to
shudder or shake very noticably as if I am
not letting out enough clutch, but the
more I let out the more it shakes! My
next door neighbor said that he could
actually hear the car shuddering! The symtoms
go away in about 8-10 seconds later or when
I shift to second. Now I think the problem
was actually happening to a lesser degree
all the time! The car runs very smooth now,
clutch action is not as sensitive as before!
It will be interesting to see how long this
new clutch lasts until the shudder returns.
Oh, by the way, once I tried to back out of
my driveway up the incline in the morning...
I thought I was never going to make it! It
shook all the way up a 35 foot incline, then
I stopped cause of the noise and shaking!
All of this happened with very gentle
throttle BTW. Hope this helps...
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