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#14 of 49 Noise involved w/ clutch
Jul 19, 2007 (2:27 pm)
Hi, I'm a complete noob so forgive me if the answers are obvious. I recently purchased a 2001 Subaru Impreza L w/ 60k on it. Great little car.
A week ago I noticed a noise that was only present only when I was in gear and moving. The noise would disapear if I pushed down a couple of inches on the clutch. The noise sounded like a "ratatatatatat" or some sort of clicking sound with was corresponded with how fast I was going, regardless of the gear I was in.
2 days ago the noise started to show up when the car was idling in addition to the previous situation.
This morning when I started the car it had all of the previous conditions, and the new one was a screeching/whining/"noise basketball shoes make a a court" when I started to press down on the clutch, but only when I press it down a little. Once the clutch is fully in that noise is gone, but the clicking is still there. I'm becoming afraid and I want to see this fixed.
Whats wrong? how much does it cost?
Thanks in advance to any advice anyone can offer.
#15 of 49 Re: Noise involved w/ clutch [mdm53]
Jul 19, 2007 (3:31 pm)
Sounds like it might be the throw-out bearing, but it seems to be worsening awfully fast for that.
#16 of 49 Re: OK, having the whole package done [paisan]
Sep 23, 2007 (9:30 am)
I am having a problem with my car. I have a 07 wrx and whenever i push the gas down it revs up an extra 2000 rpms. If I don't give it gas then it revs normally. It is driving me crazy because I can't use the higher rpms of the car without that happening. I took it to the dealership but they are saying it is the clutch going out. I hope it isn't because I haven't had the car that long. I am looking at getting a new clutch kit but I am wondering about getting a new flywheel as well.
#17 of 49 Re: OK, having the whole package done [speedkills1133]
Sep 24, 2007 (5:57 pm)
How many miles on the car? Sounds like a classic case of bad clutch. It should be under warranty still.
#18 of 49 PLEASE HELP! NEED HELP CHOOSING NEW CLUTCH
Sep 28, 2007 (11:07 am)
I drive a 2003 Subaru Impreza WRX with a few small mods like uppipe, downpipe, ypipe, turbo catback exhaust, unichip, unfortunately I'm at about 80,000 miles and need a new clutch. I have a full warranty on everything except my clutch until 100,000 miles. I'm wondering if I should replace my clutch with a stock one,or if I should upgrade to Exedy,or ACT??? I'm looking for something that will keep my car very reliable but I would also like some added performance. Also should I upgrade to a lightweight flywheel??? PLEASE give me any information that you think would be helpful. Thanks in advance!
#19 of 49 Re: PLEASE HELP! NEED HELP CHOOSING NEW CLUTCH [danb616]
Sep 28, 2007 (5:11 pm)
Exedy with Exedy lightened flywheel, that's what I run at the track on my track car, great setup and had it on my Daily Driver as well.
#20 of 49 Re: PLEASE HELP! NEED HELP CHOOSING NEW CLUTCH [paisan]
Sep 29, 2007 (11:02 pm)
ANY ONE HAVE ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS??? SHOULD I GET A NEW STOCK CLUTCH FOR MORE RELIABILITY, OR ARE AFTERMARKET CLUTCHES ABOUT THE SAME AS FAR AS FOR TRANSMISSION WEAR AND OTHER POSSIBLE PROBLEMS??? AND WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXEDY AND ACT???
#21 of 49 clutch sticking to floor
Dec 07, 2007 (10:35 am)
I have a 98' impreza RS. The clutch is sticking to the floor. It stays on the floor then comes up and slaps my foot. Also engages almost at the floor. It was low on fluid when i first felt this so i topped it off. It felt harder for about a day then went back to the sticking. As the car warms up it seems to do it less but since its been really cold, the clutch seems to slip if i really step on it.
#22 of 49 Re: clutch sticking to floor [9825rs]
Dec 07, 2007 (10:41 am)
Something close happened to my '93 Miata. The clutch pedal went soft and would drop, plus I'd lose fluid.
There is a leak somewhere, the fluid has to be going somewhere.
For me, it was a leaky clutch slave cylinder. Luckily an $11 slave cylinder rebuild kit solved the problem.
Do not ignore this - you will eventually lose all clutch function, fix it!
#23 of 49 Re: clutch sticking to floor [9825rs]
Dec 07, 2007 (11:01 am)
I believe that model has a spring for the clutch. Its very possible that the spring has broken, you can replace it with any standard spring you find at an automotive parts store as long as it feels right to you.