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Subaru Impreza, Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Sedan
#18 of 49 PLEASE HELP! NEED HELP CHOOSING NEW CLUTCH
Sep 28, 2007 (10:07 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 (4:11 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 (10:02 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 (9:35 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 (9:41 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 (10:01 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.
#24 of 49 Re: clutch sticking to floor [9825rs]
Dec 07, 2007 (10:03 am)
Disregard the Mazda analogy. The impreza doesn't have a hydraulic system for its clutch. Its action is governed by a spring, and it probably broke. Its pretty common. You can replace it with any standard spring at an auto parts store as long as it feels right to you when you replace it and try pressing it down.
#25 of 49 Re: clutch sticking to floor [9825rs]
Dec 07, 2007 (11:50 am)
It is a hydraulic system with a spring return on the petal. the spring is not broken. I opened the bleed valve and only bubbles come out when i pump the petal. think its the master cylinder.
#26 of 49 Re: clutch sticking to floor [9825rs]
Dec 07, 2007 (12:15 pm)
I'd tend to agree.
My '98 Forester had a recall on the Brake Master Cylinder. Call 800-SUBARU3 to see if yours was covered. You might get a new one for free.
#27 of 49 Re: clutch sticking to floor [ateixeira]
Dec 07, 2007 (7:52 pm)
Master and Slave Cylinders. This is very common on the 98-00 Impreza RS cars. We've replaced at least half a dozen when the person thought it was a clutch issue.