Last post on Jun 24, 2011 at 6:46 AM
You are in the Subaru Impreza Maintenance & Repair
What is this discussion about?
Subaru Impreza, Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Sedan
#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.
#24 of 49 Re: clutch sticking to floor [9825rs]
Dec 07, 2007 (11:03 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 (12:50 pm)
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 (1:15 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 (8:52 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.
#28 of 49 1993 Subaru L Rough Idol
Dec 20, 2007 (1:40 pm)
ok.... i just recently bought a straight drive (Stick shift) 1993 Subaru L and ever since i bought it....it idols rough... i dont know what it is and neither does my friend or my dad...
i kno the clutch is burnt up , could that have anything to do with the rough idol
it has also been sitting in my friends yard for about 2 years so, what should i check when i am looking under the hood?????
#29 of 49 Re: 1993 Subaru L Rough Idol [abewster92]
Dec 20, 2007 (2:52 pm)
Not that I subscribe to idol worship, but, when setting out to select an idol, it is important to ask yourself what it is you want to get out of it. In other words, it is not what you can do for your idol, but what your idol can do for you. As a symbol of faith and strength, it is important for your moral philosophy to align with what the idol symbolizes. Remember that the idol cannot provide you with what you do not already possess. The purpose of it is merely to remind you of that attribute. If your idol is rough, what does that say about the ideals to which you ascribe?
However, reading you post again, I am starting to think you are referring to the vehicle's idle....
The first things to check are the spark and fuel: Plugs, wires, and coil pack are likely candidates for replacement.