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Subaru Impreza, Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Sedan
#30 of 49 Re: 1993 Subaru L Rough Idol [abewster92]
Dec 20, 2007 (1:52 pm)
I would do a general tune-up, given how long it's been sitting.
I'm actually very impressed that it started after sitting for 2 years. Wow.
I would change the oil and filter, spark plugs, spark plug wires, air filter, and fuel filter. Start with that. Then see how she runs.
Next I would change the ignition coil (about $80), if it's still running rough.
I would go ahead and change the transmission oil in the front (75w90 gear oil) and in the rear diff as well. I bet those are totally spent.
#31 of 49 Re: 1993 Subaru L Rough Idol [ateixeira]
Dec 21, 2007 (6:11 am)
thanks Ateixeria, so the clutch being gone would have nothing to do with it idling rough... and yes i kno that i spelled idle wrong in the original message i was ina hurry ;)but neway, yea it started right up the first time i started to drive it... my friend didnt kno how to drive a stick shift and he ruined the clutch on it..so i got to replace that... we are gonna check the oil, spark plugs and everything else
also why would the speakers on the car make a crackling noise ONLY when u turn teh volume up or down????
plz reply as soon as possible
#32 of 49 Re: 1993 Subaru L Rough Idol [abewster92]
Dec 21, 2007 (10:06 am)
I had a stereo that did that and it was the stereo itself.
Could be that or a bad ground.
I see these $99 specials at Best Buy for installed AM/FM/CD head units, I'd just get one of those and let them worry about it.
#33 of 49 Re: 1993 Subaru L Rough Idol [ateixeira]
Dec 21, 2007 (10:43 am)
Yeah, it is interference and most likely is in the head unit. I hope I did not poke too much fun your way; I had the visual of a "rough idol" in my mind and it tickled me just the right way.
#34 of 49 Re: 1993 Subaru L Rough Idol [xwesx]
Dec 21, 2007 (11:28 am)
When mine did that I tried a new fuse, then a higher amp fuse. Finally gave up and replaced the head unit and it was cured. The speakers and everything else was OK.
#35 of 49 2001 Impreza RS clutch chatter
Dec 21, 2007 (2:05 pm)
Had my clutch replaced at 57,000 due to clutch chatter when cold and also clutch fade under load.
Did not go to dealer, but garage who has done work for me before. Had a new factory clutch replaced, told me oem flywheel for that model and year was not available? resurfaced flywheel and clutch kit installed total $825. Price was right but now I have clutch chatter out of first and in reverse and down shifting worse then before. Was Told to drive car to break in clutch, took a few launches to help speed up break in. 10 days later not much difference. He told me to bring back but why do I still have this chatter? wondering if I should have gone to dealer?
#36 of 49 Break noise 2001 Impreza R/S
Dec 21, 2007 (2:09 pm)
Brakes make a squeeling noise. Had pads checked and rotors. both ok. noise continues, goes away when brakes are applied. My guy put some material behind each pad to reduce possible cause for noise. Worked for a short time. Now it's back. really notice in parking garage. How to solve?
#37 of 49 Re: Break noise 2001 Impreza R/S [kent1]
Dec 21, 2007 (7:44 pm)
What kind of pads are you using? If they are semi-metalics they'll be noisy no matter what. Ceramics and non-metallics are quieter.
#38 of 49 Re: 2001 Impreza RS clutch chatter [kent1]
Dec 21, 2007 (7:45 pm)
Price was right but now I have clutch chatter out of first and in reverse and down shifting worse then before.
Have you replaced the fluid?
Dec 27, 2007 (7:34 pm)
a good shade tree mech is "looking for input" before jumping into a clutch swap.
? those that have done it ...will you do it again or pay someone else?
? is this difficult and require any special tools?
? how high would I have to lift the car from the floor?
? would i need a helper?
-- original clutch got 105K miles - pretty happy with it, i enjoy driving hard but don't race (old age and wisdom)
? what's advantage in going to another clutch vs. the Subaru stock - taking into account the dealer price - ouch!
? recommendation on clutch kit manufacturer and distributor web address?
? replace or resurface the flywheel?
? if replace then from what manft'r and distributor?