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#10 of 49 93 Impreza clutch noise
Apr 28, 2007 (6:03 am)
I have a '93 Impreza 1.8 AWD with 5 speed. 200K miles. When I depress the clutch, even slightly, it makes noise. Kind of a mild "howling" for lack of a better term. It only makes the noise when I disengage or engage the clutch. Once it's in gear and going down the road the noise subsides to almost inaudible. Could it just be a throwout bearing type situation or will it need the whole "clutch kit"?
I just want to get it running well enough to sell the car and would rather not put a lot of money into it.
Thanks for any help you can offer
#11 of 49 Re: 93 Impreza clutch noise [99eurocamper]
Apr 29, 2007 (6:26 am)
Sounds like a throwout bearing, however you need to take the whole trans off to do it, so might as well do the whole clutch kit at that point.
#12 of 49 Re: 93 Impreza clutch noise [99eurocamper]
Apr 30, 2007 (6:55 am)
paisan knows a heck of a lot more than I do, but I will suggest one thing before you go through all that - bleed the hydraulic system. The fluid may be original.
Imagine what 14 year old brake fluid looks like? Like nasty, melted milk chocolate. That's what the stuff looked like from my Miata. Not only was the fluid contaminated, but also the slave cylinder seals were shot.
I got lucky - a slave cylinder rebuild kit and some new brake fluid did the trick. It's been OK for the past 2 years.
First check the master cylinder. Is it holding any fluid? What does the fluid look like? Fresh brake fluid is nearly clear, with a yellowish tint. If it's brown, time to flush it out, at a minimum.
My level was low, so I could tell I had a leak, and it turned out to be the slave cylinder.
Check there, and if it's not that simple, follow paisan's advice.
#14 of 49 Noise involved w/ clutch
Jul 19, 2007 (1:27 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 (2:31 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 (8:30 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 (4:57 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 (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.