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SOA didn't fix my clutch-shudder problem!
Posted 20 October 2002 - 12:37 PM
In case this could help you: I had the clutch shudder problem (with an old clutch though (96 legacy with 180,000 kilometers) and cured 99 percent of it by replacing the rubber cover that plugs the access opening to the flywheel just on top of the engine. It was missing and I think it's missing on many cars.
I presume humidity is responsible for the shudder symptoms and with this plug on there is less of it reaching the clutch.
Of course, if it's not missing on your car, the problem is different.
Hope that can help you and some others perhaps.
Posted 28 October 2002 - 09:34 AM
So you're not the only one getting the run around from SOA
Posted 30 October 2002 - 08:54 PM
Posted 31 October 2002 - 05:01 PM
Posted 25 November 2002 - 03:11 AM
The 2 dealers I have dealt with have removed the clutch hanger and lubicated everything in sight, the next step is to remove the clutch plate itself and TRY to find the problem.
You should not have to slip the clutch in car of ANY make to stop the clutch from shuddering and if Subaru Worldwide don't sit up take notice of this problem very very soon then they will pay the ultimate price that all car manufacturers pay for not listening to their customers.................
LOST SALES - BAD REPUTATION etc. It makes no difference if the rest of the car is good or not, it only takes 1 minor fault and no backup from the manufacturer to turn a buyer off your product and for that reputation to spread via person to person or here on the net and that is advertising no amount of money can buy.
Posted 14 December 2002 - 12:34 PM
Posted 15 December 2002 - 07:20 AM
Posted 17 December 2002 - 11:28 AM
Anyway, he said that starting today a fix has been released that should cure the horrid shuddering that my car has exhibited since it was new. The parts just became available today, so he's going to try and get the car in this morning for a new clutch assembly. He acknowledged that Subaru has been aware of the problem with their clutches, and that a suitable fix was never available until today's arrival of the redesigned clutch assembly.
I'm shocked, to say the least, that anyone actually read the surveys I mailed in (or did online via Subaru's website). I'm more shocked that the service manager called out of the blue to offer a new clutch for this car. Wow. I sincerely hope that this ends my 2 year battle with Subaru over an otherwise fine car.
Posted 17 December 2002 - 09:36 PM
If only they could do something about the noisy suspension.
Hopefully this repair will cure the problem. If nothing else, this demonstrates how persistence and the refusal to accept a faulty product pay off.
Posted 18 December 2002 - 09:22 PM
Posted 20 December 2002 - 09:06 PM
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Posted 27 December 2002 - 11:25 PM
This is good news to my ears zwihund, I am waiting with baited breath for the info re your replacement clutch.
Posted 04 January 2003 - 11:48 PM
Long story short, I have not had a chance to drive the car with the new clutch more than 15 miles since it was installed. I hope to have the car back this week so I can start racking up the miles again. New clutch and new paint from Subaru -- not a bad holiday present!
Posted 05 January 2003 - 04:25 AM
Enjoy your <strong>ALMOST NEW</strong> Suby when you get it back.
Posted 06 January 2003 - 07:03 PM
Posted 08 January 2003 - 06:37 PM
Posted 08 January 2003 - 08:20 PM
Posted 09 January 2003 - 06:24 AM
<blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>I have a "Clutch Shudder" and a "Noisy Clutch".
I first reported the "shudder" problem to Key Motors in Townsville (QLD)on 19/11/01 this problem has remained and is slowly becoming more prevalent.
I moved to the Sunshine Coast in April 2002 where Gary Crick Motors has attempted to solve the "noisy clutch" problem but has failed to be able fix it as yet.
My question is this: I frequent a couple of Subaru forums on the Internet and the "clutch shudder" problem is widespread, I have just learnt that Subaru Dealers in the USA are beginning to replace clutch assemblies in vehicles with a "clutch shudder". Please find below the list of parts being replaced in the USA:
12342AA071_ _ _ _ FLY WHEEL AY FLEX
30100AA840_ _ _ _ DISK CP CLUTCH
30210AA570_ _ _ _ COVER CP CLUTCH
30502AA080_ _ _ _ BRG CLUTCH RELEASE
SOA868V9110_ _ _ _ BRAKE CLEANER
44059AA030_ _ _ _ FLANGE BOLT
902370029_ _ _ _ NUT
44022AA180_ _ _ _ GASKET
44022AA122_ _ _ _ GASKET
Can you please tell me if & when I may get this problem solved once & for all with my Subaru Liberty??[/quote]
<blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Dear Mr X,
Thankyou for visiting the Subaru Australia Website. Subaru Australia has not issued a recall campaign on the Clutch of the Impreza RX. As the parts you have mentioned are related to Subaru vehicles in the United States, they are not related to our vehicles or parts in Australia.
Obviously the USA parts I pasted were for an Impreza RX, because I have an RX Liberty Sedan (aka Legacy).
Posted 09 January 2003 - 05:22 PM
Well, two days after that, the dealer called us back and claimed that Subaru had contacted him with some brand new part numbers--they weren't even in his computer--to order to fix the problem. They were installed under warranty yesterday, and so far the car drives completely different. I realize that this problem sometimes crops back up after a while, so we'll see what the longevity is, but for anyone else who has this issue, contact your dealer and request that they order and install the following:
12342AA040, described as "PT190301 Flywheel Assy"
30210AA411, described as "PT090399 Clutch Cover"
30100AA691, described as "disc cp clutch"
30502AA051, described as "radial ball bearing"
800508310, described as "bolt/washer assy"
Obviously, a new flywheel/clutch/pressure plate/throwout bearing, but is anyone more familiar with Subarus able to identify if this is an upgraded clutch or what?
Posted 10 January 2003 - 07:11 AM
andykansascity ............. <strong>A 2002 what? </strong> Legacy - Impreza can you elaborate pls.
Posted 10 January 2003 - 09:55 AM
Last couple of posts have indicated that the clutch shudder fix may FINALLY be forthcoming from Subaru.
It would be helpful if Subaru could publically post all part numbers required. The two parts lists just prior to this post look very helpful-the rest of us are grateful. However they differ a bit. The many of us living with this problem want to get a full, official printout if possible to take to our dealers.
If Subaru has a fix they should not rely on us to propogate it.
If anyone knows of this full parts list as published by Subaru could you please post a link.
Let's keep our fingers crossed. Thanks!
Posted 10 January 2003 - 11:51 AM
Posted 10 January 2003 - 01:08 PM
Maybe they got a whole lot of bad cluch disc's.
Posted 01 February 2003 - 03:05 PM
Potential car buyers should be cautious about Subaru manual transmissions for the present. There is a problem manny of us have but consumers only seem to be selectively taken care of when they get cranky enough. C'mon Subaru. help us fix this.
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