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SOA didn't fix my clutch-shudder problem!
Posted 03 March 2003 - 05:01 PM
Like others, it occurs in low gears usually right after start up. It goes away, but while it's going on, it's damn dangerous.
I would NOT recommend any model years that share a clutch with 01. Before you consider buying a Subaru make sure they address your remedies for this problem up front. Once you're stuck with the problem, SOA appears to want to ignore it.
Posted 03 March 2003 - 05:07 PM
What my clutch lacks in smooth uptake it has more than made up for in longevity.
Posted 03 March 2003 - 05:25 PM
Glad to hear you've got so many miles on your 97. Something in the newer clutches has created a new problem
Posted 03 March 2003 - 09:00 PM
Posted 08 March 2003 - 01:25 AM
Posted 08 March 2003 - 06:05 PM
During my last service visit, the dealer was able to diagnose some shudder, but due to the mileage they would not cover the repairs.
SOA admitted the problem long before the vehicle exceeded its warranty period, they should (if they were responsible and concerned) repair the clutch. Of course they will not, so I'm going to sell the car and never buy another Subaru.
Posted 12 April 2003 - 11:37 AM
Posted 12 April 2003 - 11:42 PM
I'd give half the life of my Subaru motor for a longer lasting transmission in Subarus!
(Subaru motors can go forever... Their transmission related stuff? Nope.. they have their share of problems... aka SVX)
Just my $0.02
Posted 13 April 2003 - 12:03 AM
Posted 13 April 2003 - 02:27 PM
Posted 13 April 2003 - 06:13 PM
My WRX has this same problem.. I'll be getting a new clutch soon.. once I find a good dealer that will do it!
Posted 14 April 2003 - 11:42 AM
Posted 27 April 2003 - 04:28 AM
I got this from over on the NASIOC Forum.
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Posted 01 May 2003 - 06:36 PM
I'll post again after few thousand miles and let everyone know if this really did fix the problem.
Posted 02 May 2003 - 07:09 AM
It DOES however, lead the Service Dept to contact Subaru to get the proper parts for a US Built vehicle as there is a TSB for the US, but the local service dept's are either not aware, or not forthcoming with the information unless you "push" them or present them with a copy like the one above.
THANKS TO ALL ON THIS BOARD!!!!
Posted 02 May 2003 - 08:21 AM
Posted 02 May 2003 - 08:53 AM
The TSB says it's for 2.5L engines. Mine is a 2.2L? Is that a US vs. Australia difference?
Thanks to everyone for all the info here.
Posted 02 May 2003 - 11:43 AM
I don't know where your buddy got his info from?
If you click on the blue square on this page for a brief explanation and make a note of the TSB number, it is the same as the one posted here on the forum and this link is to the SOA site:
Posted 02 May 2003 - 05:51 PM
YES the TSB IS otherwise accurate and I Thank You Many time over for posting it. After the repair, I will post back with the parts on the invoice.
I have fought this issue now for almost 2 years only to be told, "thats just how these clutches are". Well after 5 previous Subaru's (starting with a 78DL) and all being stick shifts, this is the Worst clutch I have driven to date. (even worse than my 64 chev 6 cyl 3 sp on the column).
So I can't emphasize enough how grateful I was to see this.
Posted 03 May 2003 - 05:34 AM
kevinsUBARU of this forum informs me that the part number for the Disc is not as per the TSB either it has the last digit changed to a 1ie it now reads 30100AA851 so they appear to revised the part number again since the TSB was released.
I too am glad that you are getting your clutch replaced, mine pissed me off something chronic after owning a Holden VL Commodore for 14 years and running up 387,817kms (240,977 miles) before I sold it to a mate and bought my Liberty (aka Legacy) in Dec 2000 and the VL is still running around with the original clutch in it.
But this Suby clutch was pitiful to use, the replacement one great to use, it is lighter on the foot than the old one and feels lovely and smooth AT THE MOMENT, but time will be the judge if it is successful.
Posted 03 May 2003 - 09:39 PM
Posted 13 May 2003 - 06:38 PM
My dealer seems willing to put in the new clutch parts on my 2002 OB, but thought the fix was only for the WRX. I let the service manager know I had a bulletin in front of me (the one that was posted -thank you all!). She is about to put a new one in the WRX and will keep an eye on it. Still have 16,000mi to go, anyway, so if everyone says this is the fix, I'll get it done, too.
Posted 14 May 2003 - 08:21 AM
The new clutch has totally eliminated the shuddering that had become common when starting out in 1st gear...if you haven't had yours updated yet, DO IT!! The change has been remarkable.
Posted 14 May 2003 - 08:24 AM
Posted 14 May 2003 - 06:25 PM
Oh well.....I am Very Pleased See me smile.
Thanks to all, Especially you Subyroo, for posting that TSB. without it, I would yet be fighting the dealer who hadn't a clue the TSB existed.
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