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SOA didn't fix my clutch-shudder problem!
Posted 14 May 2003 - 08:35 PM
Maybe I should start a new thread with the direct question.
Posted 15 May 2003 - 08:24 AM
Posted 15 May 2003 - 10:02 AM
Posted 15 May 2003 - 11:00 AM
If I understand correctly it's the surge forwards and back that you get when the clutch is bouncing around? Correct?
Posted 16 May 2003 - 10:22 AM
Normally, when you let the clutch out, let's say at a stop sign, there's a soft, smooth acceleration forward.
When the shudder (or choose one above) occurs, the car will shake because the clutch is grabbing hard/slipping cyclically until it's all the way out. NOT smooth and some people have stalled or lunged forward unintentionally when it's really bad.
So far it's been the worst on cold, damp or humid days, but some people have complained under desert conditions.
Just scroll back thru the messages on this thread and you shall possess the knowledge.
Posted 19 May 2003 - 04:23 PM
After a month of driving after getting the clutch serviced under the TSB, no problems
The judder always appeared in the morning when the weather was cold, but now it is no longer.
Posted 19 May 2003 - 05:45 PM
I went to the TSB site and it would not let me see the Impreza TSB
I would appreciate it if somebody could post it.
Posted 22 May 2003 - 04:19 PM
Am I the only one having this problem.
Maybe somebody could email me the .jpg of it?
Is that the America TSB or the OZ version?
I am in the good ol U.S. of A.
Posted 24 May 2003 - 05:01 AM
Posted 31 May 2003 - 02:24 PM
The car seems to be much better now, and I'll see if it holds up.
Posted 18 June 2003 - 06:40 AM
They replaced my clutch once. When the problem came back about 3K miles later I reported it to the dealer. They said Subaru had stopped fixing it but that I should continue to report the problem. I have reported it the problem faithfuly about every 10K miles driven. After the fix was posted here I called my dealer. They said they'd also received word about the fix from Subaru the previous week. However, both Subaru and my dealer said the car was now out of warranty and it wasn't their problem any more.
What a scam. This is awful public relations, terrible customer service and pathetic engineering. Anyone who wants all wheel drive should buy something else.
Posted 18 June 2003 - 03:32 PM
do you have dealer receipts showing your previous complaints from inside the warranty period? If you do, then the dealer should honor the complaint. Not sure if it's a law or not, but typically that's the game.
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