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possible clutch adjustments?
Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:49 AM
I have a newer Subaru with one of the clutches that is controlled by means of an hydraulic system.
I was wondering how adjustments are made to modify its operation...the clutch seems to engage too quickly causing quite a shudder when I downshift sometimes....
I'm thinking the engine may be to blame as well....it's a 2.2L that was swapped in...maybe the engine was not mounted properly...
Posted 02 August 2011 - 04:05 PM
The shuddering could be partially related to a bad slave cylinder or it could be that your flywheel needs to be surfaced. It wouldn't be the first time I have seen a shuddering EJ clutch due to replacement without properly surface grinding the flywheel. It could also be a dry/worn transmission quill or fork pivot ball - those get dry of grease and their action becomes very sticky - resulting in shuddering or other poor clutch behavior. If the engine swap was done a long time ago or they didn't inspect and repair the clutch components as neccesary it might be a good idea to pull the engine out and check/adjust everything. People that let that kind of behavior continue too long are often rewarded with slave cylinder failure, or clutch fork breakage.
Posted 02 August 2011 - 04:18 PM
I had someone replace the clutch without a resurface.. I'm looking at getting a new clutch kit before the flywheel gets screwed up.
Posted 02 August 2011 - 06:19 PM
I'm guessing the more I drive it...the mutual grinding action would better mate the surfaces.
At least it's got shocks and struts that are in excellent condition...and the body is nice, too.
It would be a miracle if I could get my dealer to do all that 'for free' even tho it may covered under warantee.
Posted 02 August 2011 - 07:14 PM
How many miles are on it? And how many of them are city miles?
As I said - it may not only be the flywheel - the quill's get worn and do the same thing.
Posted 04 August 2011 - 08:57 AM
It's got 127k miles on it. I don't know how many city miles...it came from West Texas so I would kinda guess it's got lots of highway miles on it. Paperwork says it was bought in Upstate NY, tho.
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