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Clutch pedal sticking
Posted 04 November 2003 - 05:24 PM
The alternative is to wait a couple of seconds - sometimes the pedal "pops" back up, but of course this isn't an option during constant shifting. Priming the pedal at idle doesn't seem to help, fluid level is OK.
The dealer can't get me in for a few days, so I'm wondering if this is a minor problem that can be handled by a standard repair shop. Also, I bought the extended warranty and I'm wondering if something like this might be covered, based on the posts I've read it may or may not be.
Posted 04 November 2003 - 06:21 PM
Posted 05 November 2003 - 01:51 PM
The problem seems to have worsened since my last post - I can't get the car into gear at idle! I have to kill the engine, shift into 1st, restart and gun before it stalls. As long as the engine is on I can't shift into any gears.
So at this point the car is undriveable, in retrospect I'm surprised I made it home from work last night (~20kms).
I'm getting it towed to the dealership later today, I'll let you know what happens...
Posted 25 May 2004 - 02:51 PM
I also have a 98 outback and I just started having this clutch sticking problem at 60,000 miles.
Can you tell me:
how long from the time you noticed it to the time you you couldn't drive the car and had to have it towed?
was it covered by your warranty?
if not, how much it cost?
Posted 25 May 2004 - 03:02 PM
Posted 25 May 2004 - 03:36 PM
Mine needed the master cyl. I fitted the TSB slave, hose and washers and still not enough pressure.
It has been fine for about a year now.
Make sure you have enough fluid in the clutch master cyl of course.
Bleeding is also a last resort fix sometimes, but won't last if the master or slave is on the way out.
Posted 25 May 2004 - 10:13 PM
I saw a message over at http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/ where they mentioned it could be air bubbles in the system. I'd be real happy if that turned out to be the problem because I don't have a lot of spare money to be replacing stuff, but somehow I doubt it's anything that simple.
Does anyone know a website that has the text of the TSB? I'm not mechanical but I'd still like to read it so I know what I'm going to mention to the dealer.
Posted 26 May 2004 - 10:28 AM
I just spoke to a subaru service guy and he mentioned that he'd have to look up the service bulletin on the problem, so I guess he's seen this before. he said it would cost somewheres around $100. Someone else mentioned in these forums that they had the problem and it was caused by a dust boot sticking.
Posted 27 May 2004 - 08:16 PM
The problem was very sudden - the clutch began to stick some time in the afternoon, and was undriveable the next morning.
Wasn't covered under warranty - repairs due to normal wear-and-tear aren't covered dontcha know.
So I ended up having the clutch replaced, I got a bit of a deal on the labour but still ended up spending ~$800 CAD. I don't recall the exact parts that needed replacement, but I can fish out the invoice if you're interested.
Posted 28 May 2004 - 06:19 AM
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