Jump to content

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse

- - - - -

'88 DL clutch problem

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 UniqueTII


    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 110 posts
  • Ames, IA

Posted 27 December 2003 - 01:35 AM

The clutch pedal on my DL dropped to the floor never to return to the upright position the other day, so my first thought was the clutch cable. Stupidly, I bought the cable without checking the car, and it turned out that something else was the problem, although I don't know what. The cable is fine, and it's so loose that I can take it off at either end without any significant effort. For some reason, the clutch release mechanism is stuck down, as though the pedal were depressed, but the clutch is engaged. What are the possibilities here? T/O bearing? Clutch spring? Release mechanism? Is it really worth fixing on a rusty car with 173K and an oil leak, or should I just sell the car for parts?

I can drive it without the clutch, but it's a little difficult.

#2 GeneralDisorder


    Elite Master of the Subaru

  • Members
  • 21,300 posts
  • Portland

Posted 27 December 2003 - 06:41 AM

Sounds like maybe the clutch fork broke. This does happen sometimes. Certainly worth fixing if your into pulling the engine to get to it.......


#3 Qman


    Happiness is... no lag!!

  • Moderator
  • 11,119 posts
  • Sumner

Posted 27 December 2003 - 10:24 AM

The clutch forks crack at the ball socket(pivot point). It is very replacable but does require moving the engine forward or the trans back. Don't have to completely remove but you may want to depending on any service that you may want to do.

#4 UniqueTII


    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 110 posts
  • Ames, IA

Posted 29 December 2003 - 09:34 AM

Thanks for the replies. I don't really have the time or place to work on the car, so I'm putting it up for sale soon.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users