Subaru clutch...

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  1. burtonchild05

    burtonchild05 New Member

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    So, i believe my clutch is slipping on my 02 wrx. It has 109xxx miles and i honestly have no idea how it has been driven, for ive only had it for three weeks. Anyways, here is a video, you see my tach spike at the end, that was me hitting the clutch and not shifting...
    youtube. com/watch?v=Romk21n328U

    for those of you that have this car, did you ever have to replace the clutch? and at how many miles?


    Thanks all.
     
  2. jim1234664

    jim1234664 New Member

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    if you got to 110 on the stock consider yourself lucky
     
  3. GuiltySparc

    GuiltySparc OT Supporter

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    Is that the original clutch? I could be way off here, but it seems to me like 1xx,xxx miles out of an original clutch is pretty good, particularly in a car that has been driving somewhat hard.
     
  4. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    that many miles on the original clutch is pretty good for most cars but especially this one. It isn't uncommon for them to go quicker than other cars because of the torque and AWD
     
  5. LA02MAX

    LA02MAX New Member

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    He said he just got it, so he doesn't know if it's been replaced or not...my guess is yes. WRX's eat clutches.

    Put it in 5th gear and floor it. If the clutch isn't slipping, I wouldn't worry about it at the moment.
     
  6. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    how does that test anything? 1st gear hill starts should give you a good idea.
     
  7. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    Because the clutch is likely to slip in 5th with full throttle because the torque will jump up, and the overdrive gearing makes more resistance to it, and that's when the clutch slips. I don't know if I explained that so well, but it's something like that. My clutch is slipping, and it shows most on the freeway when I gas it to pass somebody, but I have zero problems going up hills, even from a stop.
     
  8. tenplanescrashing

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    that makes some sense...I don't know why I thought the clutch had nothing to do with it when the car was in motion but now that I think of the physics of it, I have no idea what I was thinking :rofl:

    that's what long days do to you...
     
  9. Phil NJ

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    Mine is modified. Original clutch going strong at 140K.
     

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