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Hard to shift/Clunking Noise

Chris Westfall

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Alright guys I really need your help.

I own a 2001 subaru outback and after 20-30 mins of driving, once its warmed up. It gets hard to shift and makes a loud clunking noise in the front end. Even in neutral slowing down it makes noise. Anyone have any idea what that could be. I dont think Im losing my transmission, I think it has something to do with the clutch. Thanks in advance.

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The clutch fluid should be yellowish to clear. Mine was just replaced. I'm much happier with clutch feel.


The clunk in the front end is a different issue. It could be a number things. loose heat shield or end links on the sway bar. THese car are know for both. I just cut the middle heat shield of the crossover pipe and DEI heat wraped it. I also just replaced the front sway bar bushings because I had a rattle over rough pavement.

305,600miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. (SOLD).  CHECK your oil, these cars use it.


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