Call_er_Lacey Posted November 10, 2017 Share Posted November 10, 2017 I'm on the tail end of my extended warranty and was "lucky" enough to have something go wrong just a couple months shy of it expiring. Quite suddenly my clutch pedal would not come up at its normal speed. Basically felt like all the hydraulics ran out or something like that. It pretty quickly got worse and I totally had to play with the clutch and gas just to get the car home (couple of miles). The gearing felt very slushy and sluggish quickly. I also noticed that when in gear at the dashboard would always say I was in 1st no matter what gear I was in. It was obvious that something was wrong. Had it towed to the closest Subaru (thank you again warranty) . In the end they found that I had a cracked clutch fork and they were able to replace and cover parts and labor for mostly everything except the clutch disk and cover itself. Here is my question: how does/did your oem clutch pedal feel in terms of stiffness? The clutch pedal now feels much softer than before. I'm talking light...like almost gas pedal light. The engagement point is fine, the same i would say, as is the shifting and gearing (yes we dont have the best clutch and tranny but you learn it). It makes me wonder if my clutch pedal and clutch have had an issue all this time as I always thought it was a pretty stiff clutch, or is there a problem now because the clutch is so soft? I did have a strange incident a few years back where my clutch wouldn't engage and I just had to rest the car for 10 minutes and all was well up until now. Definitely makes me think... is there any way to adjust this if i wanted to? An interesting discovery was that the top two bolts for the bell housing were very difficult to remove. The technician thinks they were cross threaded so the holes to be re-tapped. By the way, I've kept my car mostly stock purposely through it's extended warranty period. Some minor only such as tint, outback rear sway, sti front strut bar. The time may be nearing to do something non-stock... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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