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2003 Subaru WRX clutch issue


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Stefan81
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Mar 24, 2014, 5:38 PM

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2003 Subaru WRX 2.0 Turbo, 120,000 miles. Car is completely stock, had clutch and transmission rebuilt 2yrs/25,000 miles ago. Rebuilt clutch regularly fought w/ me in 1st gear on takeoff. Was driving and when shifting from 1st to 2nd the clutch went straight to the floor. No popping, no grinding, no noise or vibration whatsoever. Clutch now will stay in original starting position or all the way to the floor, stays in those two positions firmly but no tension in between, can't put into gear. Any ideas where to start? Been told it could be the clutch, the master cylinder, or even a tension cable? Also, what all will i need to remove just to try to diagnose the problem if i can fix it myself? Thanks for your time and effort


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Mar 24, 2014, 6:04 PM

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Have you checked the fluid level in the clutch master cylinder?





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Stefan81
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Mar 24, 2014, 6:13 PM

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Have not, will do, thanks


Stefan81
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Mar 25, 2014, 5:35 PM

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Checked fluid level. Clutch reservoir was low but not empty. Added fluid and bled the system, problem still exactly the same


nickwarner
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Mar 25, 2014, 11:59 PM

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Is there an access cover you can look through to watch the slave cylinder pushrod move as the clutch pedal is pushed? It sounds like either the master cylinder is junk or the throwout bearing is.


Stefan81
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Mar 30, 2014, 10:11 AM

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That's funny because I went ahead and put on a new slave cylinder on someone's advice and the problem still exists. I think the old slave cylinder was actually working fine. Going to check the master cylinder next, is there an easy way to determine if the master cylinder is the culprit?


Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 30, 2014, 10:56 AM

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I'd probably just plug it where line goes in and then it should be a solid pedal if not air,


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Hammer Time
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Mar 30, 2014, 2:25 PM

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That's going to be real hard to determine now that you have opened the system and filled it full of air. You need to get an accurate diagnosis before throwing parts at it.



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