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Old 03-03-2008, 09:29 AM   #11
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I think you have this backwards.
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3) Clutch
Try to start the car from a stop on flat ground in 3rd gear. if you can get it to move then there is a good chance the clutch is bad.
If you can get the car rolling in third than the clutch is good.
If you can't get the moving in third, than the clutch is bad.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:02 AM   #12
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so which one of the clutch is the right answer?

Also, how about timing belt, shox, tranny? can anybody augment how often or when does things need to be done and how much is roughly the parts cost vs going to a mechanic?
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:03 AM   #13
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I thought the test was meant to be done in 5th?
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:25 PM   #14
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Damn, wish I read this before I bought my RS. The ass that sold it to me(who is/was a member on this site) neglected to tell me about the leaking head gaskets, torn CV boots, and rack and pinion damage. And I have reason to believe he powerwashed the engine bay to hide the leaking head gaskets.

The best thing to do if you are really interested in a car is to have it checked out by a mechanic you know and trust. Biggest mistake I made was not doing that.
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Old 03-30-2008, 05:17 PM   #15
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I would love to have a video of this procedure, a video is worth a million words. Also where is the head gasket, I think I know but I am not sure. A video of the first 5-6 points would be awesome.
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Old 03-30-2008, 05:29 PM   #16
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I think you have this backwards.

If you can get the car rolling in third than the clutch is good.
If you can't get the moving in third, than the clutch is bad.
No...I think the original post was correct...
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Old 03-30-2008, 06:42 PM   #17
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I'm confused about the clutch deal? In many of my cars/truck i've accidently started in 3rd gear(missed first at the stop sign etc.) Can some once explain to me why that means you have a soon to be bad clutch?
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:20 PM   #18
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I asking again for a pictures on the location of valve cover, spark plug and head gaskets.
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:37 PM   #19
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before i bought my 2003 impreza rs I looked at this posting and it helped me out when buying my car. I love my car but its automatic and i would like it to be 5 speed but for the price i couldn't say no.
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Old 05-08-2008, 07:01 AM   #20
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so which one of the clutch is the right answer?

Also, how about timing belt, shox, tranny? can anybody augment how often or when does things need to be done and how much is roughly the parts cost vs going to a mechanic?

start off in 1st....go to about 5k or 20mph and shift to 4th..then floor it. If your engine boggs down and the car moves then the clutch it good. However if you do this and your rpm's start shooting up and you see smoke...then you have a bad clutch!
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