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Ok, wondering if anyone else has the same problem or if I'm just going nuts.

When I depress the clutch pedal all the way, after the clutch engages/disengages, it feels 'sticky'. Don't really know how to describe it well, but it feels like you are squishing a really big crunchy bug with your foot (yeah, :barf: , sorry).

I have an MY99 2.5, and am wondering if it's an impending indication of doom, or something that's 'normal' and can be fixed with a well placed dab of grease. Car's got 67k on it, and the previous owner said it's a common scooby problem, not to worry, as did one of the local Subaru techs.

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Sounds typical of the clutch cable going bad. It's cheap enough to fix, but usually it breaks when you are an hour from the house. You know how to drive without using the clutch, riiiight? ;)
 

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Know how? Yes... Want to? No... :biggest:

Ok, that's at least good to know... still waiting on my factory service manual so I can figure out how to go about replacing that, but now I know what to look for.

Anything else I should be looking at while doing the cable? Believe it or not, I've never done clutch work yet on any of my cars. I've replaced my last 4 cars before I've replaced a clutch... not a good track record, though they were far inferior cars... :D

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If it's really the cable, that is generally a quick fix. Find where the cable goes into the transmission (follow it out the firewall, down to the tranny) and you'll see it goes through a bracket and then attaches to the arm of the clutch. At the bracket there is usually a knob that you can twist. This is what you use to adjust the tension. Just loosen it all the way. Then, crawl under the dash, remove the dash under panels, and you should be able to simply pull the cable off the pedal. Then, go back to the engine compartment and pull the cable out of the firewall, and then off the clutch.

Installation is reverse.

Basically. When I get home I can take some pictures of you want. PM me to remind me and I'll do that for you.
 

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Stop the engine, put the car in gear, start the engine, and you'll slowly start.

Obviously this puts a LOT of stress on your starter, so avoid stopping and starting. Plan ahead and go super slow to wait for that red light to turn green...! :D
 

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Stop the engine, put the car in gear, start the engine, and you'll slowly start.

Obviously this puts a LOT of stress on your starter, so avoid stopping and starting. Plan ahead and go super slow to wait for that red light to turn green...! :D
:lol: Thanks for ending my narrow-mindedness. :D
 

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he he...been there....done that!

I learned alot about shift points that day!

I'm just glad it wasn't "MY" car.

I thought all RS's had hydraulic clutches? hmmm....


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Stop the engine, put the car in gear, start the engine, and you'll slowly start.

Obviously this puts a LOT of stress on your starter, so avoid stopping and starting. Plan ahead and go super slow to wait for that red light to turn green...! :D
 

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I thought all RS's had hydraulic clutches? hmmm....
Yes, we are hydraulic, no cables. Check your fluid level?

I remember when I first started looking into the RS, I test drove a 99. When I pushed the clutch all the way to the floor, I felt kind of a click near the bottom. A friend test drove one in Alaska and he felt it too. I sat in a MY00 at a dealer and felt the same thing, thought maybe it was just typical of the clutch.

My 01 does not do it though!
 
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