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post #1 of 13 Old 04-30-2017, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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clutch mechanism squeak

My 09 wrx has an obnoxious clutch squeak coming from the mechanism inside the car. About a year or 2 ago I had the recall done where they repair the firewall where it bolts up and until last month it had been fine. Ive tried 3 different types of grease and nothing has worked. Are there bushings that wear out that would cause that? Or am I going to have to have the firewall repaired again? Thanks
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Could be the pedal itself or the repair is letting go. Buy this Kinetic Motor Works Clutch Master Cylinder Brace | Kinetic Motor Works you wont regret it

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Could be the pedal itself or the repair is letting go. Buy this Kinetic Motor Works Clutch Master Cylinder Brace | Kinetic Motor Works you wont regret it
I have been considering getting a brace like this for a while. What all does the install entail? It looks like you re-use at least two of the bolts that are already there. Do you have to drill the firewall for the other one?
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Could be the pedal itself or the repair is letting go. Buy this Kinetic Motor Works Clutch Master Cylinder Brace | Kinetic Motor Works you wont regret it
Yea that looks like a better solution than the recall that was performed...even though they claimed to beef up the welds. thanks for the reply maybe while I'm doing that i'll find the cause of the squeak. Does it come with instructions? Or is there instructions that can be found to do it?
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It bolts to the pitch mount and to the master cylinder. Its super easy and straight forward. I don't know if it comes with instructions. But you will never have that issue again once installed
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It bolts to the pitch mount and to the master cylinder. Its super easy and straight forward. I don't know if it comes with instructions. But you will never have that issue again once installed
Well, that sounds great! I was planning on replacing all the bushings (which involves removing the steering column and potentially the dash to remove the clutch pedal) when I installed the brace but if the brace is a simple job I'll try that first and see what happens. Thanks a lot hopefully that solves it.
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No need to do any of that. Most work is taking out your top mount intercooler, undoing a couple bolts and nuts, put the brace up and inserting the bolts an nuts. Maybe an hours worth of work (should be 20 mins). Never worry about the welds again.

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No need to do any of that. Most work is taking out your top mount intercooler, undoing a couple bolts and nuts, put the brace up and inserting the bolts an nuts. Maybe an hours worth of work (should be 20 mins). Never worry about the welds again.
I do plan to install that brace you listed but the video attached is what's wrong with mine. Mine is not as bad but it's the exact failure. Hopefully Subaru is aware of this and is working on a recall.

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So Ive been in contact with Subaru of America and they are going to pay for most of the repair. It's scheduled for the 5th. Ive also ordered the clutch brace and I will install it before my appointment so that everything will be done after the 5th. Hopefully this will be the last of my clutch pedal problems.
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Mine squeaks but it's a squeaky bushing at the master cylinder. 195k
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Mine squeaks but it's a squeaky bushing at the master cylinder. 195k
I can hear mine with the radio up pretty loud it drives me nuts, and since theres so much movement my clutch grabs erratically at times. The brace I ordered is out of stock for over a month I asked if they could update me when they get more. Luckily Subaru is paying for most of the repair which makes it cheaper for them to do it instead of me having to do it.
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Yeah that sounds more like metal flex than the bushings. I wouldn't drive the car if your engagement points change, that will cause your clutch to excessively wear and may not be covered under any warranty. Call the dealer and tell them that and request to have them replace your clutch due to the firewall flex causing a malfunction in the hydraulic system under the recall.
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Yeah that sounds more like metal flex than the bushings. I wouldn't drive the car if your engagement points change, that will cause your clutch to excessively wear and may not be covered under any warranty. Call the dealer and tell them that and request to have them replace your clutch due to the firewall flex causing a malfunction in the hydraulic system under the recall.
I did the clutch about 12000 miles ago after the firewall had been fixed. This new issue started in march and I've barely been driving it since I figured out what it was (I only really drive it on the weekends anyway). Subaru is paying for 3/4 of the repair which is nice because I'm broke lol.
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