Hey Guys... Newb poster and not really a mechanical genious
i read alot of the threads and some of the problems sound "kinda" like mine but none of them sound "exactly" like mine. My issue arose several days ago. I was driving to wal-mart to get a heater for my house b/c it is extra cold, and i noticed that the shifting was a lil rough. it seemed like i couldnt get the clutch to disengage. the reason i say this is b/c the pedal is pretty loose till about 75-80% depressed then there is resistance. i drove the 2 miles home without much problem but the next day it was worse.
I work about 20 miles away from my house and about halfway i noticed that it was really hard to shift without grinding. i stopped at my friends house and parked in his driveway, we talked about it but only briefly b/c i had to go. when i went to leave... the car refused to go into reverse... i rolled it out of the driveway, "negotiated" it into first -.- babied it to work and back. knowing that the trannies on the 02wrx are weaksauce im beginning to panic. fortunately living with my gf i can have a car down and be ok. i just gotta drop her off like 30 miles out of the way
this was 3 days ago. ive left the car to sit in front of the house b/c i dont want to make a bad situation worse.
I went outside this morning to check on my baby and now it seems there is another symptom... the clutch pedal is sticking when i depress it... not permanently, but there is a "sticky" noise and a disruption in the motion of the pedal. still cant change gears without pumpin the clutch and playin with the shifter... sometimes 2nd... sometimes 3rd... rarely first... forget reverse. Help
Ive read some of the possible problems... and potential solutions....
Summary of Symptoms:
Does not shift Smoothly IF at all
Clutch pedal seems loose
Sticky sensation in clutch pedal
Reverse No Dice
From Reading some of the Posts that are similar to mine it sounds like one or a combination of several problems... and please correct me if im wrong
Honestly i have NO mechanical background...and beyond the brochure i dont know a whole lot about my car... but logically given the symptoms and the tenacity with which my car has been incapacitated... i am under the impression that my clutch system is broken. it seems to me that a pressurized line has been compromised and i simply cant use it s... subsequently, preventing me from disengaging it completely, subsequently, making it grind.
I'd really like to get the whole "upgrade the glass box" thing out the way ... but right now? please tell me theres another way
Thank you in advance for your help.