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#1 Old 03-31-2009, 10:22 AM
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Exclamation clutch problem?

hey, i have an 02 wrx, no mods, 73,xxx miles and ive had an intermittent problem with my transmission, before you go jumping the gun telling me to search, ive looked around and cant find anything close to my problem. here it is- occasionally, no particular condition/speed, my transmission will refuse to go into ANY gear, I cant even force it into a gear as if my clutch is gone. i can move the shifter side to side, but not up or down into any gear. when this occurs, a few times ive been able to just shut the car off, wait a few minutes, turn it back on, and its like nothing ever happened. Could this be a clutchfork/master cylinder problem, or maby a fluid issue. or am i SOL? im a gm tech and ive used our generic program(alldata) at work to look up TSB's and nothing like this comes up. Please help.

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did you try bleeding the system?

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No, not yet anyways...ill have to try it and see if it helps.
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On the passenger side in the engine bay go to where the tranny and engine block meet up and remove the black rubber plug it is a pretty good size plug it will have a little rubber nipple deal on it so you can pull it out, try to look down in the hole to see if you can see alot of clutch material or what not. Another thing have you drained your tranny fluid to see what it looks like or changed it anytime recently?
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Another thing have you drained your tranny fluid to see what it looks like or changed it anytime recently?
+1 to changing your transmission fluid. Only put 3.7 quarts in and you'll be doing good unless there is a mechanical failure.

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i was going to change the tranny fluid this weekend actually, any sugestions on type/weight of fluid?
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75w90. I run Royal Purple with a quart of Lucas additive and I haven't had any problems. Shifts nice and smooth.

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Lucas is a great product, i always used straight RedLine Shockproof gear oil and it worked great i never had any problems with my tranny or shifting!!
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Lucas is a great product, i always used straight RedLine Shockproof gear oil and it worked great i never had any problems with my tranny or shifting!!
im probibly gonna go this route with the redline. same weight of 75w90 or do you use somthing different??
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