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Old 02 February 2019, 11:48 AM
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hi guys,

back again, recently had a rear main seal / rear crank seal replaced for an oil leak. Now the clutch seems rough on bite and If I just touch the clutch pedal say half an inch in in quite shakey. Does anyone know what this indicates, should the garage be looking into this as favour due to them having messed in this area and now thereís this gritty feeling? Or could it just be coincidence.

its an 03 wrx and the clutch does not slip.

any help / advice would be greatly appreciated
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Old 04 February 2019, 12:18 PM
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Well they would of had to remove the clutch to fix the rear oil seal so if its not right compared to when it went in then yes, id guess the 2 are related and the garage needs to look at it
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Could be as simple as a needing a bleed, but I'd take it back to the garage to sort.
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Spigot bearing.
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Spigot bearing.
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Old 04 February 2019, 06:36 PM
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Thx again all, to add to the info I have found the car / clutch shakes on bite especially crawling up hills in traffic 1st gear, even when I give it plenty of gas.

will have to see what the garage say, if they charge me 4 hours labour again I think it will be time to find a new garage right?

when u say spigot bearing are you saying itís coincidence or not put back together properly?

sorry if thatís a stupid question but Iím no mechanic... I want to have it set in my mind if I am lightly blaming them or if itís just happened by chance 😣
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Old 04 February 2019, 06:49 PM
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Should really be replaced when fitting a clutch/flywheel off. Might of knocked it when reassembling.
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Subaru`s are known for clutch judder, i expect as the clutch plate and flywheel were removed they have put it back together and now you have it.

They are not meant to judder, they are prone to it if everything isnt assemlbed right, i even had judder with a new clutch / flywheel until they fitted it properly ( many yrs ago before i did work myself )
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Old 05 February 2019, 09:19 PM
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Cheers guys, I’ve called the garage, they said give it a week and let the clutch slip a couple of times. If it’s still bad they said they will have a look. Didn’t discuss costs so hopefully it won’t be a big bill.

wish I could do these things myself but I’ve not the tools or the knowledge, I’m ok with little bits n bobs but I need to learn to do more myself. Had to fix a few “specialist” jobs myself, best one was silicone hoses, they didn’t put the break booster valve in the new pipe...
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Originally Posted by IVIike View Post
when u say spigot bearing are you saying itís coincidence or not put back together properly?
Just ask if they had changed or retained the original spigot bearing. Its a £12 bearing that is an absolute no brainer to replace while the clutch is replaced. If they have replaced it then i'd question alignment of the clutch. If they havent replaced it, ask them why not.

I lost a friend over this exact issue. He did a clutch in my car, charged me for it, I complained it was juddery and (after seeking better advice) asked him if he'd done the bearing he said no and wanted to charge me 3-4h more labour to do it!

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Old 11 February 2019, 06:59 PM
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Yeah it’s still juddery though it is a little better after letting it slip. It’s still noticeably worse and I dare say it would put off a buyer if I came to sell it so I’m going to call em tomorrow.

They are good guys and I’ve used em for 3 yrs now. I’m hopeful it won’t be a fall out. The way I see it, if I had done the job I would feel obliged to have another look. That said I know they have overheads, if they could work ‘at cost’ or work something out at a reduced rate then I guess I could accept that.

i still don’t see why when no judder before but there is now it points at bearing if it was fine before?

what do you all think, should this be a free job by garage or full cost to me?

what if I did pay and it’s still juddering, I can’t just pay them indefinitely lol

Fingers crossed, will let u know.

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After I had my clutch replaced with a standard exedy version it was very juddery for the first hundred miles. I thought I had bought a dodgy unit, but after 100 miles it did calm down.
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