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Clutch pedal fades after repeated clutching - 98 Forester

Driving in traffic and repeated use of the clutch results in the clutch not recovering to its original position. I have to depress the clutch completely to the floor. After a while the clutch does not disengage completely, so it is difficult to shift, especially downshifting.

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