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Slipping clutch or not?

I have just bought a 1996 subaru legacy that is in good working order except the clutch seems to be slipping sometimes. when i bought the car it had been stood for 8 months with no or little use. any suggestions?

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  • ccn7 May 11, 2010

    It might have some rust from setting all that time, just run it for a week and see if it dosent get better, if it don't than it might have to be replaced. Did the previous owner mention anything about the clutch? Whats the millage on the car? Has clutch ever ben chg? Does clutch feel good when you push on it? Like its disengaging? Does it go into gear ok, or do you have to force it?

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May just need replacing or adjusting it may come good as youve said it was sitting and may just need cleaning through use but a little unlikley

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