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Clutch problems in 2000 Subaru Outback

My clutch is making whining noises when I gradually release pressure on the clutch to begin driving. This happens in first and second gear. It also shakes a bit when I have the clutch pushed in fully at a stop. I would like to know what parts are most likely the problem that need to be replaced and also find out if you have to remove the engine or transmission in order to do any type of repair on the clutch system.

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I am thinking its the clutch throw out bearing. In which case you might as well replace the clutch as you are going to have to pull the clutch out.
Sorry for the bad news if this is right.
Plus side is you'll have a new clutch!

Posted on Jun 18, 2009


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