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My 2001 Subaru Forester is about to undergo it's 3rd clutch transplant. First at 60,000kms, second at 130,000kms. We now have 170,000kms and we appear to be going down the same road. Smell of burning clutch plates. Poor control of the clutch peddle operation. Spring clicking noises with full travel to the floor without clutch operation, at 170,000kms. Poor control of the clutch engaging and disengauging. Lots of shuddering when power is applied to the driving wheels. What is wrong with the Subaru design for this model year, and what is the repair solution? Brian Dobson MISSISSAUGA ON Canada

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    Fernand Luc Bergeron Jan 02, 2011

    did you change the pressure plate too ?



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On your next clutch replacement make sure you take the flywheel off and get it machined flat, install a new pressure plate and friction disk and replace the throwout bearing also...Don't be cheap and try to get by with just a friction it right and it will work for a long time. and take your foot off the clutch peddle when driving!

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SOURCE: Procedure for replacing rear wheel bearings 2000 Forester

i'm assuming you don't have a hubshark,this is a tool that will alllow you to remove the bearing while the knuckle is attached to the car,you may be able to rent this tool at a auto prts store .if not you need to remove the entie knuckle,first remove the trailing arm bolt,then the lateral link bolt{long and stubborn bolt},disassemble the brake shoes and parking brake cable,abs sensor if equipped the knuckle to strut bolt{no marking necessary they are not eccentric} then you need a to use or borrow a press to remove hub and bearings good luck

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SOURCE: Burning rubber smell from Subaru Legacy

Please have your exaust pipes checked, perhaps a mount is burning. The catalytic converter can make a nasty odor when it is clogged. Check the wear on the serpintine belt.

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It's possible its the CV, but check your tire pressure, and you may want to jack up that corner of the car and give the tire a spin by hand...not only spin it, but pull the top in and out and look for excessive play. Also look for wear marks on the inside and outside of the tire...

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