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1998 Subaru Forester clutch problems

clutch problem

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1998 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 192001

Forester 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While at a stop light, consumer depressed the clutch pedal and it stayed on the floor, consumer was informed that a bolt in the transmissions clutch pivot ball that broke at the point that enters the transfer case.

- Federal Way, WA, USA

problem #2

Oct 192001

Forester 4WD

  • miles
While at a stop light, consumer depressed the clutch pedal and it stayed on the floor, consumer was informed that a bolt in the transmissions clutch pivot ball that broke at the point that enters the transfer case.

- Federal Way, WA, USA

problem #1

Dec 241998

Forester 4WD

  • miles
After owning the Forester just 3 months, the windshield had three chips in it which then spread into a crack across the driver's viewing area. After only 21,000 miles the clutch disc/plate had to be replaced and was not a warranty matter. After 42,000 miles a bearing in the rear axle has gone bad and the clutch is beginning to make the same noise for which it had to be replaced earlier. I am most disappointed in this vehicle.000 miles,000 miles the

- Dewitt, MI, USA

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