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downtoearth 09-01-2012 07:46 PM

5MT Creaking
 
this has been happening for a while now, ever since i got my clutch replaced because of a bad TOB

when ever the clutch is let out a creaking noise is heard from the tranny engine area of the vehicle, almost like your stepping of a creaky wooden floor. it seems that when any amount of torque is applied to the transmission it creaks.

could this be a symptom of a bad tranny mount, or engine mount :spin:

or is the end insight? :lol:

any other idea?

5mt NA Leggy
64,000 miles around 14,000 on the clutch

ericem 09-03-2012 09:45 PM

Sounds like throw out bearing you might be able to pull back the boot and spray some lubricant like lithium grease straight down on the sleeve of the transmission and on the clutch fork itself.

When they replaced the clutch they probably didn't lubricate the clutch fork and center of the transmission where the TOB rides.

BAC5.2 09-03-2012 09:49 PM

It is typically not advisable to spray lubricant towards your clutch disc.

downtoearth 09-03-2012 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ericem (Post 4055071)
Sounds like throw out bearing you might be able to pull back the boot and spray some lubricant like lithium grease straight down on the sleeve of the transmission and on the clutch fork itself.

When they replaced the clutch they probably didn't lubricate the clutch fork and center of the transmission where the TOB rides.

i will come up with some way to apply it in a controlled fashion. but yes, i will avoid the clutch disc if i choose to go that route.

i'm glad to see you don't think my tranny is gonna fall out one day.

Brett 09-03-2012 10:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BAC5.2 (Post 4055077)
It is typically not advisable to spray lubricant towards your clutch disc.

hey BAC, my tranny sounds rough, but it feels smooth, aside from the slow roll in 1st gear where it's jumpy when you let off the throttle. is this common in a 5mt?

Brett 09-03-2012 10:48 PM

@downtoearth i don't mean to jack your thread or anything, but i guess it would be helpful to you too.

downtoearth 09-04-2012 12:35 PM

not a problem, wasn't getting much attention anyways :(

BAC5.2 09-04-2012 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brett (Post 4055115)
hey BAC, my tranny sounds rough, but it feels smooth, aside from the slow roll in 1st gear where it's jumpy when you let off the throttle. is this common in a 5mt?

Totally normal for a Subaru.

Stiffer motor/trans mounts help reduce the jerkiness, but it's caused partially by engine management. There have been some that have tuned it out, though.

Brett 09-04-2012 01:57 PM

alright, thats what i guessed. this guy at my work has a new wrx and he tells me that he thinks he has a bad tranny. especially during 5th also. he's even considering trading it in for a honda. i'll let him know about what you said. thanks

BAC5.2 09-04-2012 02:09 PM

Yep. Subaru's have been doing that for the whole 23 year history of the EJ engine.

Max Capacity 09-04-2012 05:11 PM

What, a Subaru 5mt that sounds like a bucket of rocks when you lift off the gas...why I never hear mine when I have the radio turned up to about 14.

Hence why I coast a lot on the back roads

F1inspiredLGT 09-04-2012 05:37 PM

downtoearth, this type of sound is also heard from the clutch pedel itself. Underneath the dash were the clutch rod goes through the firewall is a spring. I would get this occasionally and putting some lube around this spring and it's contact points to help reduce the noise. Check to see if this sound is coming from the firewall underneath the dash.

downtoearth 09-04-2012 11:25 PM

here is some audio

good examples are :49 :52 1:14 1:21


Bonafide P 09-05-2012 06:34 AM

I hear that in my 08 gt too! It gets so annoying! Don't know what it is! Hopefully our trannys are okay!

downtoearth 09-05-2012 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bonafide P (Post 4056782)
I hear that in my 08 gt too! It gets so annoying! Don't know what it is! Hopefully our trannys are okay!

Did it start after any work on your transmission?


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