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    Problem with 2004 WRX.

    I bought a 2004 WRX with 63K miles only 2 days ago. The car has been riding completely fine and I've seen no problems with shifting.

    Today I cranked it up and heard a slight knocking noise coming from the engine. I ignored it at first and rode about 2 miles before it started getting louder, I pulled over and the noise stopped after I engaged the clutch. It struggles to start back up, but it will and as long as the clutch isn't engaged, the knocking is persistent.

    I'm certainly no car mechanic and I probably should have one more research before this purchase.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem, or can anyone else at least offer advice?

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    Sounds like your motor has spun a rod bearing and will need a rebuild.

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    you deff. spun a bearing sounds exactly like what happened to my motor.
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    How much would a rebuild cost? and how much for a 2.5 hybrid?

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    Wait. The clutch is engaged when you are NOT stepping on the pedal. If the noise goes away when you step on the clutch pedal it is going away when the clutch is disengaged. If so suspect the clutch throw out bearing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayer_X View Post
    How much would a rebuild cost? and how much for a 2.5 hybrid?
    i got quoted 6,700$ i think for a hybrid build, but that was full forged internals,cams and misc other stuff.

    but as said by SD_GR it might be the clutch throw bearing i didnt read your whole post sorry. but to be sure take it to a mechanic to find out.
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    The dealership that sold it to me has it right now. They looked at it for about 10 minutes and said something about the lifter and they think I over-revved it.

    For now they are going to look further into it and see how bad the damage has been done.

    Being that the car is only 2 days old, I'm hoping they fix it even though it isn't covered under warranty.

    If I experience any problems with the dealership I'll be sure to leave it in the feedback section I found here earlier.

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    sounds like they are trying to pull your chain...
    you can't really over rev it as it has a rev limiter
    I work on vehicles that make 650hp and 2400ft/lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indytruckboy View Post
    sounds like they are trying to pull your chain...
    you can't really over rev it as it has a rev limiter
    I was thinking the same.

    I'm not going to let the dealership fix it if they are going to charge me for repairs. Labor/hour is $84.00 and friends of friends will do it for much less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indytruckboy View Post
    sounds like they are trying to pull your chain...
    you can't really over rev it as it has a rev limiter
    You can if you mis-shift. No rev limiter can help you.

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