Iím sorry if this is been asked before, but I searched and didnít find anything. So I recently washed my engine with a pressure washer and some engine degreaser called engine brite. After which, this horrible clutch noise came about and I shriek every time I hear it. Now Iíve heard of peoples clutches squeaking after a rain or washing their cars but this has been going on for two days now, and not only does it sound horrible but it feels like crap too. Itís not smooth, it sort of has the feeling of stepping on snow and compacting it. The engine still smells from the degreaser so the only thing I can think of is that there is a rubber boot type deal around the cable or something and there is some residue on it (kind of like chewing on a balloon haha)? Or something else has gone very wrong. I donít know much about clutches or the transmission so Iím at a loss. Just a bit of background information itís an 03 wrx with 88k miles on it and from what I know is stock. I also donít drive very aggressively, so itís not like Iím dumping it everywhere. So watch the video and any help is greatly appreciated; because this noise is just horrible .
Also, I am in need of some coolant soon. Do I have to use the Genuine Subaru coolant? Itís ridiculously expensive.
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