Hey folks, I'm new to subaru with my new 2011 WRX, so forgive me if this is a common problem or something that has been addressed elsewhere before.
When my 2011 WRX has been sitting (i.e. 9 hours in the parking lot at work, or overnight in front of my house) I am encountering a problem I've never experienced before.
I start the car, put it in first, and start to pull away. As I'm rolling and just as I fully release the clutch in 1st, the car makes a sound that could maybe be best described as a light "bang"...almost a sound like someone was lightly hitting a thick steel beam with a hammer, kind of like a driveline shock but without any nasty vibration or anything.
This occurs about 75% of the time after the car has sat for a few hours regardless of how gently I let out the clutch or use the accelerator...it never occurs during normal driving...has anyone else experienced something like this or has an idea of what it can be?
I was thinking maybe it could be the hill start assist disengaging...but I haven't heard the same sound when starting on a hill in traffic during normal driving, or any other time during normal driving...
any opinions or suggestions are appreciated.