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This is a discussion on 2011 WRX clutch pedal shakes within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I have a 2011 WRX with less than 8k miles. Only mods are Subaru short shifter and SPT exhaust. No ...

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    2011 WRX clutch pedal shakes

    I have a 2011 WRX with less than 8k miles. Only mods are Subaru short shifter and SPT exhaust. No check engine light has come on.

    Yesterday, I was on a hill going up. Stopped at traffic light. Light goes green, I roll back more than I had expected and over rev (4k - 5k) the engine while clutch is engaging, and begin to smell the horrible smell of burning metal. There was also a cloud of smoke which I initially thought was from the wheels spinning, but it was not from the tires. This morning I wake up and the clutch pedal shakes when I engage into 1st from stop, and shifting 1st to 2nd. I also still smell burning metal.

    I don't know much about repairing cars, but I fear that I did damage to my car that I will need to get fixed.

    I'm not sure what's wrong.

    Dave

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    May have just put a hot spot on the clutch. One nice thing about the stock organic clutch is that it is fairly forgiving. A hot spot should clear up with normal driving after some time I believe.

    May want to get some other opinions on it, but I'd give it some time.

    As a note, on some harder clutch materials a hot spot is a bit harder to get, but its permanent.
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    Sounds like you could have fried a little of the clutch...not sure if it will ever even out, but if you want to blow it, now is the time because many people have had "issues" with clutches before 30k and have had them replaced under warranty before then.
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    Will I have the shaking clutch pedal for a while? Will the burning smell go away in time as well?

    I didn't think clutch problems were covered under warranty.

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    The smell should go away unless you keep riding your clutch...first manual?

    Clutch problems usually aren't, but I know a bunch of people have been getting "courtesy" replacements on the new models as some have gone out relatively early, even by experienced drivers.
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    I drove a standard Chevy S10 for 7 years. 100,000 miles on that clutch.

    Thanks for the help, I will take it to the dealership next chance I get and hope they can fix it under warranty.

    Dave

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