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    Engine Tranny or Exhaust?

    I have a stock 02 WRX and something is going on that I do not like. We starting from a stop in 1st my car almost seems keep the clutch engaged longer than I let it. Then the engine will rev up a little and finally It will feel like It is really in gear. And recently while driving if I'm in say 4th going around 40 and I press on the gas my engine will rev until red line (unless I stop it) and no power will get to the wheels almost as if I were holding the clutch down and pressing on the gas, then the RPMs will drop and I'll finally start to feel some forward momentum. My boost gauge will read around 5 to 10 psi depending on how hard I press on the gas while the engine is revving.

    Recently as well when I stop the car and turn it off and get out I can smell something burning from under the car.
    So not sure if my clutch is burnt up, My tranny is going, or my engine/turbo/exhaust is burning.

    When shifting though everything is smooth through all of the gears no grinding, no jumping, no not being able to put it in gear.
    Yes I still have the crapy stock exhaust and I will be replacing the whole system in the future.

    Not sure if it is one thing or a combination of all three.

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    The clutch is slipping. Time to replace the clutch.
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    Thank you. I had a feeling thats what it was. Just had to make sure to cover all the bases. Thanks again

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    If you replace the clutch consider the Exedy OEM equivalent, people seem happy with that. Also, people can sometimes get misfire codes with a lighter flywheel, so consider keeping things stock or stock-equivalent in my view. Good luck.
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    I lied. I cheated. I bribed men to cover the crimes of other men. I am an accessory to murder. But the most damning thing of all... I think I can live with it. And if I had to do it all over again - I would. Benjamin Sisko
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