You probably need a new clutch
This is a discussion on I hit the gas and the RPMs go up but acceleration does not. within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Well I obviously have a problem here but I don't know what it is so I'd like some advice please. ...
Well I obviously have a problem here but I don't know what it is so I'd like some advice please. This has happened to me twice now while on the interstate. I have a 2002 WRX 190k miles stock that has had a few replacements over the years: fuel pump, radiator. I downshift (to 3rd or 4th) to accelerate and my RPMs shoot way up 5-6k but I'm not getting much acceleration. My tires aren't spinning either. What could this be?
Can't say I'm happy to hear this but I did expect it. I'm just glad nobody said transmission.
+1 to the clutch
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Clutch job taken to a shop should run around $1400. The clutch disc and flywheel need to be replaced. Parts costs alone are around $750. I recommend OEM flywheel and EXedy OEM clutch disc
flywheel doesn't actually have to be replaced - you can get away with a resurface (or, most of the time, without). Only if you have deeply embedded hotspots, or if you want a lightweight flywheel, should you replace that.
The OEM replacement clutch from Exedy is what you want - it's the OEM clutch but cheaper. Parts cost: around $200. Labor is the tough one on this - you need to drop the trans, which is not easy. Let a pro do it - it'll cost you.
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