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    Unhappy I hit the gas and the RPMs go up but acceleration does not.

    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?

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    You probably need a new clutch

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    You probably need a new clutch
    +1 without actually driving your car and experiencing it myself, that's what my first guess would be as well.

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    Can't say I'm happy to hear this but I did expect it. I'm just glad nobody said transmission.

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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
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by poly_poly-man View Post
    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.
    The stock dual mass is not resurfaceable, so why risk it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    The stock dual mass is not resurfaceable, so why risk it?
    I agree, Subaru says not to resurface it. Replace it, if need be.

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