Hi all I have a 2013 WRX with about 9k miles on it completely stock.
When I accelerate from a stop, normally not WOT, the rpm needle rises then falls maybe 200-500 rpms and finally catches and goes.
It feels like the clutch isnt catching right away and it hesitates a bit before engaging the flywheel and goes. I find myself slipping the clutch so the rpm needle doesnt drop that 200-500rpms.
If I slip it, the rpm needle goes up normally and I can let the clutch pedal go, but if i dont slip it, the needle will drop a few and the car hesitates to accel.
Could this be a clutch issue? Or is this normal? I would think slipping the clutch would not be the correct way but maybe you guys can help.
On a side note, when I forst got my car, I did accidently burn my clutch when going up a steep ass hill on first gear. The burning smell was strong but went away the day after.
I hope that wasn't the cause, I dont think one clutch burn would crap out the new clutch.