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    Going into 1st Gear Question

    Usually every morning when I start my car I let it warm up for maybe a minute or so. But when i pull out of my driveway and release my clutch in first gear, my car starts shaking pretty hard like i was releasing the clutch to fast or something. Even if I let the clutch out slow it still shakes a lot. So I have to rev to like 2k and then release the clutch for it go. This happens only when my car is cold. Once it gets warmed up I just release the clutch like normal and it starts going without any crazy shaking. Is something wrong? Any help would be great.

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    Search for clutch chatter and/or recall.

    Note that there wasn't a recall; however, many posts might refer to the issue as such.
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    What SD said.

    You will get used to first gear in the cold weather soon enough.
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    You've got nothing to worry about. Your car is just cold and will have to warm up to smooth out the operation. But you will get used to it down the road from now that even having the car warm up for a shorter time, your clutch control will smooth things out for you naturally. You'll know what I mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Me&05WRX
    You've got nothing to worry about. Your car is just cold and will have to warm up to smooth out the operation. But you will get used to it down the road from now that even having the car warm up for a shorter time, your clutch control will smooth things out for you naturally. You'll know what I mean.
    Are you sure he has nothing to worry about? My car doesn't do that so I am guessing he may have a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotts05
    Are you sure he has nothing to worry about? My car doesn't do that so I am guessing he may have a problem.
    Yup, we're sure.

    It is a known issue. Searching for clutch shutter will get you lots of info. There may be improvements with the newer clutches or you just haven't experienced it yet. I used to get it on my '02 WRX and have not gotten it on my STi.
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