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    Hi everyone. I have a 2003 WRX with 125k miles on it. I am having my first real problem. I hope someone has some ideas because I love this car.

    I drive up a steep winding mountain road coming home, of course I like to get on it a bit coming up this mountain twice now it has acted like it has gone into neutral and I have to back off to almost a complete stop then shift down to 2nd and it will go again. I am not red lining it or getting on it too hard though. This is kinda embarrassing besides being concerning does anyone have any ideas what might be the problem.

    I have had the fuel filter changed and the belts changed as routine maintenance. I love my car but as a woman alone driving 50 plus miles per day I don't want to be stranded on the side of the mountain.

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    Is this a 5 speed or auto? If it's 5 speed, sounds like a new clutch is in order.
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    It is a 5 speed but it changes smooth would this be the only sign? I am driving and not changing gears when it happens it is like it pops out of gear or something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adria37 View Post
    Hi everyone. I have a 2003 WRX with 125k miles on it. I am having my first real problem. I hope someone has some ideas because I love this car.

    I drive up a steep winding mountain road coming home, of course I like to get on it a bit coming up this mountain twice now it has acted like it has gone into neutral and I have to back off to almost a complete stop then shift down to 2nd and it will go again. I am not red lining it or getting on it too hard though. This is kinda embarrassing besides being concerning does anyone have any ideas what might be the problem.

    I have had the fuel filter changed and the belts changed as routine maintenance. I love my car but as a woman alone driving 50 plus miles per day I don't want to be stranded on the side of the mountain.
    does your gear pop out, or does it just start to go into neutral with the gear still in place?

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    It is like it goes into neutral with the gear still in place. It is not difficult at all to shift gears. I have noticed they are adding 10% Ethanol to the gas around here would that make a difference? I do use super gas and always have as recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adria37 View Post
    It is like it goes into neutral with the gear still in place. It is not difficult at all to shift gears. I have noticed they are adding 10% Ethanol to the gas around here would that make a difference? I do use super gas and always have as recommended.
    yeah, then it is your clutch slipping. your clutch is old, especially if you havent replaced it yet. a new clutch should slove your problem.

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    Thank you, I guess a trip to the mechanic is in order then.

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    Your clutch is slipping, congrats on getting 125k out of it

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