Author Topic: Foz SH XT Release bearing failure under 100K Km?  (Read 287 times)

July 25, 2017, 03:44:51 PM
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Wynandd

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So, I'm in, for what looks like ZAR12K plus, after my release bearing spectacularly failed and chewed my drive shaft sleeve to bits...! The clutch assembly was installed at the 100K service, as per the job card I received from Subaru Pietermaritzburg, when I bought the car. Apparently clutch and pressure plate assembly was still fine, as I'm not an abuser of clutches...

Does anyone know of this happening? Can anyone perhaps relate to the same experience? I'm having serious doubts on the quality of the kit installed...
Ex - 2007 Subaru Forester XS
Ex - 2008 Subaru Forester XT
Current - 2010 Subaru Forester XT

July 25, 2017, 07:55:50 PM
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Holy crap.
Sorry, Wynand.  That's not funny.
Sorry I can't help with advice - aside from that if Subaru dealer had done the replacement job, then surely there should be some kind of a warranty on the new parts (and the job itself)?
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July 26, 2017, 10:01:52 AM
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Good grief

I'd also be interested to hear what Subaru PMB's reply is upon hearing about this epic failure ?
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July 27, 2017, 03:23:27 PM
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Google Subaru gearbox snout repair.
http://mdhmotors.com/subaru-mt-transmission-snout-repair/
The bearing ID must be bigger to fit over the sleeve.
$165 on ebay, but if you can get the correct bearing, any Engineering shop can make the sleeve
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July 28, 2017, 10:47:13 AM
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Sorry to hear of the misfortune Wynand.  I have a SH X manual.  The release bearing gave notice at abou 100k km.   with strange noises while the clutch was depressed. 

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July 28, 2017, 10:49:46 AM
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Wikus

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Sorry to hear of the misfortune Wynand.  I have a SH X manual.  The release bearing gave notice at abou 100k km.   with strange noises while the clutch was depressed. 

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I was could drive it to the dealer where they replaced the bearing and clutch.  So now I am on 103k km and nervous.

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September 22, 2017, 07:27:23 AM
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HMMM my release bearing failed on my SG9 just over 100000k's in use
Started making slight noise when depressed.
So I immediately started getting pricing for full clutch
3 days later driving to work it let go
So drove it to Wayne's and they replaced the clutch
Showed me pics later where shaft was damaged luckily not to catastrophic level.
2007 2.5XT Manual (and boy did I have to search for manual one)