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April 13, 2018, 07:22:23 AM
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Good morning all

Our 2012 2.5XS 141 000km, has clutch issues...  :(

It started with a soft grinding sound when disengaging the clutch. Then last night when my girl returned home, it screeched, like the brake screech, when disengaging the clutch and its revs drops like its trying to pull off with too low revs, even though it is not in gear. She said it also struggles to pull off in first. It also had a burnt oil/metal smell.

Ok, so the clutch is f#&t...

My question is where do I take it? In Gauteng. I have an extended warranty. But that only covers mechanical faults, not wear and tear. And we wont know which it is until someone opens it, I think...

Subaru Centurion (I stay in Pta)? Or any other better suggestions?
2012 XS 2.5 Africa 20 Edition
Pretotia Gauteng

April 13, 2018, 08:56:50 AM
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Subaru PTA is a good bet yes, unfortunately i'm not to clued up with who is close to you but Wayne will also be able to assist - just not sure in which area he is.

trust me when i say this, but extended warranty will not cover anything related to clutch - wear & tear as you say - even if it is open, they will just call it wear & tear, unfortunately. :(

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April 13, 2018, 10:06:24 AM
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Sounds like a release bearing to me, had that on my X, same symptoms. The clutch plates themselves might be fine, but most people do them as half the expense is getting the box out.
2007 XT AT
Midrand - Gauteng