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Old 05-11-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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2013 Clutch Sticking Issue

Well tonight I experienced first hand the sticking clutch. In 1st gear rev'ed up past 6k and shift to 2nd the clutch pedal just stayed to the floor for a moment and then returned to normal for the shift to 3rd. What is up with this? I did a search and it looks to have been a problem in the 11-12 year model but nothing for the 13's I have found so far. Please help cause this is quite annoying!!
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I've experience this too, not that frequently, and I've heard a couple of different theories. One of which says that it's supposed to happen with really quick and high rpm shifts to save on clutch travel when it comes to the following shift. I partially believe this because when it does stay depressed at about 80% the clutch is still engaged and it is not slipping. Another theory is that the factory clutch line and flywheel bolts are subpar. With the line not being able to handle the hydraulic pressure and the flywheel bolts not being fully torqued and slightly loose resulting in a flywheel that can flex at high rpm shifts. I agree it is kind of annoying and your mind messes with you when the pedal doesn't fully return but like I said before, when it has happened to me, the car does not act like its still depressed. Someone correct me if I heard wrong or know any other issues.
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Heheh, when I used to hit the stock rev limiter, the clutch would do the same but still go out a little, now at 7600 rpm it gets stuck so that I have to pop it out with my foot then hit the gas. Makes a good excuse for loosing in a race XD
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:26 PM   #4
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I pulled the assistor spring off solved the problem. Do a google search!
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It only happened to my 2012 1 time, getting on it really hard on the hiway when shifting in to 3rd, my tires were spinning , hit the redline, shifted into 4th real quick, and the clutch only came back only about a third the way!! It never happened again!!!
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I pulled the assistor spring off solved the problem. Do a google search!
I've been meaning to try this on my 2011.
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On the 11's it was an issue with the assist spring for the clutch keeping the clutch disengaged. For the 13's it's an issue with vacuum and the clutch lines getting mushy. For the 13+ generally and upgraded clutch line will fix the issue
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:55 PM   #8
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On the 11's it was an issue with the assist spring for the clutch keeping the clutch disengaged. For the 13's it's an issue with vacuum and the clutch lines getting mushy. For the 13+ generally and upgraded clutch line will fix the issue
Pulling that spring out solved it on mine. It also made the clutch stiffer!
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May I ask how did you guys get that top nut out? I can't get it to move lol was trying to get that thing off this morning and don't want to get it off by the bottom and break the tabs
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May I ask how did you guys get that top nut out? I can't get it to move lol was trying to get that thing off this morning and don't want to get it off by the bottom and break the tabs
Supposedly it turns and then comes free. Most people just pry/force it out. Read a post where a guy said it actually is meant to turn and then come out. I have that planned to happen on my off days this week.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:46 PM   #11
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Yeah I printed out the step by step someone else posted on another forum. He did mention to turn the nut 90 degrees and it just shoots out. My question is, what do you turn it with? LOL it's quite tight down there and I don't think I have huge hands
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:25 PM   #12
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Just use some needle nose voice grips push the pedal to the floor with the spring compressed latch on and pull it out. 3 minutes!
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:08 PM   #13
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I finally got it off but I just pried at the bottom and it popped right out. Clutch feels like how it's suppose to be, would recommend!
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