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Q: clutch feeling softer

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hi good morning! so i was just wondering if it is normal for a clutch start to feel softer like easier to depress and grabbing sooner. it goes into gears good and does not slip. it actually feels smoother

My car has 25800 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: Hello! This can depend on a variety of fact...

Hello! This can depend on a variety of factors, but specifically, your driving style can cause this.

If you tend to drive harder than normal - meaning you tend to transfer a lot of power through the clutch by releasing it at high RPM's - this can cause a slight change in adjustment.

Depending on your specific model of Subaru, it may or may not have what is called a "self adjusting clutch", which will adjust the clutch "grab" as the clutch metals wear down. Depending on how severe this is, you may notice a slight change in the adjustment as you depress and release the clutch pedal.

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