Q: Grinding noise when clutch is out

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I just bought a 2004 subaru outback. The manual transmission makes a grinding sound in first-third gear. The previous owner installed a new clutch 12k miles ago. The transmission fluid has not been changed for over 30k. could the noise be coming from the transmission fluid needing to be changed?

My car has 136000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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