I have a 2000 Outback with a clutch pedal that is soft for about 1" at the top of the stroke and then becomes firm and “regular feeling” for the remainder. I’ve replaced the CMC and CSC with LuK parts and bled the system with fresh DOT3. Any thoughts on how to fix the soft spot at the top of the pedal stroke?
A few notes:
The hydraulic line is original.
No evidence of fluid leak.
I did not bench bleed the CMC, but bled on the car (LuK has a bleeder on the CMC).
Clutch fork squeaks a little when depressed.
The car shifts without any difficulty or grinding.