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Old 01-07-2011, 08:22 PM   #11
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Wow what a mess. I am so glad I do my own work on stuff like this so I don't have to deal with a stealership!

Sounds like a sticking clutch master cylinder or slave cylinder to me at this point. I would replace both of them if I were you.
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:25 PM   #12
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Yeah it's pretty much a disaster at this point.

Since I've been home tonight I've been reading up on state laws for auto repair facilities and I think I'll have a good case if it comes to that.

I am hoping that ultimately the 2nd dealership does find a failing cylinder which they can then attribute the early baked clutch to and get my money back without having to go to small claims.
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Old 01-08-2011, 04:15 PM   #13
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Yeah it's pretty much a disaster at this point.

Since I've been home tonight I've been reading up on state laws for auto repair facilities and I think I'll have a good case if it comes to that.

I am hoping that ultimately the 2nd dealership does find a failing cylinder which they can then attribute the early baked clutch to and get my money back without having to go to small claims.
no way its a 1200 dollar job period ! you can purchase a new (stock) clutch and slave cylinder for around 340 , so they are saying over 860 in labor !!!! B.S.!!!! it shouldn't take them over 5 hours to install it . at that rate , its over 175 an hour for labor !!!! ridicules
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:51 PM   #14
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Until I purchased a 2008 v6 5 spd. the clutch went out after 6,000 miles of driving it. THEN replaced the clutch(down to the rivets) at a cost of 1,000. its been another 6,000 miles and the clutch is DONE.....AGAIN! its getting fixed again and i am replacing the car.. never again...
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Wouldn't it make sense to find out WHY the car is burning through clutches so fast. If there was a common issue among manual 4.0l's getting on 6k out of a clutch there would be hundreds of threads on it.

I've got nearly 60k on my stock, a couple of years with bolt-ons and tune and about half a year boosted. I haven't felt any slip as of yet.

The only thing I can think of that would kill a clutch that fast is, riding it or if it was not it was not fully engaging with the pedal out.
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Wouldn't it make sense to find out WHY the car is burning through clutches so fast. If there was a common issue among manual 4.0l's getting on 6k out of a clutch there would be hundreds of threads on it.

I've got nearly 60k on my stock, a couple of years with bolt-ons and tune and about half a year boosted. I haven't felt any slip as of yet.

The only thing I can think of that would kill a clutch that fast is, riding it or if it was not it was not fully engaging with the pedal out.
I replaced my factory clutch after 190k miles on it.
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At 65K miles the slave cylinder/throw out bearing went out in the clutch. I could barely shift into any gear and had to jam it into every gear to get it to the shop. Due to the cost high difference, I decided to go with a stock clutch and had it done at a local shop. It set me back about $1,200 as well. The guy was a huge Mustang enthusiast and rebuilt his 2001 Mach1 from the ground up. He did a good job and I haven't experienced any issues since (knock on wood). I am currently at 80K miles.

I also owned a Ford Explorer Sport and the clutch went out around 71K miles.

My Wife's old VW Passat had 120K miles before her clutch fried.
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We have had all manual transmission cars since 1980, about 13 vehicles. 120,000 miles was the best clutch life we had had, until our 1999 Honda CR-V and 1999 Acura CL. 1999 must have been a good year. We still have the original clutch in both at 192,000 and 242,000 miles respectively.

My 2007 Pony Package still has less than 800 miles, so the clutch is fine on it.
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