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Well... you have a point there... as I have never just replaced the clutch disc alone...

July 14 2008 at 8:25 PM

 


Response to Why not Tony?

My contention is that 90% of the labor is gaining access to the three parts... and while yur there, its usually a bit over 100 bucks, so you might as well.

Most Pros want 550 to 650 in labor to R&R the trans now... which reinforces my point.

But as to my experiences... I have never destroyed a clutch disc like that, but usually have overheated the pressure plate causing slippage, or worn out a clutch disc, or sometimes just a ruined T/O bearing.  I've always re-surfaced the flywheel, and replaced the pilot bearings along with the three aforementioned parts.

Looking at his disc, it not only has a broken spring from excessive chatter, I would imagine, but also has lots of rust and corrosion.  I wouldn't trust anything else in its vicinity to last much longer either, just because of the environmental evidence.

Sooooo... I do see your point, but I hate to see him have to do this all over again in a few weeks or months or so...



My best,



Tony
Black Tooth and me... since 1983!


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