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Old 07-21-2011, 07:45 AM   #1
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Clutch work

Hello everyone I have a 2004 gt and it's time for a new clutch. This clutch has 180,000+ miles on it. I was wondering if it is worth saving my money and tackling this job my self or is it worth the price of labor to have the dealer or a garage do it? Thanks
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Re: Clutch work

if you feel comfortable in the job and have the knowledge sure (and help from a friend for removal of the trans and re-install helps or a lift with a trans jack)

the GT trans doesnt bolt up to the bell housing from the outside like a T5 but from the inside so you have to remove the entire thing in one go.

I would get some quotes from GOOD SHOPS and Ford and see if its worth it to you.

Dont JUST replace the clutch/pressure plate and flywheel. While in there replace it all including pilot bearing and throwout bearing (ONLY FORD BRAND or the heavy duty ford throwout bearing) and inspect all the parts etc
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Ok thanks and I have never done a clutch before I have done exhaust brakes and engine tear downs, and I know it's an involved process to do the clutch. I think I will need to take it some where because it's my daily driver and I sold my other car so I can have it in pieces in my drive way for days lol.
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Re: Clutch work

yea the downtime is more when you do it yourself
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if you feel comfortable in the job and have the knowledge sure (and help from a friend for removal of the trans and re-install helps or a lift with a trans jack)

the GT trans doesnt bolt up to the bell housing from the outside like a T5 but from the inside so you have to remove the entire thing in one go.

I would get some quotes from GOOD SHOPS and Ford and see if its worth it to you.

Dont JUST replace the clutch/pressure plate and flywheel. While in there replace it all including pilot bearing and throwout bearing (ONLY FORD BRAND or the heavy duty ford throwout bearing) and inspect all the parts etc
+1 I didn't do the job myself on my 96 Gt cuz it's a pain in the *ss. It's around 400$ in labor fees. With you supplying parts of course. Your gunna have to get the tob from ford and the pilot that takes about 3 days to come in. I think it was like 48$ or something like that.
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Re: Clutch work

No better way to learn than trial by fire...

Take the shifter off, unhook the clutch cable from the fork, take out the driveshaft, and cuss those top bolts until you get them worked loose.

I'd recommend finding some friends around your area that know what they're doing and assist them while you watch to learn how to do it in the future.
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Re: Clutch work

dont expect it to go smoothly and dont expect it to be ready for work Monday~ you never know what will happen... it could end up costing you more than having someone else do it in the end or it could be cheaper... just a risk you take when doing it on your own.
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No better way to learn than trial by fire...

Take the shifter off, unhook the clutch cable from the fork, take out the driveshaft, and cuss those top bolts until you get them worked loose.

I'd recommend finding some friends around your area that know what they're doing and assist them while you watch to learn how to do it in the future.
Hate those dam top bolts. They were a b!tch taking off of my auto. Im so glad i put this 5 spd in cuz the bolts were easier still a pain tho.
But i agree find some friends that kno what they are doing and make sure you pay attention for the next clutch job you will have.
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