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Old 12-04-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
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Dead clutch?

I was parking early and my clutch when pressed in started making a loud scraping noise like metal on metal and it became extremely difficult to put it in gear.

It's still catching it into gear but it is making the metal on metal scraping sound. I went out earlier and tried to put it into first gear it wouldn't go in but I got it into reverse to put it back in the parking spot I rolled out of.

Am I looking at a new clutch most likely?
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I was parking early and my clutch when pressed in started making a loud scraping noise like metal on metal and it became extremely difficult to put it in gear. It's still catching it into gear but it is making the metal on metal scraping sound. I went out earlier and tried to put it into first gear it wouldn't go in but I got it into reverse to put it back in the parking spot I rolled out of. Am I looking at a new clutch most likely?

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Old 12-04-2013, 08:51 PM   #3
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I figured it might be that because a dead clutch won't catch at all?

How difficult is it to change a TOB and is it probably a better idea to just change the whole clutch?
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:29 AM   #4
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Def the TOB I drove it home from work I'm gonna order one from AM and probably tackle this project with a friend of mine, any advice anyone can give from past experience?
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I figured it might be that because a dead clutch won't catch at all? How difficult is it to change a TOB and is it probably a better idea to just change the whole clutch?
Better to do the whole clutch kit
With a FORD tob
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:07 AM   #6
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Slow is right, to get at the tob you need to drop the tranny...might as well replace the clutch too. Make sure you resurface the flywheel or buy a new one.

This "can" be done in a drive way with hand tools, but your life will be much easier if you can get access to a lift and air tools

Make you get Ford racing tob and pilot bearings
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:00 PM   #7
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This whole clutch replacement is a pain in the ***. I decided I don't have the mechanical ability or a friend to help me with the clutch replacement so I started checking shops in the area for replacement. 4 so far have quoted me $450 for labor and $500 in parts.

I mean did I miss the memo? I can buy a clutch kit from the dealer for $200 or an exedy from AM for $250 or a oem from rock auto for $180.

One guy told me he only uses quality parts that he selects or he won't do the work. Another guy said the most expensive part is flywheel resurface(bs) the other guy said "that's just what it costs"

Starting to remember why mechanics are stew bags that shouldn't be trusted and have such a bad rep. Anyway rant over I have a budget for this replacement which I feel is reasonable of $800 max but in my mind I don't want to realistically pay more than $700 for labor and parts with a warranty on a clutch replacement is thy reasonable guys
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I paid 450 out the door with an exedy stage 2 and the labor.
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:30 PM   #9
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F that. I'd attempt it at home urself. I just put mine on over the weekend. But if you don't feel comfortable, keep searching for a mechanic that will install the clutch you buy. Then buy one from the places you listed and have it installed.
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I'll do it for free! Lol
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I paid $100 for labor plus exedy stage 2 so happy how it turned out
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Are there any local Mustang clubs in your area, there may be some members who have the mechanical know-how to help you out our maybe they can recommend a shop.

Reality is, with ask the right tools and an extra set of hands you can do the job in probably like 4-5 hours, maybe longer if you gotta take the flywheel to get resurfaced.

So to expect to pay only $400-500 labor is reasonable to me, that's $100/hr.

Parts could easily be done for $250 w/ an exedy clutch from AM and just resurfacing the flywheel.
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:58 PM   #13
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I'm a tech ..

Decent clutch will be 250-300.00
Ford TOB - 30.00
New clutch cable from ford 80.00
Flywheel resurface 40.00
I'd do a new fork so another 40.00

And if I were doing it for someone I'd charge them 300 I suppose
So
600
110
80
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800 roughly..
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Shop I work at we charge 150 to drop a trans and 150 to put it back usually. And a lot of clutch kits come with everything you need other than a clutch fork. You can get a exedy for 180ish then upgrade to a ford racing tob so that's right around 500
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OP needs to move back to Miami.
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OP needs to move back to Miami.
Yeah man. I miss my friends in Miami but not Miami. Way more chill living on New Orleans. I want to do the work myself but I don't have a friend to help me and I'm worried about dropping the transmission without another pair of hands to get it back up.

Life. I'm going to buy an exedy stage 1 and call it a day and take the hit on labor.
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