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Old 09-16-2015, 01:05 AM   #1
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Labor Cost for Clutch Replacement

***I am having my clutch replaced with all parts provided.
-Can someone tell me the total cost just for the Labor?
~Parts supplied will be clutch kit, flywheel, FRPP throw out and pilot bearings, throw out bearing sleeve, clutch fork, clutch fork adjustable stud bolt, MM clutch cable kit, and cable heat shield.

-What was your labor only cost?
My first quote was $650.00
Ford will provide labor cost tomorrow
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its a lengthy process, so i would imagine the 450 to 650 range. also, everyone is gonna tell you to ditch the frpp throwout for an actual ford oem bearing. apparently the frpp's die out fast like any of the other aftermarkets.
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Labor Cost for Clutch Replacement

I just got finished installing a clutch on mine and I can tell you that it's nothing you can't do yourself. My car is a 98 with the T-45 and my throw out bearing was toast, clutch fork had a broken throw out bearing retainer and my stock clutch friction surface was just about completely gone. The t-45 already has a steel bearing sleeve on it but if you have a T-5 then you definitely need to upgrade to the steel version. I'd highly recommend doing it yourself and saving the money for other things because outside of removing the rusted exhaust hardware and the starter it's really not hard at all. I decided to get a ford racing flywheel and the spec stage 2 clutch and I love it. I don't recommend getting an aftermarket clutch cable or anything like that, but a billet clutch quadrant is a good idea because the plastic one could break. I suggest doing a fluid swap also while you're in there because it's good cheap insurance.


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If my dad and I can do it in 3.5 hours on a lift from start to finish with hand tools and stopping to have hamburgers, no reason a good shop can't do it that fast. I wouldn't pay more than 4 hours of labor no matter what they try to quote.
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***I am having my clutch replaced with all parts provided.
-Can someone tell me the total cost just for the Labor?
~Parts supplied will be clutch kit, flywheel, FRPP throw out and pilot bearings, throw out bearing sleeve, clutch fork, clutch fork adjustable stud bolt, MM clutch cable kit, and cable heat shield.

-What was your labor only cost?
My first quote was $650.00
Ford will provide labor cost tomorrow
Thank You,
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flat rate should be 4.5 hrs X their labor rate,run from the place that quoted $650. my 19 year old grandson with no experience did it in 4 hr by himself. made him so he would take better care of this one
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made him so he would take better care of this one
The world needs more of this.

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Clutch job on these is SO easy. I replaced a clutch on my 99 GT in under 4 hours in my back yard on small jack stands.. Laying on my back in the grass lol. I was 19 and my dad wouldn't let me do it in the garage.


hell, he only let me 'borrow' one bay in his garage for precisely 4 days to do an engine swap when I was in college the winter before that. Got it done! Basic hand tools and jack stands is all you need


Only thing I would take my car to the shop for is brakes. I hate working on brakes and its usually not much money to have them do it.
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I have a really hard time believing that you are ok doing a trans change on your back in the grass but don't want to take the 2 hours total to do brakes on all 4 corners... like... Eh, whatevs. Brakes are so damn easy to do on most cars, the only time it sucks is when the tires haven't been rotated in forever and the rotor or drum is stuck. And then a BFH and a block of wood usually does the trick.
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I have a really hard time believing that you are ok doing a trans change on your back in the grass but don't want to take the 2 hours total to do brakes on all 4 corners... like... Eh, whatevs. Brakes are so damn easy to do on most cars, the only time it sucks is when the tires haven't been rotated in forever and the rotor or drum is stuck. And then a BFH and a block of wood usually does the trick.
I know how to do brakes...

I think you must have miss-understood me when I said that I "hate" doing brakes.. Boring and rusty and it just takes all day lifting the car up with my frakin scissor jacks just do mess with something and then realize I need to go get another stupid bleeder nipple because the one on the caliper was 100% decayed ****.


It takes more of my time than its worth. Shops can do brakes faster than me-- they have a hoist and its cheap enough for me to not mess with it on my own time.
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yea. easier to afford a brake job than a clutch job.
but id still be doin my own brakes, rusty or not. course, when i got my car, i had to change the calipers anyway, so i had the luxury of a few new parts. I almost changed the bracket, but i couldn't get the bolts off. didn't have as many tools then as I do now. Kinda wish i switched em though. 160k old rusty brackets are quite unsightly.
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Gotcha. I have a power bleeder and a bunch of tools and a quick lift jack and I also don't trust shops to touch anything I own.
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Gotcha. I have a power bleeder and a bunch of tools and a quick lift jack and I also don't trust shops to touch anything I own.
True that. I don't let them touch any of the important stuff.
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Would you fellas do a cam replacement on this engine?
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Would you fellas do a cam replacement on this engine?
I dunno about a cam but I bet a CAI would add at least 800 horsepowars.
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Safe to say that thing is a torque monster?
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Safe to say that thing is a torque monster?
Nah, no VTEC.
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I want to see the machinery used to build something that massive
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Massive machines lol, but what builds THEM? Where does it stop!?


I watched a show on motors like this, apparently the cylinders have access hatches and they can be shut down individually for maintenance while the motor is running.
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I want to see the machinery used to build something that massive

cherry picker,10,13,15, mm wrench 5 lb hammer. what more do you need?
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cherry picker,10,13,15, mm wrench 5 lb hammer. what more do you need?
I would assume stuff a lot bigger than that lol
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Massive machines lol, but what builds THEM? Where does it stop!?


I watched a show on motors like this, apparently the cylinders have access hatches and they can be shut down individually for maintenance while the motor is running.
I can't imagine being inside one of those cylinders knowing that the rest of the engine is still running.

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Thanks for info.
Second price from Ford was $720.00
Waiting on third price from a Mustang/Speed Shop locally.
I live in a condo and they feed me **** for working on the car all the time.
~I will let shop install clutch
~My bro-in-law is a mechanic and he will be helping me with the new exhaust system and installing the Brembo package, the stainless steel brake lines, & the complete caliper rebuild kits.
I still have lowering springs, shocks/struts, X2 balljoints, bumpsteer kit, & caster camber plates to install also.
With a huge *** family as we have, someone is ALWAYS parked in his garage working on a vehicle.
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I would assume stuff a lot bigger than that lol

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250-300 down here


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5-6 hours labor around here.
I don't care how easy or difficult it may be to install, i am mostly concerned with quality craftsmanship. Shops that work on Mustangs daily give me an extra piece of mind. That makes sense, right? They are quick with their work because they have done it many times over. While parts are disassembled, sometimes other issues are discovered, and I've had some free extra parts & work thrown in while working on the car.
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OEM because you want it to last, since changing it again means using like 3 feet in extensions just to get one bolt.

The the 98 and under had that same problem, right? Or is that just a 99 04 thing?

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5-6 hours is what they may charge. It will take them half that time tho.

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5-6 hours is what they may charge. It will take them half that time tho.

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Yeah, waiting on last price quote from a "speed shop" down the road a bit. They are quoting me full suspension installation/bumpsteer alignment pricing too.
~Spent today dying the steering wheel black.
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*~I have a new instrument panel, new "ruby red/reflective" SVT decal for above RPM gauge, odometer gears, and warm white LED's for instrument gauges and AC/Heat panel. That will freshin things up a bit, brighter/crisper looking gauges will be nice.
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quote from trans shop

web said 3.1 hours to replace clutch assy
trans shop quoted 5+ hours plus $165 kit w/o discount

I countered 3hrs @ shop rate plus price of kit...they refused.

Is there something else I don't know about that takes 5hrs???

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my Ford dealer doubles the flat rate times. Gary
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