Clutch or tranny? - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 4 Cylinder | V6 | Classic Mustangs || Tech and Talk > 2005-2010 V6 Mustang



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 03-02-2013, 10:49 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
gc19662007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 216
Clutch or tranny?

I've noticed a problem with my 07 V6 with 5 speed, not sure if its tranny or clutch, never had a clutch going out before. 1st through 3rd gear seems fine during normal driving but in 4th when I punch it the RPMs go up but it feels like there's no power for a couple of seconds and then it's starts kicking in but not as much as it used to. 5th gear running 60mph and punch it does the same thing. My driving habits are shifting around 2500 rpms and mostly freeway with occasional downshift to go around trucks.
I have 108k on the car now with all original drivetrain parts. only upgrades are a cold air intake (no tune & no codes ever thrown) and dual exhaust.
Any idea as to which one is most likely?
gc19662007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-03-2013, 03:51 AM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
MikesChargedGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Region: California
Posts: 167
Synchros?
__________________

"Too much horsepower is not enough"
MikesChargedGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 10:30 AM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Sioux Falls
Region: South Dakota
Posts: 72
So the engine revs up, but you don't get power immediately with the engine revving? If so that sounds like the clutch is slipping, and it would be time to replace it.
Combatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-03-2013, 11:25 AM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Sioux Falls
Region: South Dakota
Posts: 72
Sorry about double posting, but I remember hearing somewhere that a good way to test your clutch is to start driving up a rather steep hill in the gear you normally would, then about half way up put it in a higher gear (than you would normally) and give it some gas. If the engine bogs then the clutch is probably alright. If it starts revving up but doesn't speed up much then you probably need a new clutch.
Combatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 06:20 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
gc19662007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 216
Thanks for the input, is clutch replacement easy or about what would it cost to have it done? I actually have more money than time, feels weird saying that.
gc19662007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 07:45 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Sioux Falls
Region: South Dakota
Posts: 72
I haven't really done it myself, so I couldn't speak on the level of mechanical expertise required, but from what I understand its rather difficult. You have to pull the whole transmission if that's any indication to its difficulty.

Also from what I hear you want to make sure you replace all the bearings while you ( or your mechanic) are in there just to prevent having to pull out the transmission sooner than you would normally have to.

Also don't quote me on this; I don't really know from experience. This is just what I've read on the net.
Combatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 07:57 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
gc19662007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 216
Thank you. I'm gonna call my guy in the morning and see what he charges. I've pulled tranny's before, but like I said, no time to jack with it now. I will prolly just rent a car but will make sure he gets the while thing tip top while its out. I'd guess a full rebuild prolly wouldn't hurt while its out from under the car. I just hate being without my car for any amount of time.
gc19662007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 08:09 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Sioux Falls
Region: South Dakota
Posts: 72
Well what ever you decide to do I wouldn't mind hearing the price; if that's not to personal. My transmission is a tad notchy and I'm curious what it might cost me to get it rebuilt
Combatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 07:32 AM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
MikesChargedGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Region: California
Posts: 167
If its a clutch don't bother with a tranny rebuild, its unesesary (I know that's spelled wrong)
__________________

"Too much horsepower is not enough"
MikesChargedGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2013, 07:43 PM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
gc19662007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 216
Ouch, 600-800 bucks to replace the clutch. But its better than my butt underneath the thing pulling the tranny myself. The 6-8 doesn't include the tow charge or rental, I'm driving it until it won't go anymore.

---------- Post added at 08:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:42 PM ----------

Still gotta break that to the wife and she's in a good mood tonight. Might just have to pick a fight tomorrow...
gc19662007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2013, 07:49 PM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
gc19662007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 216
Quote:
Originally Posted by Combatman View Post
Sorry about double posting, but I remember hearing somewhere that a good way to test your clutch is to start driving up a rather steep hill in the gear you normally would, then about half way up put it in a higher gear (than you would normally) and give it some gas. If the engine bogs then the clutch is probably alright. If it starts revving up but doesn't speed up much then you probably need a new clutch.
Yea I did the hill this morning, it revved up and dropped out again as its been doing on the freeway. Noticing it more in 2nd - 5th now. Even in cruise control, the hill kicks it out.
gc19662007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 02:02 PM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
gc19662007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 216
I took my car to 2 tranny shops and a garage I've used before. Unless they are in with each other in some way, they all told me that there were a couple of different clutches on the 07 and I've got the expensive one. Along with the flywheel, the new price is 1099.20.
gc19662007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 02:28 PM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Sioux Falls
Region: South Dakota
Posts: 72
Are you replacing the flywheel or resurfacing it?
Combatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 02:52 PM   #14
Registered Member
Regular
 
gc19662007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 216
Was told it started to get heat/stress cracks so it has to be replaced.
gc19662007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 03:17 PM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Sioux Falls
Region: South Dakota
Posts: 72
That would explain the price, the flywheel is about as expensive as the clutch from what I've seen, then tack on labor and that will probably get you in that price range.
Combatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 09:23 PM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
gc19662007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 216
The shop I took it to quoted 800 at first. Said he felt bad about the adjustment and kept it as far down as he could. I couldn't find the flywheel on auto zone or anything. If it runs about the same as the clutch then that's just under a grand for parts and he's doing it for a minimum. Figure 900ish in parts and couple hundred in labor. Still worth it to me, I got no lift now but my next garage will.
gc19662007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 09:36 PM   #17
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Sioux Falls
Region: South Dakota
Posts: 72
Yeah I mean don't quote me on the price, but when I was researching for my '05 flywheels were just under or the same as the price of the clutch
Combatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 09:42 PM   #18
Registered Member
Regular
 
gc19662007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Region: Texas
Posts: 216
Oh no I got you man. I couldn't find the flywheel for mine. Just saying that if those were close to the same as a clutch kit, then 1100 ain't too bad a price to have done considering parts are close to 1000. I'd have to guess at shop rates at least about 50 bucks an hour so 4 to 5 hours quoted by the three I priced it at, still came out ahead and would normally have to pay about 1200-1300.
gc19662007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 10:10 PM   #19
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Sioux Falls
Region: South Dakota
Posts: 72
Yeah I mean don't quote me on the price, but when I was researching for my '05 flywheels were just under or the same as the price of the clutch
Combatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 4 Cylinder | V6 | Classic Mustangs || Tech and Talk > 2005-2010 V6 Mustang

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


» Like Us On Facebook



07:09 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.