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Old 06-27-2014, 12:51 PM   #1
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Void of Warranty?

I am having an issue with my clutch, I beleive it may be going out.

Ford says I have the 100K warranty and they want me to take my car in for a diagnostic.

If I have a Cold Air Intake (Steeda) and I BAMA tune, will my warranty be voided? Should I return everything back to stock?
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Don't you have another thread asking the same question? Returning it to stock won't matter if the plug into your car and it reads the previous attempts at flashing your ECM.

That being said its since you only have a CAI and tune then return it to stock. Takes like 30 mjnutes
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Yea returning it to stock won't matter at all as they'll know if they want to look deep enough.

I don't think the clutch is under warranty anyways since it's considered a wear item like your brakes.
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Yea like everyone said it won't matter if you return it back to stock or not. When they plug it in they can see the footprint left by the tune.


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I had the Bama tune on my 2010gt airaid headers full exhaust and my pressure
Plate was messed up and they never said a word about it.


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How many miles on the car? If the clutch is going out soon it may be being your either not driving it correctly or abusing it. Clutch disk is no different then break pads, oil, or tires. These are considered wear items and are generally not covered by a warranty.
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I had the Bama tune on my 2010gt airaid headers full exhaust and my pressure
Plate was messed up and they never said a word about it.


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Did they replace it under warranty or did you pay for it?
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They replaced it. I paid nothing and they said nothing lol
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It really all depends on the dealer. I know a guy in my town who has a full bolt on 5.0 headers, cai, tune, throttle body etc and he takes his in for warranty and they never ever say anything to him.
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A convesation with your dealer is the next place to go. As mentioned differant dealers have differant attitudes.

Also, their attitude will depend on yours.
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How many miles on the car? If the clutch is going out soon it may be being your either not driving it correctly or abusing it. Clutch disk is no different then break pads, oil, or tires. These are considered wear items and are generally not covered by a warranty.

I currently have about 75,000 miles on the car. I purchased it back in June or July in 2010.
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Spoke with Ford. They said usually around 70K miles, it's time for a newclutch. I'm now at 75K.

Do you all recommend that I go aftermarket or should I just stick with OEM? Also,how much should labor cost? Ford is going to charge me $1,600. I'm sure I canfind a local mechanic that will do it for way cheaper.
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Spoke with Ford. They said usually around 70K miles, it's time for a newclutch. I'm now at 75K.

Do you all recommend that I go aftermarket or should I just stick with OEM? Also,how much should labor cost? Ford is going to charge me $1,600. I'm sure I canfind a local mechanic that will do it for way cheaper.
Aftermarket clutch is $450-550. Labor is probably... $300
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Aftermarket clutch is $450-550. Labor is probably... $300

Thanks. Do you think I should go with an aftermarket?


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Thanks. Do you think I should go with an aftermarket?


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If you have something against having a better clutch and saving money then no you should go with the OEM clutch lol
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It all depends if you race the car or not. Assuming you went 75k on a stock clutch I would either go with an OEM clutch or a stage 1 clutch. I've had a spec stage 3 clutch in a car before and I personally wouldn't recommends it for daily driving unless you need it.


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Stage 1 is barely aftermarket. Will cost OP like half the $1400 the dealership is tryin to charge him.
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Man, I have never replaced a clutch that soon. I have 129,000 on my 93 6 speed z28 and 145,000 on my cobalt ss and still have factory clutch. The cobalt is all the way to the top though. The Camaro is still good and its done a lots of hard acceleration, barking tires but I never do burnouts though.
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+1 on hoping my clutch will last for mare than 75K..of course at my current rate of a bit less than 6K a year that is 2026
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Man, I have never replaced a clutch that soon. I have 129,000 on my 93 6 speed z28 and 145,000 on my cobalt ss and still have factory clutch. The cobalt is all the way to the top though. The Camaro is still good and its done a lots of hard acceleration, barking tires but I never do burnouts though.
My 94 Z28 needed a clutch at 73,000 once I started using drag radials at the track.

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If the modifications don't directly effect the problem your having than they have to replace it if it's under warranty. That's what I was told by my ford dealership. They said it's a law requires by all dealers... Or atleast that's in mass.


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If the modifications don't directly effect the problem your having than they have to replace it if it's under warranty. That's what I was told by my ford dealership. They said it's a law requires by all dealers... Or atleast that's in mass.


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You're exactly correct. My dealership told me the same thing here in San Antonio


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You're exactly correct. My dealership told me the same thing here in San Antonio


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That's what they say when they try to sell you the car, or try to "be friendly" with you when you come in for service.

Try and get that tone when you come in with some fried pistons and bent rods from some shiity tunes or even just excessively racing your engine.

I read somewhere in the manual I think that says if you race your car in any event it will void your warranty even.

But other than that yes you're right about the law but then again that law was made like 40-50 years ago I believe. Things have changed a bit in terms of technology and being able to diagnose culpability of failed parts.
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That's what they say when they try to sell you the car, or try to "be friendly" with you when you come in for service.

Try and get that tone when you come in with some fried pistons and bent rods from some shiity tunes or even just excessively racing your engine.

I read somewhere in the manual I think that says if you race your car in any event it will void your warranty even.

But other than that yes you're right about the law but then again that law was made like 40-50 years ago I believe. Things have changed a bit in terms of technology and being able to diagnose culpability of failed parts.

Umm... More then likely if you have crappy tunes and push the car hard that is the reason it went boom. When you start messing around with the way the car operates to that much of a degree I can see fords point to were it's reasonable to void a warranty.


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Umm... More then likely if you have crappy tunes and push the car hard that is the reason it went boom. When you start messing around with the way the car operates to that much of a degree I can see fords point to were it's reasonable to void a warranty.


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Yes thus why I said "shiity tune" lol
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