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Old 05-20-2015, 02:33 PM   #1
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Clutch and harmonic balance

So I have a 2007 v6 mustang with a 5 speed manual with 88,000 miles. My clutch has been slipping for about 6 months and is slowly getting worse. Well about a month ago my harmonic balancer BROKE off while replacing the belt. After getting the balancer fixed my clutch didn't slip at all for about 1 hour of driving, then it quickly went back to how it was. I don't understand how the balancer affects it, any sugestions?
By the way my car mainly slips in higher gears, the higher the gear and the lower the RPM the more slip you get. I'm also trying to get the most life out of this clutch as I can before I spend 800 on a replacement.

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I would just replace it man. They can be done in two hours time with a few jack stands and a jack. Would not cost you nearly as much if you did it yourself. Just my .02

Your clutch is shot and needs replaced before you get stranded.

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Harmonic balancer does not deal with the transmission components.
You can replace the clutch at home with some good tools , Jack , stands , and help.

Best bet would to get a aftermarket clutch kit which run from 200-300.
Always best to get a ford oem throw out bearing , and having your original flywheel resurfaced as well.

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The vibrations/excitations that effect crankshafts and their attached components can do so in very complex ways.

Were you noticing any abnormal noises or vibrations throughout this? Did they change at all when the harmonic balancer was replaced? What is the condition of your new harmonic balancer now?

Vibrations are known to affect friction. How many miles are on the clutch?
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