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Cost to replace clutch $2,200 fair?

Old 7/28/16, 08:35 PM
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Cost to replace clutch $2,200 fair?

Aamco quoted me $2.200 to replace my 2006 4.0L V6 mustang clutch, including:
Clutch Slave cylinder $284
Pressure plate $206
Pilot bearing $30
Disc assembly $246
Bearing, sync & seal $497
Flywheel resurfacing $75
Labor $600

Does this look right?
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Old 7/29/16, 07:45 AM
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That's supposed to be a comlplete kit with disc, pressure plate, pilot bearing, slave cylinder, and tool.

Now, I'm not saying you're gettin' a little bent over, because that's not Ford parts... but even then, going to Tasca Ford reveals OEM Motorcraft parts (disc, pressure plate, pilot bearing, slave cylinder) is $671.54 before taxes and shipping.

So AAMCO put those at $766, which might seem fair if they're OEM... if they're not, then I might be asking which parts they got. I mean, you can get this kit from Parts Geek, Rock Auto or other outlets online for $300-400 in some cases, so that's something to consider, parts wise. But these aren't OEM, so there is still that. If AAMCO is saying genuine Ford stuff, then the price is right, given they're marking it up a little.

But what's the bearing, sync and seal thing? Is that for the main block crank bearings or something? are they tearing apart the transmission? This one sounds odd to me. I'd want a detail on what this one means.

Labor is what it is. At 100 an hour, that's 6 hours. It's 'just' a few bolts and the thing is out, and ditto back in, but I'd probably pay it, because while I *could* do it... I don't wanna.

Resurface of the flywheel sounds reasonable.

I'm not saying you're getting a bad deal, but this is a business, and they get markup for the parts... If you do it yourself, or get the parts yourself, then the work/material warranty is the key here.

Dunno if I helped, but there ya go.

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sounds steep to me- maybe even more than dealer steep.

i got a newtakeoff disc for 50 bucks and put in mine 2 yrs ago, lightly regreased the throwout and pilot, took a afternoon... i didnt let mine get to where it was slipping though, was just getting a slight shudder on takeoff... was around 65k miles, lathe turning marks were still on the pressureplate and flywheel faces...chatter was just the disc had worn past the grooves- it had been abused hardest part of the job was getting the catalytic converter nuts off without breaking- screeched/oiled back and forth for >a hour for those 4 nuts...and a block dowel had rusted into the tranny case/pulled out of block, but also rusted to separator plate- that took some colorful words to get apart, but really wasnt bad at all...i would expect a tranny shop could do in say 3 hours- plus flywheel grind time if needed, and really wont know till its apart- if driven when slipping, 99% its shot- NTO also had flywheels for 50 bucks, dunno if they still do or not, these are getting a little old

I'd definitely shop around- to me 1000 would seem more inline with a non-dealer shop... agree with houtex, the bearing/synch/seal needs explained- sounds like BS charge to me?
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It's probably the throw out bearing getting replaced. Those can run up to 429.00 (American muscle). I would say it is a bit high but these shops always charge you more than what you would pay for the parts somewhere else so in that respect, it may be about right. I find it best to find out what parts they need and buy them yourself. Then take them in and it's just labor you need to pay for.
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