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Old 04-29-2013, 11:38 AM   #1
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Possible clutch replacement

I've noticed recently that sometimes it seems like my clutch is slipping. If I shift around 6,000 rpm, quickly, in 1st and second, I get a normal amount of wheel spin and the clutch grabs hard. However, over the weekend, I noticed when shifting from 3rd to 4th at around 6,000 rpms, the RPMs would float for a second, then finally go down and the car would start pulling again. It feels like it's slipping. Due to the speeds required to test this again, I'm hesitant to try it.

The car seems to do fine going up steep inclines when at low rpms in tall gears. Perhaps I just need to bleed the clutch slave cylinder?


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It could be on its way out. How many miles do you have on it?
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75,000.

I'm curious what Ford will charge to replace it.
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Calling around, the parts/labor is around $1,200. Lol. What the hell.
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Dealerships are expensive. Did you try calling an independant shop? Its about a 4-8 hour job, and an OEM style clutch (LUK, etc) is going to be about $150 plus shop markup.

How is the pedal feel? If it still feels normal, I would be hesident to say its the slave cylinder. You could try bleeding it, which is obviously far cheaper than a clutch, but I don't have high expectations it will fix it.
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Dealerships are expensive. Did you try calling an independant shop? Its about a 4-8 hour job, and an OEM style clutch (LUK, etc) is going to be about $150 plus shop markup.

How is the pedal feel? If it still feels normal, I would be hesident to say its the slave cylinder. You could try bleeding it, which is obviously far cheaper than a clutch, but I don't have high expectations it will fix it.
Pedal feels fine. Slightly mushy on that 3/4 redline shift. Like the clutch isn't fully disengaging. I'll give it a bleed and see. Since it's pretty much free to bleed it.
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Dealerships are expensive. Did you try calling an independant shop? Its about a 4-8 hour job, and an OEM style clutch (LUK, etc) is going to be about $150 plus shop markup.

How is the pedal feel? If it still feels normal, I would be hesident to say its the slave cylinder. You could try bleeding it, which is obviously far cheaper than a clutch, but I don't have high expectations it will fix it.
I just had my clutch/slave/p.p and flywheel replaced at the dealer, almost 2000.00 . Thankfully they did it under warranty because I was still in the 90 day warranty I got with it. If you do get it replaced, be ready for them to say you need a new flywheel too if its dual mass which is $$$$, youd be better off getting a ( if your focus has a dual mass) aftermarket like exedy with a solid flywheel conversion. I hear there a bit more noisy and vibrant but not bad.
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FWIW - I didn't notice my clutch pedal return spring was broken/missing since before I bought the car, until it was time to replace the clutch master cyl.. (me bad)

Might help just a touch in getting it to grab quicker if you have the same issue...

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