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yjman92 12-05-2012 07:58 PM

buying svt tonight are parts expensive?
hey guys im buying a 2004 svt focus tonight i was wandering if the svt parts are more expensive than non svt. and ive heard they have tranny problems. it has 154000

boominyoface 12-05-2012 08:13 PM

There pretty much all the same price and yes some of them do have tyranny problems

yjman92 12-05-2012 08:19 PM

what kinds of tranny problems? anyone else had any jacked up prices on svt parts?

bump im buying it in about an hour

scoutout 12-05-2012 08:41 PM

cant wait to see it. i just spent some dough on my svt timing,full tune up,suspension, motor mounts. and overall prices werent bad or hard to find.

yjman92 12-05-2012 08:43 PM

hes gonna be here in a few minutes, im no college so im scared about parts prices if somthin goes wrong

scoutout 12-05-2012 08:46 PM

what all has been done? did you ask about timing belt? thats usually the big thing to look out for

yjman92 12-06-2012 01:01 AM


Originally Posted by scoutout (Post 4485683)
what all has been done? did you ask about timing belt? thats usually the big thing to look out for

its completly stock with a nice system, the guy worked for ford! ill upload pics tomorrow!

iminhell 12-06-2012 01:12 AM

Really thought ahead didn't ya?

redSVT_03 12-06-2012 02:08 AM

the only mass trans problem is the earlier year svt's that had a recall on a rattly clutch component, I believe it was the flywheel

ViperThreat 12-06-2012 02:15 AM

Ive never heard of any "transmission problems" on the svt besides the Clutch issue. If nothing, ill give the Getrag that its a pretty stout trans. It holds up to some pretty serious abuse.

As for parts. The SVT and normal Zetec models are very very similar, so in many cases, they share the same part. For the parts that are SVT specific, yes they are more expensive than a Zetec on the whole, however depending on where you shop, you can usually find some pretty decent prices.

The good news is that all of the major issues the SVT has are usually pretty cheap to replace if you do the work yourself. The thing I will say however is that SVTf's are attention whores. If you do not give them the attention and maintenance that they need, you are asking for a huge hit to the wallet. So make sure to keep things clean, and check out any issue that you see/feel/hear before it becomes a chain reaction.

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