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Old 10-26-2012, 11:42 PM   #1
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svt clutch help!

Just bought my new to me 2003 focus SVT 5door, Silver with blue seats. 120k miles. I bought it on tuesday, at the time the old owner had been using it strictly as a highway commuter fuel saver, drove great on test drive, mechanic said all was good except for the thermostat leaking. I have driven it about 40 miles since Tuesday on my temp plates. Just today I noticed that the clutch seemed to slip if I floored it in a higher gear. It kept getting worse. just now I needed to move it and it wouldn't stall in first gear foot on brake, clutch out, just kept running. I cant imagine I was that hard on it In such a short period of time. It even seemed fine just yesterday. And about 2 miles ago it would stall in any gear. What's wrong?


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Old 10-27-2012, 02:08 PM   #2
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clutch you need a new one, if car is in gear and clutch engaged and its not grabbing (its not trying to pull the car) make sure you get the new style TSB clutch
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Any suggestions on reasonably priced clutch kits? Anything else I need to replace? How about the dual mass?
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:01 PM   #4
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cfm.com clutch master about 530
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:22 PM   #5
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all these kits contain Post TSB clutch disc which is (9-7/16", 14 spline)


Exedy Full kit $474

http://gripforce.com/product/exedy-o....0l-6-spd.html


Luk Full Kit $411

http://gripforce.com/product/luk-new...s-svt-2.0.html


Luk Kit $495

http://www.clutchcityonline.com/ford_focus.htm
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:08 PM   #6
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What do you mean by post TSB? I'm very knew to SVT and I have never done a clutch job.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:28 PM   #7
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The TSB kit has a bigger FW+Clutch Disc also the Pressure plate was revised to make the fingers stronger
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I figured it out. The thermostat leak caused coolant to saturate the clutch dissolving it.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:05 PM   #9
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Looks like I'm doing the job myself. Anyone know how hard it would be to do at home? There is a video on how to do it on youtube but its for the spi, is there a thread on ff about it? Any special tools needed? Thanks
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