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Old 06-17-2014, 12:17 PM   #1
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warranty on DCT repair

Hi all, anyone know what the warranty on a DCT clutch replacement would be? After fighting with dealership they finally replaced the clutch packs at 58000 mi after I pointed out the oil leaking from the bellhousing. Now a year later at 90000 mi the clutch is slipping really bad again. Am I on my own cause of mileage or is there warranty on warranty repairs?
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Old 06-17-2014, 12:24 PM   #2
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should be covered with whatever your powertrain warranty covers...
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:04 AM   #3
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Unfortunately I think you're on your own this time around; once the Powertrain is up (and unless you purchased an extended warranty), the repairs are all on the owner.
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At this point, the only way to get cover is by a recall... You can dream of that... You either sell / trade in or you repair it ... I've read the repair can cost between 1000 and 3000 for the clutchs... depending on what they do. You probably have 7 hours in labours. You can negociate something probably.
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Hi all, anyone know what the warranty on a DCT clutch replacement would be? After fighting with dealership they finally replaced the clutch packs at 58000 mi after I pointed out the oil leaking from the bellhousing. Now a year later at 90000 mi the clutch is slipping really bad again. Am I on my own cause of mileage or is there warranty on warranty repairs?
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Did they replace the seals when they put in the new clutches? Check your work order. Does it list the part number for the new seals? Do you now see evidence of new oil leaks at the bell housing?

If the dealership did not replace the seals with the new ones, you could make the case that the original repair was improperly done. If the seals were not replaced, then the new clutches could have been contaminated with oil. That is really your only hope at 90,000 miles unless you have an extended warranty.
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Thanks I was afraid of that. Might be time to trade it in
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Did they replace the seals when they put in the new clutches? Check your work order. Does it list the part number for the new seals? Do you now see evidence of new oil leaks at the bell housing?

If the dealership did not replace the seals with the new ones, you could make the case that the original repair was improperly done. If the seals were not replaced, then the new clutches could have been contaminated with oil. That is really your only hope at 90,000 miles unless you have an extended warranty.
^This. I would take a good look at the receipt you got when the original warranty work was done. If they didn't replace the seals with the revised ones then you have a case here.
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Bill states they replaced seals and I dont see any signs of leaking but it also looks like they put silicon sealer between engine and trans were it was leaking before.
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Bill states they replaced seals and I dont see any signs of leaking but it also looks like they put silicon sealer between engine and trans were it was leaking before.
I would bet $20 that when they break the silicone seal, oil will come gushing out like a geyser.
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I would bet $20 that when they break the silicone seal, oil will come gushing out like a geyser.
Actually, braking thhis, wouldn't it help the clutch to slip less since it would have less fluid in there ? Tricky temporary fix.
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