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Old 03-14-2013, 11:08 PM   #1
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Cost to replace DCT Clutch packs

Considering that the clutches have a lifetime and there are some with issues, I was wondering if anyone has actually paid to have the clutch packs replaced and what it cost them.

Also, can this be done DIY or is it only for the dealership?


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Old 03-15-2013, 07:05 AM   #2
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A few folks have posted their invoices for warranty work which included the prices Ford paid under warranty. Something like $1,500 with $600 just for the clutch pack.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:21 AM   #3
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$529.54 from Village Ford per the sponsored Fordparts.com website.
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How about cost for the whole job out the door and how does that compare to the price of a clutch change with the 5 speed?
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How about cost for the whole job out the door and how does that compare to the price of a clutch change with the 5 speed?

Probably VERY close in price, considering the labour time would be identical given the design of the system. I had my DCT clutches replaced recently, and the tech actually said it was easier than a convetional manual clutch replacement since you need to use a "clutch alignment" tool when installing the pressure plate back on after clutch replacement. He mentioned that step isn't required on a DCT... the pressure plate and flywheel stays in place during the replacement and is not touched. (The electronic acutators do all the "work") Small detail, but, he said it made the replacement somewhat quicker.
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5 speed manual clutch replacement is $700 otd including labor and parts. I think parts are around $350. It's a simpler task changing the manual. I think they resurface flywheel, not replace. Recommended interval is 75k miles for manual clutch.
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Maybe the Powershift clutch is easier to replace, but the recalibration (which hopefully the techs actually take the time to do properly) does take quite a bit of time.
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Maybe the Powershift clutch is easier to replace, but the recalibration (which hopefully the techs actually take the time to do properly) does take quite a bit of time.
That's not true at all.
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5 speed manual clutch replacement is $700 otd including labor and parts. I think parts are around $350. It's a simpler task changing the manual. I think they resurface flywheel, not replace. Recommended interval is 75k miles for manual clutch.
The first scheduled maintenance for the DCT is 160k miles (242k kms), and that is a fluid change, actuator adjustment and clutch inspection. (replace only if needed). If you only get 75k miles out of a clutch, you're "doing" it wrong.....
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It's a simpler task changing the manual.
Why is the manual clutch easier to replace than the DCT clutch assembly?
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