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Old 11-05-2013, 10:17 AM   #11
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I'm new to the focus world and in the same boat.. or err focus. 104K, original clutch. having trouble getting it into gear and all the clutch action is in the first 1/16" of travel coming off the floor and thats it.
Do you have a fluild leak? Have you tried bleeding it?
I'd be interested in hearing what parts you bought. Looking at fordparts(com), there is a clutch kit (7L596) for $450. Didn't get far enough into it but the diagram makes it look like it is pretty complete but I don't see the flywheel.
If you stay w/ the D/M flywheel, I'd get a new D/M flywheel as ford doesn't recommend machining the D/M flywheel & add a throw out bearing to the order also.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:33 PM   #12
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wow that dang ford flywheel is over 5 bills for us normal 'no hook ups' peeps. Ford clutch kit and flywheel $1K. I'd say that employee cost for $530ish is pretty good. Looks like a throw out bearing is included though. joy. what a deal.
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wow that dang ford flywheel is over 5 bills for us normal 'no hook ups' peeps. Ford clutch kit and flywheel $1K. I'd say that employee cost for $530ish is pretty good. Looks like a throw out bearing is included though. joy. what a deal.
How many miles on your car? And is that w/ a 10 or 15% mark up?
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How many miles on your car? And is that w/ a 10 or 15% mark up?
That is less than dealer cost.... If that is the "correct ish" price I'd stock up.
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:13 PM   #15
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I had the Exedy FMK 1009 replacement clutch kit installed along with the matching Exedy flywheel (FWFMF06) and I would never go back to a stock Ford clutch. I bought my car brand new from the dealership and starting having problems with the clutch after the first year. Mostly in first gear and reverse. The gears never really felt like they were gripping, and after I hit 125,000 miles it starting becoming scary to drive. Clutch blew at 147,000 miles along with the shifter cable. I've put about 5,000 miles on my Exedy and I really feel like this clutch feels much better than the factory clutch when my car was brand new. The gears catch amazing, shifting is much smoother, and car accelerates much quicker, probably because I got rid of the 30 lbs. dual mass flywheel and swapped to a lightweight 17 lbs flywheel. I would never go with the stock clutch. I live in York PA and if you're not far or ever out this way I would let you drive my car so you feel the difference for yourself. And a far s the life of the clutch, my brother beats the shit out of his cars, street racing, track racing, and driving like a lunatic. He's had nothing but Exedy clutches in three different turbo charged Honda civics and has never had any problems. They were also OEM replacement clutches that could handle 300 + HP, not racing clutches.
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:21 PM   #16
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Also forgot to mention, you can get the clutch kit and the flywheel brand new off Ebay or Amazon for $400 ($200 each). I'm sure that's much cheaper than what Ford would charge for a factory replacement. You would need the Exedy FMK 1009 the Exedy Flywheel FWFMF06 if you decided to go this route. To use the Exedy clutch kit you must use the matching flywheel though, as the factory dual mass flywheel is not compatible. I hope this helps you in your decision.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:06 PM   #17
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I had the Exedy FMK 1009 replacement clutch kit installed along with the matching Exedy flywheel (FWFMF06) and I would never go back to a stock Ford clutch. I bought my car brand new from the dealership and starting having problems with the clutch after the first year. Mostly in first gear and reverse. The gears never really felt like they were gripping, and after I hit 125,000 miles it starting becoming scary to drive. Clutch blew at 147,000 miles along with the shifter cable. I've put about 5,000 miles on my Exedy and I really feel like this clutch feels much better than the factory clutch when my car was brand new. The gears catch amazing, shifting is much smoother, and car accelerates much quicker, probably because I got rid of the 30 lbs. dual mass flywheel and swapped to a lightweight 17 lbs flywheel. I would never go with the stock clutch. I live in York PA and if you're not far or ever out this way I would let you drive my car so you feel the difference for yourself. And a far s the life of the clutch, my brother beats the shit out of his cars, street racing, track racing, and driving like a lunatic. He's had nothing but Exedy clutches in three different turbo charged Honda civics and has never had any problems. They were also OEM replacement clutches that could handle 300 + HP, not racing clutches.

Do you know if that clutch and flywheel both fit the 2.0l dura
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:45 PM   #18
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Yes as long as you use the 2.3 flywheel bolts. You should be able to get them through your dealership. I have the 2.0 liter as well. You might wanna check the shifter cable too. Mine was a piece of shit from day one. I went though CFM for the shifter cable and bolts because it was a lot chapter than the Ford dealership. It took me months of research to find out that this kit and flywheel will work with the 2.0 as well as the 2.3, as long as you use the 2.3 bolts.
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do you know if this flywheel is also compatible with that kit http://www.amazon.com/EXEDY-ZF502-Ch...sim_sbs_auto_2
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You know I was actually looking at that one too. I'm not sure, I couldn't find an answer for that one. According to some Sellers on Ebay you needed to match it with a more expensive racing clutch. Best bet would be call Exedy directly and ask them. I'm really happy with the OEM flywheel from Exedy. Not sure if that extra 4.5 lbs weight difference between the racing flywheel would be worth the extra money.
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