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Old 01-07-2004, 01:05 AM   #1
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FAST advice seriously requested!!!!

I know there are plenty of transmission horror stories on this site...but please consider mine, and post back if you can help.

About a month ago my clutch started screwing up and occasionally I couldn't shift it into the next gear 1-2 or 2-3. And sometimes at a stop it wouldn't go into 1st.

I took it to my dealer and they drove it and couldn't make it happen...they gave me the car back.

So I drive it some more and figure out that it does it mostly when I have really wound the motor up past 6000 rpm...to its redline of 12000rpm (just dreaming) 7000 I mean.

So I took it back yesterday and we drove it again. I told they tech to drive it like he stole it, and it happened to him..."that ain't right" he said.

So now I am in a refrigerator-white focus 4-door PZEV rental from enterprise (not a bad motor)

The service mgr called me today and said they called SVT and I am getting a new clutch and transmission.


NOW HERE ARE MY QUESTIONS!!!!

Should I let them do their thing and hope the next tranny works???

Did SVT fix the prob and I am getting upgraded or different parts?

Should I put in a heavyduty clutch from Ford Motorsport?

Is the flywheel the real prob???

I HAVE TO ACT FAST IF I'M GOING TO DO SOMETHING OTHER THAN WHAT THE DEALER WANTS TO DO...

YOUR SUGGESTIONS ARE APPRECIATED


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Old 01-07-2004, 01:20 AM   #2
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If its under warranty and there fixing it for free let them then if this one screws up go spend money on new pieces for the car I would give it a second change but thats just me
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Old 01-07-2004, 01:26 AM   #3
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That is what I'm prob going to do. I was just wondering if I should take this oppty to upgrade\change the flywheel while they're at it.
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I wouldn't
I'd let them replace it if it screws up again under warranty or even not under warranty then I would put aftermarket products into it
If you put them in now and it screws up again soon you've voided your warranty and you will have to pay
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Old 01-07-2004, 01:40 AM   #5
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I think you're right. Thanks for your opinion.
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Old 01-07-2004, 02:07 AM   #6
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Old 01-07-2004, 07:29 AM   #7
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I also think you should just let them handle it. Hope it works out!
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and in the meantime just drive that PZEV like you stole it...
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Dont modify it just yet. I went through 3 trannies on my 98 Cobra and I did not abuse it.
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If its a free replacement... totally let them do it. If it screws up again, then go your own thing....
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