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Old 02-23-2007, 09:42 PM   #1
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02 SVT clutch repair. Give me some help!

Well my clutch is taking a dump at 48000 miles. Clutch is rattling like a paint can. So im gonna do the clutch tsb myself I guess. Right now i believe i need:

Clutch kit with new clutch and throwout bearings
I heard somewhere i need my flywheel machined or i need a new one. Where can i get a new one and how much? Or what do i have the machine shop change on my stocker? Specs?

Just making sure i have everything.


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if your using the updated tsb clutch youll need the updated tsb flywheel as well and a slave cylinder which is the same as stock. Best bet is the ford dealership. It is a very good clutch and shouldnt make any noise as the aftermarket ones do.

Id do a search for the svt clutch tsb and it will give you the entire list of parts you need.
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cant resurface the stock svt flywheel
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So when i go to autozone to buy all this how do i know that im getting an "updated" clutch and flywheel. Are lightened flywheels about the same as a oem replacement flywheel? What about the dual mass BS. What happens to all of that?

I think right now im going to buy a clutch kit with throwout bearings and a new flywheel. The slave cylinder can wait since its about 99% surely not the problem since my fluid is spot on.
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put the throwout in at the same time wether good or not. even tho it may seem good a new pressure plate will be stiffer and gould cause the old to go south. its cheap insurance and removing the tranny a second time just for this isnt worth the chance.

theres alot of difference in the flywheels. dual mass is actually 2 pieceswhile the aluminum one is a single piece
whichever you use youll have to get the clutch disc and pressure plate designed for itsince the dual mass unit uses the solid disc where the other uses a sprung disc.
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Old 02-24-2007, 08:48 PM   #6
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So when i go to autozone to buy all this how do i know that im getting an "updated" clutch and flywheel. Are lightened flywheels about the same as a oem replacement flywheel? What about the dual mass BS. What happens to all of that?

I think right now im going to buy a clutch kit with throwout bearings and a new flywheel. The slave cylinder can wait since its about 99% surely not the problem since my fluid is spot on.
THe slave cylinder is the same as the throwoutbearing. Spend the extra $100 or less to ensure you dont have any clutch chatter when you put in the new clutch by using a new slave cylinder. Again print out the part numbers on the svt clutch TSB and make sure those are all the part numbers you get. You cannot mix and match stuff from your current setup with the updated parts. Also make sure you get the pressure plate and everything else that should come with the clutch since there have been so many problems with the stock pressure plates. Like others have said you will spend more money on multiple installs, you just want to put everything in at once.
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I guess im not understanding this then. Your telling me that aftermarket parts dont work? Instead of shelling out a ton of money for ford parts why dont i just replace these things with aftermarket parts at half the price? If i buy a slave cylinder, clutch kit with throwouts, and a new single piece aluminum flywheel your telling me that they wont work with eachother? I guess im just not seeing the problem here.
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You can use the complete list of the new "updated clutch parts" made by ford or you can use aftermarket parts. You stated you wanted to do the clutch tsb in that case you would be using the updated ford parts. If you want aftermarket you can buy those as well and there are millions of posts with user reviews of the different setups. Im not sure what you are asking anymore...if what you really meant by your first post is that you want aftermarket parts and are going to install them yourself take the clutch tsb out of the equation. You can buy aftermarket and yes you can mix and match most aftermarket parts such as a clutchmasters clutch and a focuscentral flywheel. Just look up the thread of flywheel and clutch combo reviews and go from there...

also the price difference between the stock and aftermarket parts isnt that big of a difference. Just decide which you want from a performance/reliablilty viewpoint. Say you were to get the clutchmasters clutch, it comes with the clutch disk, pressureplate, slave cylinder/throwoutbearing and everything you need besides the flywheel.
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I would avoid CM clutches...they're great if you don't mind needing to replace your clutch every 20,000-25,000 miles. They have a lot of holding power, but the friction material just wears down very quickly.
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Dont use a damn thing from AutoZone. They WONT have the same thing. I NEVER buy from them. They have adopted a policy of using junkyard components and other things that i wont mention that deter me from EVER buying from them again.
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