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lmcd314 10-26-2012 11:42 PM

svt clutch help!
Just bought my new to me 2003 focus SVT 5door, Silver with blue seats. 120k miles. I bought it on tuesday, at the time the old owner had been using it strictly as a highway commuter fuel saver, drove great on test drive, mechanic said all was good except for the thermostat leaking. I have driven it about 40 miles since Tuesday on my temp plates. Just today I noticed that the clutch seemed to slip if I floored it in a higher gear. It kept getting worse. just now I needed to move it and it wouldn't stall in first gear foot on brake, clutch out, just kept running. I cant imagine I was that hard on it In such a short period of time. It even seemed fine just yesterday. And about 2 miles ago it would stall in any gear. What's wrong?

qweesy 10-27-2012 02:08 PM

[:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)] clutch you need a new one, if car is in gear and clutch engaged and its not grabbing (its not trying to pull the car) make sure you get the new style TSB clutch

lmcd314 10-27-2012 03:55 PM

Any suggestions on reasonably priced clutch kits? Anything else I need to replace? How about the dual mass?

pasta 10-27-2012 07:01 PM clutch master about 530

qweesy 10-28-2012 05:22 PM

all these kits contain Post TSB clutch disc which is (9-7/16", 14 spline)

Exedy Full kit $474

Luk Full Kit $411

Luk Kit $495

lmcd314 10-28-2012 09:08 PM

What do you mean by post TSB? I'm very knew to SVT and I have never done a clutch job.

qweesy 10-28-2012 10:28 PM

The TSB kit has a bigger FW+Clutch Disc also the Pressure plate was revised to make the fingers stronger

lmcd314 10-30-2012 10:14 AM

I figured it out. The thermostat leak caused coolant to saturate the clutch dissolving it.

lmcd314 11-02-2012 02:05 PM

Looks like I'm doing the job myself. Anyone know how hard it would be to do at home? There is a video on how to do it on youtube but its for the spi, is there a thread on ff about it? Any special tools needed? Thanks

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