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Old 02-26-2005, 11:05 PM   #1
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SVT Clutch - Oh Noes

Well, I was out driving with my friend tonight in the svt, and well, bad news guys. When I am in any gear, at any speed and i accelerate the clutch slips completely and my rpms go way up, is this a problem with me or is my clutch shot. If it is shot, anyway I can get the dealership warranty to hook me up. Its still under full warranty until June of this year. Also, the car has 17,000 miles on it. I drove it from 15,300 till now. I haven't had any other problems. If ford says screw you, whats a good replacement clutch? I don't want to spend a thousand dollars as I am still paying off the car. I was looking and alot of sites say that the clutch for the regular zx3 5 speed will work with the svt. For some reason that doesn't sound right. THanks in advance guys, you always help.


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Was wondering why i got no replies. Did some more searching and i'm positive its the Clutch TSB, since I have the same exact rattling noise when in neutral. I have an SVT dealership about 3 miles away, hopefully they will help me out!
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Sounds like your clutch. Take it to the dealer, they did the clutch TSB on my car with 17,5xx miles on the clock.
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Was wondering why i got no replies.
Guh... maybe cuz it's Saturday night?

The clutch TSB usually has more to do with noise than it does with the clutch failing completely, but I guess you'll find out soon enough how your dealer decides to handle it. And it definitely sounds like your clutch is toast. Too bad about that.
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Well, I was out driving with my friend tonight in the svt, and well, bad news guys. When I am in any gear, at any speed and i accelerate the clutch slips completely and my rpms go way up, is this a problem with me or is my clutch shot. If it is shot, anyway I can get the dealership warranty to hook me up. Its still under full warranty until June of this year. Also, the car has 17,000 miles on it. I drove it from 15,300 till now. I haven't had any other problems. If ford says screw you, whats a good replacement clutch? I don't want to spend a thousand dollars as I am still paying off the car. I was looking and alot of sites say that the clutch for the regular zx3 5 speed will work with the svt. For some reason that doesn't sound right. THanks in advance guys, you always help.


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The standard focus clutch will not work.
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Not sure if it's true, but I've heared on here that the clutch is considered a wear-and-tear item by ford, and isn't covered anymore after 12k miles. Of course, the clutch TSB still is, but I don't think most people have actual slipping with that? (But, of course, as long as you have the TSB, might as well get that done first, you never know...)
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If ford doesn't fix my clutch situation, im completely s.o.l. i'll have to sell my body on the street to pay for a new clutch :(
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OK guys, how long is it taking for them to actually perform the clutch TSB? I am thinking of going and getting my scheduled maintenance and at the same time let them "diagnose" the problem. Who long is it taking on average to order the parts? And how about to install them?
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^^^Varies from a week to a couple weeks.^^^
Parts availability is the biggest hurdle.
The actual work takes barely a day.
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Well, i took it in and they can't even look at it until the 8th. So that means my mother has to drive me to work, wow i feel like im 15 or something. The guy at the service desk told me that if its just premature clutch wear he can't help me, and that its my fault for being a "defective driver" who says that? He said the only way ford would pay for it under the warranty is if the pressure plate or throw out bearing are defective. Sounds like i'm gonna have to drop a grand, and thats gonna piss me off since its only got 17,000 miles on it. Damn ford.
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