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Old 03-22-2005, 10:23 AM   #1
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Clutch TSB FINALLY

Just picked up my SVT a little while ago after the TSB was done. This is the way the car should have felt all along. Shifting is smoother and that annoying rattle is a thing of the past. I was told that I could drive the car as normal, no breakin period, is this true? If you are exhibiting any of the known issues with the clutch take it in and get the TSB. I took me 4 complaints to my local dealer and they finally did it. By the way, I have a little under 25,000 miles on the car...


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Old 03-22-2005, 01:42 PM   #2
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Awsome man! What problems were you having with that clutch that made them finally replace it? Im having the standard rattling issues and really rough shifts at times, this similar to what you were having?
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SO glad you got it done! The parts for mine are already ordered, so hopefully I expect to take it back in next week or the week after. How long did it take for the parts to arrive? And how long did it take to install the parts?
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Lucky SOB (heh, jk)

Hopefully after I (diplomatically) ream the regional service manager tomorrow I'll be having this done on my car as well.

Congrat's at gettin' the stealership to do what should have been done at the factory.
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when i took mine in i had to wait about a week because they only ordered a new slavecyl. so then they had to go back and order all the other parts. Normally if they dont have to order parts it should be a 2-3 day thing
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Re: Clutch TSB FINALLY

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I was told that I could drive the car as normal, no breakin period, is this true?
My service advisor told me only a minimal break-in period was necessary, I think he said less than 100 miles. I think that's ridiculous, I went as easy as possible on it for at least a few hundred miles before trying any funny stuff.

One thing I still occasionally experience (and I think some others have had this too) is an odd "skreeeek" sound (sharp and shrill, kind of like a slipping belt) coming from the clutch when getting underway from a stop, as you let the clutch out. My car hadn't done it in a long time, but the car recently sat for about a week and a half and the first time I drove it after sitting, it made the skreek noise about three times...
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I was also told by the mechanic and the service tech that there was no break-in period.
But, as SVT4ME mentioned, I was a little leary too,
so I took it relatively easy on the clutch for the first couple hundred miles.
Basically, I just didn't hit it real hard from a dead stop, or bang 1-2 upshifts for that period of time.

but the car recently sat for about a week and a half and the first time I drove it after sitting,
it made the skreek noise about three times...

I wonder if moisture/condensation gets on the flywheel?
Not unlike our disk brakes getting a light coating of rust on wet days after sitting a while.
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^^ Ah but I park in a garage... nice and dry in there.
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Old 03-23-2005, 08:42 AM   #10
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The car is a plasure to drive, it feels so much different when compared to the previous clutch. It took them about 1 week to order parts and install them. While they had my car, they ordered me a new horn and new lifters for the tailgate. So basically the car is now 100 percent better than it was jsut a week ago. No I look forward to installing my FC Throttle Body, Steeda Intake, VR Engineering rear motor mount and my Steeda short throw shifter. After that gets done, new rotors and pads up front and a tune.
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