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Old 04-29-2005, 04:05 PM   #1
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just my luck

so just when I've finally got some money together to order some more mods, the infamous tranny rattle strikes!

fortuneately, I'll be getting the new parts under warranty, but now instead of intake, exhaust, tb, hi-flow cat, etc., I'll be getting the quaife differential to throw in while I've got the trans out.

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Old 04-29-2005, 04:37 PM   #2
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In a way that sux, but then again, I am sure the Quaife will make a nice improvement. I would like to have one myself! btw, how much do those run?
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About $1k for the SVT IIRC. I'm hoping I don't ever get the rattle, but I would really like to get quaife, flywheel, and clutch upgrades in now for my future plans.
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^^^i havent heard a whole about this infamous "rattle"...................what causes it??
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basically ford was stupid and put a dual mass flywheel in a 4 cyl, and due to the added stress of having to turn a 25 lb flywheel instead of a nice 10-15 lb flywheel, it causes premature clutch wear, and tears up the throw out bearing. the rattle is caused by the throw out bearing (although the flywheel can come apart and cause some noise too), and is the first indicator that you have a problem. I'm sure WD40, our resident librarian, will post a link pretty soon to the TSB that describes the problem in full.

the best price I've seen so far on the quaife is $1095, from batinc, and they also sell a bearing kit and a shim kit to make installation easier. the differential is pretty easy to install once you have the trans out of the car, but pulling the trans is a bitch and a half.
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I'm sure WD40, our resident librarian, will post a link pretty soon to the TSB that describes the problem in full.
Ahhh, the infamous Clutch TSB. It's a "sticky" in the SVT Owner's Lounge...>>>Clicky Here
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ummm..im not liking the sound of all of this. Ive heard about the tranny rattle for awhile and then it struck...my warranty is up..w/o warranty, im terrified to ask how much it will cost to replace??? i dont even want to know.
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if you're out of warranty, don't worry about the OEM parts, they're junk anyway. spend the extra money to get a good lightweight flywheel like fidanza or spec, and get a good aftermarket clutch. in the long run, you'll be much more satisfied with the aftermarket parts. I'm only going with the OEM (updated) clutch/flywheel because I'm getting them for free. oh, in case anyone's wondering, I currently have around 13500 miles on my car
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Is this what I have to look forward too ( have around 11,500 miles )
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ummm..im not liking the sound of all of this. Ive heard about the tranny rattle for awhile and then it struck...my warranty is up..w/o warranty, im terrified to ask how much it will cost to replace??? i dont even want to know.
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