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Old 05-01-2005, 09:01 PM   #1
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clutch TSB cost???

i had posted a question in another thread about the clutch TSB about how much it would cost to fix since my warranty is up. But i cannot find it anywhere and i tried searching and couldnt find that thread or another that had a price. So what I am asking is, how much cash am I going to have to shell out for this to get fixed? I have noticed the rattling for alittle while now, i didnt know what it was till i started reading more about the TSB's. What all is replaced when they do the TSB? Would i be better off buying upgraded parts i.e clutch ect when i have them do it? Please help, i couldnt find what i was looking for w/ a search so if these have already been answered somewhere, i couldnt find em.

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Old 05-01-2005, 10:56 PM   #2
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I had one dealer ballpark it around $900.

You're better off getting upgraded parts instead of buying them from the stealership.
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^^^ thats about what i figured it would be. I still have my power train warranty i believe. Would this be covered?? If i do need it, i plan to get a Fidanza lightened flywheel and just get an OEM clutch. Im praying its covered under warranty tho
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You'll still have to pay the deductible, and they'll want you to pay for the diag I think. Anyways, if you are going to get a new flywheel, get a new clutch too. Might as well get good stuff all around in there instead of only half of it. Stage 1 clutch can be pretty easy on the pocketbook compared to stage 3 or 4.
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Your clutch will not be covered by the powertrain warranty. If you had purchased an extended warranty it might be covered b/c of the TSB but it is likely you will have to pay for it yourself. I would get upgraded parts and shop around for a decent shop to do the work. I would bet they will charge less per hour than Ford...
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Your clutch will not be covered by the powertrain warranty. If you had purchased an extended warranty it might be covered b/c of the TSB but it is likely you will have to pay for it yourself. I would get upgraded parts and shop around for a decent shop to do the work. I would bet they will charge less per hour than Ford...
Mine IS covered by the powertrain warrantly. However, I had to meet with the regional service rep and have a hissy-fit about the fact that I've got an abnormal sounding clutch after only 30k miles. They extended the TSB until 75,000 miles.

You might be able to get the same treatment if your car is exhibiting the tranny rattle. Since you're in Ohio there's a good chance that our rep is the same person. Good luck and don't back down!
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Some have better luck then others. Dealership here gave me no heartaches about it at all and I took it in at about 34k miles.
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Mine IS covered by the powertrain warrantly. However, I had to meet with the regional service rep and have a hissy-fit about the fact that I've got an abnormal sounding clutch after only 30k miles. They extended the TSB until 75,000 miles.

You might be able to get the same treatment if your car is exhibiting the tranny rattle. Since you're in Ohio there's a good chance that our rep is the same person. Good luck and don't back down!
Just to avoid mis-information, the clutch is NOT listed with the covered components in the powertrain warranty, go look in your owner's manual if you don't believe me. It is defined as a wear item and is normally only covered for the first 12 months/12k miles. If you have a special arrangement, you are lucky, and not everyone will receive that treatment no matter how much complaining they do.

The TSB changes things a bit b/c Ford is admitting to an issue with premature clutch wear. But who defines premature? Ford does ultimately. Once the 3/36k warranty expires on the car you are entirely dependent on Ford's good customer service to get any TSB work done for free unless it pertains to a part specifically covered by the powertrain warranty. In your case, you have been lucky but for others to expect the same treatment would be foolish. It doesn't hurt to ask though, you are right.
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Just to avoid mis-information, the clutch is NOT listed with the covered components in the powertrain warranty, go look in your owner's manual if you don't believe me. It is defined as a wear item and is normally only covered for the first 12 months/12k miles. If you have a special arrangement, you are lucky, and not everyone will receive that treatment no matter how much complaining they do.

The TSB changes things a bit b/c Ford is admitting to an issue with premature clutch wear. But who defines premature? Ford does ultimately. Once the 3/36k warranty expires on the car you are entirely dependent on Ford's good customer service to get any TSB work done for free unless it pertains to a part specifically covered by the powertrain warranty. In your case, you have been lucky but for others to expect the same treatment would be foolish. It doesn't hurt to ask though, you are right.
Good point. I probably should have cleared that up a bit more.

However, I was under the impression that while the clutch falls under the wear and tear category the flywheel, pressure plate, throwout bearing, and transaxle do not and are covered under the power train warranty. Those parts are listed on the TSB so if you have issue with one of those parts the clutch gets thrown in on the deal.
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You get the clutch because the replacement flywheel is not compatible with the old clutch plate, so they have to put in the new clutch plate as well.
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