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Old 05-20-2005, 10:02 PM   #1
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Exclamation You all might want to check this out TRANNY/CLUTCH

I was heading home the night before last and I hurd a very strange noise. I was a hissing, squirting,clicking sound and It was smoking like crazy. So I pulled over, not completely off of the road so that I could crawl on the pavement to look under my car. There was a large puddle of oil under my car. The first thing that I thought of was holly crap it spun a bearing and threw a rod. I called AAA for towing back to the dealership. Today they called me and told me that they had the powertrain out of the car and it was the tranny. The clutch had come completely apart and had beat a hole in the tranny housing. They ordered a whole new tranny, clutch assy., flywheel, and starter. It will be the middle of next week before they get it done. They give me a loaner car to drive for the time being, which was a 2005 ford taurus, but o well.


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Old 05-20-2005, 11:38 PM   #2
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Did the OEM dual mass fly apart? Man, they are ticking time bombs....mine is out and I feel MUCH better!!
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Old 05-21-2005, 12:05 AM   #3
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thats pretty pathetic for a car thats like 1 year old..are you ruff on it r somethin?
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Old 05-21-2005, 12:31 PM   #4
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must have been that shorty antenna that did it.
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Old 05-21-2005, 12:52 PM   #5
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Its these BS clutches they put in these cars. I have noticed my pedal is feeling mushy and is catching at different points which is indicitive of the slave cylinder. Every manual transmissinon car and truck I have had from Ford has had this problem.
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Old 05-21-2005, 01:18 PM   #6
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Ive been driving my 5 speed for a couple years, and i drive it hard. So far, no problams with the clutch. And I noticed that have a few mods on your car, did the dealership give you any crap about voiding the warrenty ??


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Old 05-21-2005, 03:52 PM   #7
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thats pretty pathetic for a car thats like 1 year old..are you ruff on it r somethin?
There has been trouble with the clutches in the SVT's since 2002, Ford knows about this and thats why there is a TSB for it. The stock clutch is too small for the power rangeof the SVT..... it would problely work good in a ZX3
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Old 05-21-2005, 10:13 PM   #8
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The problem is not in the clutch, its that 24.5lbs flywheel that is causing all kinds of problems in this car.Why there is no real engine brake in this car,why the engine is not rev happy(takes time to build rpm),why you have to ride the clutch to move the car(its takes about 1500 to 2000 rpm for a clean take off).I will answer you why NVH period.BMW M division and some trucks use dual mass flywheels to kill some of the drivetrain noise and to lower the frequency from the power pulsation from the engine,but these engines are big(six cylinders and up) not starving for power like a four cylinder engine.
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Old 05-21-2005, 10:17 PM   #9
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i got lucky, the last kid who owned my car put a brand new sport clutch in it. glad i havent run into many problems yet. only one is the freakin hatch opens sometimes, and Ford wont fix it, so im going to complain to the actual company instead of the local Ford Dealer/shop.
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The original poster has yet to clarify if it was actually the flywheel that shattered, it could have been the clutch, too. I know I've heard of this before, but can't remember which part shattered - I do remember the pictures, which showed a neat hole in the side of the transaxle.

svt#1960, I don't know how fast you were going at the time, but you're lucky a piece of that didn't rip through the firewall and into your leg (or worse!).
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