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Old 10-15-2005, 07:57 PM   #1
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Entire Getrag Tranny is being replaced!!!

Well I was just gonna let everyone know what the deal was. I went into Ford again last week for the clutch tsb (already had it done once) well they said that there was no way that it could be the clutch again. Well what was going on with the car was that I had the ticking noise again that lead to the clutch being replaced earlier in the year and I had absolutely no pedal feel none I could hardly tell when the clutch was engaging and diengaging (looking like a complete moron in the process). Well they tore the entire getrag tranny apart and called Ford last Friday and Ford told them to completely replace the ENTIRE unit. Now I have never heard of this before but hey I aint gonna complain. My question to all of you is being that I really dont want to be going in there again is there a certain way that I should "break in" the new clutch and transmission when i get it back? Do I keep it under a certain RPM? the reason I ask is that I have NEVER had this many tranny problems in any other car. Any input would be greatly appreciated.


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the problem is the dual mass flywheel. go buy an aluminum flywheel and a good clutch, and it'll relieve a lot of the stress on the engine and the transmission. the dual mass flywheel is just too heavy, too much rotating mass, and the spring that they put in them are definitely too weak...especially since I've seen a few flywheels blow themselves apart and ruin the transmission
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yeah i know im just trying to delay the inevitable right now thanks...........
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That whole ******g setup sucks ass. Either buy an aluminum flywheel and aftermarket clutch, or buy a new car.
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ok im not saying I want a new car.................just wanted to know if there is something I can do in the "break in" cycle of the new tranny and clutch in order to have it have a prolonged life is all...........again thanks for all of your input
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break it nice and easy at least 500 mi. stop and go driving.
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of course not reving the motor and dumping the clutch will prolong the life of the drivetrain. but what fun would that be.
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lol i know i was just wondering if anyone knew what to do specifically for the Getrag to break it in to prolong the life of the clutch and tranny
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I would take it easy on a new tranny/clutch for a while... maybe 1000 miles? I dunno, I'd take it easy with something brand new and let it break in first. You can't be too careful!
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They say you don't need to break in the stock clutch and flywheel. I'd give the tranny a few hundred miles to get everything seated like it wants to and oil worked through it nice and good. If you got the dough, and want to go that route, get the flywheel and clutch and have them put it in while the whole thing is out I'm sure you could work out a deal with the service manager on that one.
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