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Old 01-25-2006, 06:17 AM   #1
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Another clutch bites the dust!

Just sitting at a stop light, light turns green and I go for 1st gear...nothing. The clutch was gone at 28,000 miles.

I consider myself lucky, because Sessler Ford in Libertyville (North of Chicago) is going to take care of the whole thing at no cost to me. I've read a number of stories on this board about failing clutches and the varied responses from dealers. My dealer is being very cool about it and taking care of the problem. Others have not been so lucky.

I'm wondering just how many folks on this board have had their SVT clutch kick the bucket?

Post your mileage, how it failed and your dealer's response...


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Old 01-25-2006, 08:33 AM   #2
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Clutch rattle, TSB 3,000. At 21,000, no problems since but the new clutch HAS been rattling since 6,000, dealer says the noise is normal; clutch works fine.

Glad to hear your dealer is still speaking to you, most dealers get very standoffish after the first year.
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thats good that they gonna do that for no cost
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Old 01-25-2006, 03:38 PM   #4
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well mine is a 2003 and my pressure plate just gave out and blew up the dealer said. I am at 34000.. it has all checkes and shots.. they know that I ask about the latest TSBs since I have owned the car I am so glad to have found this site.. under the TSB they can't mix any thig that is revised with the old so that means everything new... Why offer a 10000 mile warranty if they will not honor it.. I got the bumper to bumper. I have had to pay for extras as check out and undercoating
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^^^^ So you are having it replaced under warranty? You post is a bit ambiguous. This should be covered under the 100k powertrain warranty. Do you have the 100k?
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sorry I missed a few 00's as I wrote it...
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Isnt the clutch a normal wear and tear item like brake pads???
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Yes, but the pressure plate and flywheel are covered under the powertrain.
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The pressure plate in mine broke and that was what caused it to fail vs. just wearing out. While working this out with the dealer, I just kept referring to the TSB.
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