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Old 02-23-2006, 07:05 PM   #1
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Wow, the car is totally different now. I actually almost stalled a couple times today when I got it back from the dealer...big improvement. The shifter is not heavy anymore, the shifter changes gears with MUCH less effort, and the best part was that the fix was FREE. I love Ford. Can't wait to finally install the ford racing sts on saturday...should be like a totally different car.

For those of you that have had the clutch TSB done, at what mileage was it fixed? Mine was just done today at 21500.


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Old 02-23-2006, 07:08 PM   #2
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did you have the symptoms for it? i don't have the symptoms for it but i'm thinking about mentioning the clutch TSB to them and see what they say. it couldn't hurt, i just want to get the new clutch if it's that much better
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:49 PM   #3
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yea, I did. There was a kindof knocking or like a tapping noise at idle at a stop with the clutch disengaged. When I put the clutch to the floor the noise stopped...not a serious knocking just enough to notice it. They replaced the flywheel assembly, the clutch pressure plate, and the slave cylinder and do I need to say clutch? That's what I can decipher from the invoice I got from Ford of what was done but basically it's all new. Yea, the clutch is A LOT different as in not nearly as heavy and the shifter is A LOT crisper. Just ask Ford and the worst they could say is we won't do it or at least not under warranty. I can't wait to put in the sts
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:45 PM   #4
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I've got the same symptoms, I'm sure of it - at 25k to boot. Let me ask you this, did you have the work done at an SVT dealer or not? I don't live any where near one and my BIGGEST concern is that the local dealer will do a worse job than Big Bird. Not just because they aren't SVT either, I'm new to the area and they are new to me so I'm skeptical. Just figure an SVT dealer might be more familiar with the car.....

(........don't know where the Big Bird thing came from - it's late, what can I say...... )
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Mine makes the typical noise in neutral with the clutch out. I told my dealer about it and they told me unless the clutch is slipping, they won't do anything about it.........go figure.....'03 SVT with 20,000 pampered miles
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^^^^ now that's some bullshit!

did you print out the TSB and show it to them? they can't neglect it if it has the symptoms!
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I took it to just a regular ford dealer but I considered going to the SVT/Ford dealer in another local city. However, I called the SVT/Ford dealer to ask them if it would matter if I took it to them since they probably knew SVT's better than another Ford dealer, but they told me it shouldn't matter because all Ford technicians are trained the same supposedly. I don't know if they are all trained the same or not but the work I've had done so far has been done at my regular local Ford dealer and they've replaced my rear brakes for me because there was a slight squeak, this clutch tsb, and a squeeky window...all for FREE. SO FAR they haven't screwed anything up.
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Old 02-24-2006, 09:30 AM   #8
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I took it to just a regular ford dealer but I considered going to the SVT/Ford dealer in another local city. However, I called the SVT/Ford dealer to ask them if it would matter if I took it to them since they probably knew SVT's better than another Ford dealer, but they told me it shouldn't matter because all Ford technicians are trained the same supposedly. I don't know if they are all trained the same or not but the work I've had done so far has been done at my regular local Ford dealer and they've replaced my rear brakes for me because there was a slight squeak, this clutch tsb, and a squeeky window...all for FREE. SO FAR they haven't screwed anything up.
HAHA Ford technicians aren't umm really TRAINED, they just well are hired and do their jobs, take a few tests (if any) and thats it...there isn't any special training for Ford technicians.

But back on topic, if its knocking and ur under warranty bring it in! bring tsb sheet and all, fight for the fix
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Just got mine done this week. 31K. I had the noise at idle in neutral, but mine was slipping really bad. It was so bad that I lost 40 miles to my gas tank.

It does drive like a completely different car. Have to relearn the shifting quirks. The cool thing is, I just got my HIA Xcal2, so now is probably a good time to relearn.
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i had mine done at 22,xxx it is now at 51,xxx and still running well
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