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Old 06-13-2014, 12:19 AM   #31
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My clutch in my Eclipse using a heavy duty ACT2600 and organic disc usually cost me about $1100 but there was a little more labor involving AWD. I'll have to see what he charges for an MK3.
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My clutch in my Eclipse using a heavy duty ACT2600 and organic disc usually cost me about $1100 but there was a little more labor involving AWD. I'll have to see what he charges for an MK3.
Dang, it was about $800 for a Centerforce Dual friction clutch installed, parts and labor on my first gen AWD DSM back in the day..

But, after my Focus recently had a complete loss of power "event" with my DCT at 18000, 2 days after I bought it as a used rental, I should be the most upset... BUT my dealer took care of me and it works great in general... after 3500 miles. No grinding at all, just light clicking at low speeds you can hear with the radio off. I do still get a bit of lurching and clunk into gear on occasion but takes off nicely with fairly crisp shift under heavy throttle.

Mine was repaired less than 2 months ago so I'm pretty sure I have the latest hardware, but I saw on another thread there may be an even newer software.. I'm also pretty sure that means mine was good, physically, other than the known seal leak causing fluid to get on the clutches and is pretty much fixed now. Definitely some quirks that are minimized by working the throttle right and running premium too. I'm expecting to have to do another clutch swap around 125,000 now that it seems fixed right... hopefully...

Honestly, it would be nice if Ford offered to sell the parts cheap if you get the labor done at the dealership outside of warranty... after these problems, it's the least they could do. They should find a way for it to be no more than an $800 repair to do once every 100-150k like a manual clutch. If it's truly affordable high tech for this level car, then Ford should back it up by keeping it's maintenance costs down too.
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Old 09-16-2015, 01:20 PM   #33
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To drag up this thread from the dead: DCT depending on labour cost is around 5000 dollars to get it replaced with a new one, with a 3 year warranty. I don't believe this replaces the clutch, just the gearbox itself. I found this out yesterday when I got told my transmission had broken a gear (first).
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I had my the DCT clutch replaced in my 2014 Focus SE replaced in September 2018 due to slippage. It was done under warranty. The service writer who I've had since 2014 told me that they charge about $2K for a new clutch out of warranty. I asked him about how long a new one should be expected to last, all else being equal. He commented that while some go longer, some shorter, he was seeing about 60,000 miles as about average for the real-world service life of the DCT clutch pack.
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Old 03-07-2019, 10:31 AM   #35
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I had my the DCT clutch replaced in my 2014 Focus SE replaced in September 2018 due to slippage. It was done under warranty. The service writer who I've had since 2014 told me that they charge about $2K for a new clutch out of warranty. I asked him about how long a new one should be expected to last, all else being equal. He commented that while some go longer, some shorter, he was seeing about 60,000 miles as about average for the real-world service life of the DCT clutch pack.
This is laughable. Imagine being told that your "Automatic" transmission needs 2k worth of service every 60k miles. How did Ford ever think this was going to be acceptable?

I really want to love my DCT Focus... but that retarded clutch is making it hard to do long term.
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This is laughable. Imagine being told that your "Automatic" transmission needs 2k worth of service every 60k miles. How did Ford ever think this was going to be acceptable?

I really want to love my DCT Focus... but that retarded clutch is making it hard to do long term.
You won't get any argument from me, especially I would have preferred to get mine with the manual save for the fact I have a kid who I don't want driving a manual on my insurance.

I've decided to run a tune from Tom at Focus-Power along with having the new clutch to see if that helps its longevity. I'd never pay the dealer to put a new clutch in as I have another shop to call on but still, it's not like it's a 90's chevy truck clutch (which runs about $1200) but lasts *MUCH* longer than 60K unless they put in a cheap chinese clutch (ask me how I know that). I've got about 53K on the SE now. I think it's on the third or fourth clutch counting the one it shipped with from the factory. And, one TCM.....
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also, is this an inevitable service like replacing a clutch on a manual transmission vehicle or is the clutch supposed to last the life of the vehicle? thanks.
As you asked in your title.....Your location will vary on costs.
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Well my cost on the whole clutch kit with the seal is $247.00 and my business partner would do the labor for me for $350.00. :-D So 600.00 bucko's i can get mine done for.
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My wife has 81000 miles on her replacement clutches with no problems yet.
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Ford's better idea of a dct...is a joke. Ford should of gone w/ a downsized version of the GM/Ford trans 6F55/ 6T40.......
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