Clutch longevity questions

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Sat Feb 16 09:54:01 PST 2008

So, what blew on your 50K clutch job?

Longevity primarily depends on how you drive, once past the infant  
mortality period.


On Feb 16, 2008, at 9:19 AM, PeterBergin at wrote:

> Funny you should ask that.  My original clutch had the throw out   
> bearing go
> at 175k miles. Had the upgraded stronger Sacks clutch put in.   
> (bearing shot,
> clutch about worn out any way).  Also replaced the clutch  slave  
> and master
> cylinder.  The symptom was noise and vibration when  engaging the  
> clutch.
> So two days ago (car now has 223k on it), I come out of a super   
> market, push
> in the clutch, car in first, motor starts and car lurches  forward,  
> clutch
> will not disengage when I push the pedal to the floor.  The  pedal  
> feels normal
> but the clutch will not disengage. So a $180 tow to  Anderson Motor  
> Sports
> (they did not do the previous clutch job) and a three  or four  
> weeks to get the
> car in the shop.  So I am pissed.  I  have spent more in repairs and
> aggravation during the last two years that a  payment on a new car.
> So to answer your question, I am told the clutch under normal use is
> supposed to be good for 150-180k, a lot depends on how you drive.
> Good luck Pete
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