Clutch longevity questions
b.benz at charter.net
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
On Feb 16, 2008, at 9:19 AM, PeterBergin at aol.com 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
> 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,
> 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
> (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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