Clutch throwout bearing

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  1. Greg

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    My throwout decided to start squealing now since my 97 GT has hit 180000 miles. It’s cold in Illinois anyone know how much this may cost to farm out?
     
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    might as well replace the clutch while you are at it. only use a ford t/o bearing. get the parts yourself and then just pay the labor to install. then you will know what it will cost you.
     
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    your not going that deep just for the bearing. Most clutches come with their own TOB but I have heard to only use the ford racing for it myself.
     
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    No no, not Ford Racing, you want original Motorcraft. Ford Racing outsourced to some crap.

    Most shops charge about $300 in labor for a normal clutch job. Maybe more, maybe less.
     
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    yea, I didn't mean ford racing when I said ford...ford oem...motorcraft.
     
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    No problem bud!
     
  7. Greg

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    Well today I got two quotes. The first one $1100 to $900 difference was performance or standard clutch. The second quote was $600 from a transmision shop.
     
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    way high on that first one.
     
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    If that is clutch, pressure plate, TOB and everything installed I don't think that's too bad actually.

    With my torque arm and stuff I am sure doing a clutch is going to be a lot more fun now.
     
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    you should be able to get a decent clutch for $300 price range or less for a stock style clutch. if yours is a 10.5" these people are great to deal with and have good prices. they have one for $199. so that makes the 900-1200 mean like 700 to 1000 just for labor. too high.

    http://promotionpowertrain.com/NEW_FORD_CLUTCH_PAGE.html
     
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    Man I haven't bought a clutch in a long time, I must have forgot how cheap they are :)
     
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    The auto store 03-04 cobra equivalent is roughly $250 and usually come lifetime warranty. I like the warranty. Already used it once
     
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    no matter who you get it from, don't forget to get the ford oem t/0 bearing for it. don't use whatever is in the kit unless it is ford motorcraft.
     
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    I do not see mention of the flywheel. It may need replacement or resurfacing which could add $100-$400 to the job. Check the teeth on the ring gear while it is apart. This would come with a new flywheel.
     
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    true dat....hopefully whoever does the clutch would have done that.
     
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    The bearing you want has part number n1714sa and is the higher tolerance bearing.
    The 1714 is the cheap one.
     
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