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post #1 of 11 Old 01-13-2014, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Clutch for $1200???

So i bought myself a 1999 f250 and i only own it for a month now but around week three i notice a weird kicking in the rear axle when i came off the clutch tha was followed by a clank so i took it to AAMCO trans and they told me its gunna cost $600 to take the trans off the truck then they needed to findy problem, id pay parts and labor to install and then another $600 in labor to put he trans back on

Now i was scared when i heard this but its my only choice so i went with it but heres my new problem, the next day they told me the clutch was shot and i need a new one and it will cost me $1200, now is this way overpriced or am i wrong, the trans is still out of the truck so that labor is already done will the clutch actually cost another $1200?


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aamco is a rip off...but they have the trans out and have you stuck without towing it. I'd call a few places in your area and get a second opion cause thats high but thats just me (I'd do the labor myself but thats just me)

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You can get a whole clutch and flywheel for half that anywhere.

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I got my southbend shipped to Canada for well less than 900$.... 1200$ for a stockish clutch is a ripoff.

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You can get a whole clutch and flywheel for half that anywhere.

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All good advice above, but I got stuck on how you got from a rear axle clunk to the clutch?! Did you check the drive line and rear end or just go with their diag?

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sounds like a rip off to me.. you can get a southbend or valair clutch for that price....
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All good advice above, but I got stuck on how you got from a rear axle clunk to the clutch?! Did you check the drive line and rear end or just go with their diag?
It felt like i was slipping on ice when i let off in 1st followed by a clunk, so i thought i should get it looked at and i hoped it was only the clutch, they said it was a missing piece of my spacer i think and it wound up doing damage to the whole trans and the clutch is shot due to the problem, they told me that they will diagnose the problem of my trans when they get to taking it apart, so my bill seems to be racking up but the service is so ****ty im beyond pissed

I was told it would be looked at friday at noon and i would get a call late that night or early saturday, now its tuesday and they havnt touched a thing other than take it off the truck and they keep telling me the same story of all the "bad news" but they wont work on it


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You can get a LUK clutch with flywheel and all for less than 500.
Have the flywheel milled out for a roller bearing and you eliminate the pilot bearing transmission problem. The Luk clutch you can hold down with one foot the rest i've seen wear your leg out if you drive as much as I do.
The kit number is 07-155
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yup, got me a valair, std for $285.00..(stock power). For what they want, call uJoe's transmission in PA and get a reman for 1600std. Your other trans is ready to shi anyhow, being out of truck....

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