Clutch for $1200??? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 Old 01-13-2014, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Alvy712's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Bergen County
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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?


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Alvy712 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 01-13-2014, 12:52 PM
Premium Member
 
dannanw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,416
Thanks: 8
Thanked 72 Times in 65 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Quoted: 51 Post(s)
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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)

What this nation needs is cleaner thoughts and dirtier fingernails...

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
dannanw is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 01-14-2014, 05:55 AM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 90
Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You can get a whole clutch and flywheel for half that anywhere.

Peter
South Bend Clutch is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 01-14-2014, 06:01 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
schlutzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Stratford, Ontario
Posts: 2,438
Thanks: 34
Thanked 138 Times in 122 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I got my southbend shipped to Canada for well less than 900$.... 1200$ for a stockish clutch is a ripoff.

Please check out my 7.3 Enthusiast Facebook group! All are welcome!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
schlutzer is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 01-14-2014, 07:32 AM
Premium Member
 
dannanw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,416
Thanks: 8
Thanked 72 Times in 65 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Quoted: 51 Post(s)
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by South Bend Clutch View Post
You can get a whole clutch and flywheel for half that anywhere.

Peter
this and other's are the reason I'm on these forums! awsome and rare that you can find and ask questions to the manuf!

What this nation needs is cleaner thoughts and dirtier fingernails...

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
dannanw is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 01-14-2014, 08:36 AM
Super Moderator

 
Heavy_GD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: 804Va
Posts: 13,686
Thanks: 3,616
Thanked 1,078 Times in 1,015 Posts
Mentioned: 103 Post(s)
Quoted: 1239 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
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?

GD

Quote:
Originally Posted by 6.0Stroker View Post
It's Toren. .. don't question it ..
Heavy_GD is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 01-14-2014, 08:41 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Raul@Stealth Automotive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ventura County, CA
Posts: 20,359
Thanks: 23
Thanked 30 Times in 17 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Raul@Stealth Automotive
sounds like a rip off to me.. you can get a southbend or valair clutch for that price....


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Raul@Stealth Automotive is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 01-14-2014, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Alvy712's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Bergen County
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Heavy_GD View Post
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


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Alvy712 is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 01-14-2014, 09:50 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 158
Thanks: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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
mcgoo422000 is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 01-25-2014, 06:46 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
timmyboy76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,891
Thanks: 0
Thanked 20 Times in 20 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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....

99.5 x-cab 7.3l, 6spd, 161k miles.....
timmyboy76 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome