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Old 05-14-2003, 06:04   #1 (permalink)
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A new Car, A new Member, and lil adivce please

Hey, i have had my EAII Fairmont Ghia for a month or two now.

After replacing the rear brakes a freind and I took it out to bed them in. We also decided to try my new car at some line-lockeys.

But it appears the clutch spins on its self. I have simmilar trouble other times too, I have put it down to a waorn clutch. Other symptoms are decreased power to the wheels when cruising (going up hills etc) Also a "gritty" feeling sometimes when driving.

does any one have any idea and any estamations on how much i should pay to fix. (it was quotted back home from the ford dealership as a $600 job for a new clutch) the annoying thing is a carnt waste money getting it checked out by a mechanic

???
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Old 05-14-2003, 06:24   #2 (permalink)
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the clutch itself will cost you about $150 .. maybe you need to take the flywheel off to get it surfaced (recommended) less than another 100 bucks. Thes rest is labour.
Easy maths IMO
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Old 05-14-2003, 06:32   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks. Hey I'll add the pics of my car.

these are just the photos from the dealership when i bbought it.
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Old 05-14-2003, 06:34   #4 (permalink)
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and another, i suppose there is no point in adding the interior shot is there

the interior is damn good, cept a lil' pink nail polish here and there, must have had a lady owner i reckon.
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Very nice, congratulations on a fine purchase and welcome to the club!

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Old 05-14-2003, 06:43   #6 (permalink)
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the interior is damn good, cept a lil' pink nail polish here and there, must have had a lady owner i reckon.
You'd hope so!

lol welcome mate, enjoy your stay.
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Old 05-14-2003, 15:22   #7 (permalink)
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if it came registered and roadworthy then the clutch shouldnt have been slipping. Is it still under a warranty?
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Old 05-14-2003, 17:07   #8 (permalink)
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I don't know if clutch would be covered by warrenty because that's more of a wear and tear item, like tyres.

Well, there's my 2c, please prove me wrong
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Old 05-14-2003, 17:13   #9 (permalink)
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Too right, looked it up, covers transmission, but not clutch, plus the warranty sucks anyways, $600 limit (on transmission or engine or diff etc) plus have to get stuff signed and stuff
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Old 05-14-2003, 18:46   #10 (permalink)
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Hmm, I didn't even know you could get them in manuals....

Warrenties never cover you forthe things that go wrong.

Nice car though
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