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Old 03-28-2002, 22:31   #1 (permalink)
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Clutch problems???

Hi,

Can someone please advise of the symptoms of a slipping clutch? Recently i have noticed that mu EF XR6 hasn't been moving as quick through 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears. i.e. it revs, but doesn't pull like it should be. Is this due to a warn clutch? Also, how much would a new clutch cost (fitted)?

My friends front-wheel lancer does the same thing? Does nayone know how much a clutch would cost for the lancer?

Finally, is it worth going for a heavy duty clutch as opposed to a standard one?? What are the advantages and price difference?

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Old 03-29-2002, 00:06   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Clutch problems???

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Oz
[B]Hi,

Can someone please advise of the symptoms of a slipping clutch?

Pull on your handbrake and slowly let out the clutch with slight revs, your car should stall or bog down, if it doesnt its slipping.
Try to take off in 4th if it revs a lot but doesnt move, slipping clutch. This will generally only work if your clutch is pretty much rooted.. may not work if it is only slightly slipping.
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Also check your tacho if it revs more or all of a sudden
its slipping especially in higher gears were there is more load
on clutch.We put a clutch in a Toyota cost $120 with complete package..Labour? Well it took us three hours easy with no special tools say $280 complete...

The Ford is different possibly nearly double that? For parts alone.
Remember Fords don't have a strong firewall that supports
the torque to work the clutch..Can be strengthened,I strongly suggest that done as well.There is a G.M design called centerforce
that has weights that help the diaphram clamp the plate even more [centrifical],but has light pedal pressure.There is an Asian version of this that I hear IS GOOD and 1/2 the price as the so called version from the states."Possibly the same"? Check em out.
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Check behind car when taking off? Maybe wheelspin!! Haha
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