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And boom goes the Tranny...

Thread in 'Manual Transmission' started by Justin Bennett 2, Oct 13, 2009.

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    Justin Bennett 2 Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    So on the way to work this morning, I pulled out of the driveway and onto the highway. Attempting to shift into 2nd gear I felt the clutch pedal "let go" :angry:. There was no resistance on the pedal. After getting a tow to my local garage they took a look and suggested that I contact a transmission shop. So, I got ahold of a local AAMCO and they said a new slave cylinder and clutch would run about 1000-1200 dollars. Although, they haven't looked at it yet, he said that this is a rough estimate. Is this an appropriate quote for such service?
     
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    scott degroot Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    So why can't your local shop do a simple clutch job???? I don't know if you have a 2 or 4 wheel drive but labor will be between 5-6 hours depending on configuration. My cost on the parts for the clutch kit, flywheel and slave cylinder is almost $400. It really depends on what the shop's hourly rate is to determine cost.
     
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    RodgerGeorgia Tellefson Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Clutch slave cylinders are a known problem. Get a Spec Stage II clutch with a Dorman or Spec Clutch slave cylinder.
     
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    RodgerGeorgia Tellefson Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Also, replace the 3 rubber freeze plugs on top of the tranny. (see link below)

     
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    Fudged Undies Well-Known Member

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    Not familiar with the aftermarket slave cylinders noted by Rodger however the current OEM is upgraded from the original installed in our trucks.



    If you have no pressure chances are your slave gave out.



     

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