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I need a new clutch - recomendations? Update

Thread in 'Manual Transmission' started by RodgerGeorgia Tellefson, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. RodgerGeorgia Tellefson

    RodgerGeorgia Tellefson Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    This will be my second replacement. I replaced the OEM clutch with a Spec Stage II. I would like to stay with something better that OEM. Thank You.

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  2. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Center force Dual friction......



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  3. EddieS'04

    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Rodger,

    Seems like only a year ago. Do you ride your foot on the clutch pedal? Or is the mechanism not releasing? Maybe the clutch arm is hanging on its pivot, and the throw out bearing is ridding the clutch. Or the slave is not backing off enough.
     
  4. RodgerGeorgia Tellefson

    RodgerGeorgia Tellefson Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Time flies when you are having fun. I replaced the clutch back on '06. The tranny was rebuilt in '07 or '08. No, I do not ride my foot on the clutch pedal. I learned how to drive on a manual tranny back in the mid '60s, so I know better than to let my foot fide on the clutch pedal. The mechanic that I am working with said that upon inspection the clutch splines are bent. He also said that he does not like Center Force clutches. Right now a Spec Clutch is out of my budget.



    Anyone know anything about the clutches on RockAuto.com?



     
  5. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Then LUK IS the ONLY other clutch I would EVER use......



    AND centerforce ROCKS...... I dont like your mechanic now.....



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  6. RodgerGeorgia Tellefson

    RodgerGeorgia Tellefson Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Todd, Please be more specific as to "LUK"? Thanks.



    BTW, The Spec clutch was recommneded by Explorer Express.



    I will talk to the mechanic that I am using and see I he is will to install a Centerforce clutch.



    Also, I have to get an extention on getting it renewing the registration because there is no way I am going to make it by the end of the month. :sad:

     
  7. RodgerGeorgia Tellefson

    RodgerGeorgia Tellefson Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Did a search on "clutch kits" and LUK was at to top to the list.

     
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    Chase Straw Active Member 1st Gen Owner

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    My vote is for LUK too.
     
  9. Tom Schindler

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    I know some people that have used the Centerforce Dual Friction clutch and it was crap, pure and simple. Luk is a brand, pronouned Luke, made (mostly) in the USA. They are a German company that makes MANY OEM parts for the auto industry. I work with 5 people that used to work at Luk.



    Quality at Luk has gone downhill in the recent years, but they still make an acceptable product.



    They are not the same quality they were years back. If it were my vehicle, knowing what I know, I would buy something else.





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  10. RodgerGeorgia Tellefson

    RodgerGeorgia Tellefson Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Ordered this morning, and already got a shipping confirmation from Rock Auto.



    FEL-PRO BS40647 (rear main bearing seal) Shipped

    SACHS K7031301 (clutch kit) Shipped



    I get them installed next week, but I would have liked to have our ST for this weekend. I will give feeback on how I like the clutch. One reason that I chose the Sachs clutch is that when I did a web search on "performance clutch kits" it showed up, looked good, and the price was reasonable.

     
  11. TRACket Paul

    TRACket Paul Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    And what was the reasonable price? eh?
     
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    RodgerGeorgia Tellefson Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Paul,



    You have mail. :eek:nline:



    FEL-PRO BS40647 Crankshaft Seal $ 19.33

    SACHS K7031301 (K70313-01) Clutch Kit $ 217.79

    Shipping Ground (FedEx or UPS) $ 17.24

    Order Total $ 254.36

     
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  13. RodgerGeorgia Tellefson

    RodgerGeorgia Tellefson Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    The parts have arrived, and will be delivered today. Will post an update on how I like the new clutch.

     

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