Clutch replacement

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Motoring
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  • avantraavantra Forumite
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    I've just got an online quote from Mr. Clutch for £353.31. This includes parts (including a concentric slave), labour, VAT and a 2 year or 20,000 mile nationwide warranty.

    Obviously, I'll make a few more 'phone calls to meet part 3 of "Martin's Money Mantra".

    I don't think you will find it cheaper, I've called around 10 places in Bristol for our Rover 45 and Mr Clutch was the cheapest (in this case they prooved that cheap is not necessary nasty, on the contrary), the average asking price in other places was £450 to £500!
    Five exclamation marks the sure sign of an insane mind!!!!!

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  • What needs realigning on the subframe? I assume it's just the tracking because the front wishbones attach to it.

    Tthe subframe needs to be aligned to the body. You take it off completely.
  • manda1205manda1205 Forumite
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    What needs realigning on the subframe? I assume it's just the tracking because the front wishbones attach to it.
    when refitting you have some pegs to locate the frame in the right place, or the car could end up crabbing its way down the road

    subframe needs to be removed as the box is fitted to it and its gets in the way of the clutch

    while its off get em to look at the bushes, these also require the subframe to be removed so its worth putting the £30 in while its off to get the car driving nicely again, having worn bushes will get a car off the road with the cost
  • cajefcajef Forumite
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    mariesusan wrote: »
    Hi, just wondering if you have managed to sort out your clutch problem,

    I should think so as this thread is 18 months old.:confused:
    I used to have a handle on life, but it broke. :|
  • LandyAndyLandyAndy Forumite
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    cajef wrote: »
    I should think so as this thread is 18 months old.:confused:


    Not very bright our mariesusan.

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    LandyAndy wrote: »
    Would you trust a spammer this stupid?:rolleyes:

    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
    I used to have a handle on life, but it broke. :|
  • Hello Folks,
    Mr.Newwie here!
    Have been reading thru' this thread as my 96 1.8diesel Ford Mondeo's clutch has been slipping as per above.
    I want to get this right so any quotes cover everything suggested above.
    Manda 1205,could you tell me which bushes you recommend should be changed whilst in the disassembley stage.
    Thanx
  • Mk1MR2Mk1MR2 Forumite
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    Must admit I’m not impressed with Mr Clutch. :mad:

    I had my clutch replaced and flywheel skimmed in 2006 for £430 and have covered less than 18K miles since it was replaced yet it is badly slipping and needs to be replaced again.
    Unfortunately Mr Clutch only warrantees for 2 years or up to 20K so looks like I’m going to have to pay a near fortune out again.

    I'm neither an aggressive driver nor do I ride the clutch or do lots of hill starts so this shouldn’t have happened and to be honest the original clutch on the car lasted near 10 years and several thousand miles more.:mad:

    So my advice is shop around.
  • cyclonebri1cyclonebri1 Forumite
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    Mk1MR2 wrote: »
    Must admit I’m not impressed with Mr Clutch. :mad:

    I had my clutch replaced and flywheel skimmed in 2006 for £430 and have covered less than 18K miles since it was replaced yet it is badly slipping and needs to be replaced again.
    Unfortunately Mr Clutch only warrantees for 2 years or up to 20K so looks like I’m going to have to pay a near fortune out again.

    I'm neither an aggressive driver nor do I ride the clutch or do lots of hill starts so this shouldn’t have happened and to be honest the original clutch on the car lasted near 10 years and several thousand miles more.:mad:

    So my advice is shop around.

    You are bang on, avoid mister clutch;)
    I like the thanks button, but ,please, an I agree button.

    Will the grammar and spelling police respect I do make grammatical errors, and have carp spelling, no need to remind me.;)

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  • Mk1MR2 wrote: »
    Must admit I’m not impressed with Mr Clutch. :mad:

    I had my clutch replaced and flywheel skimmed in 2006 for £430 and have covered less than 18K miles since it was replaced yet it is badly slipping and needs to be replaced again.
    Unfortunately Mr Clutch only warrantees for 2 years or up to 20K so looks like I’m going to have to pay a near fortune out again.

    I'm neither an aggressive driver nor do I ride the clutch or do lots of hill starts so this shouldn’t have happened and to be honest the original clutch on the car lasted near 10 years and several thousand miles more.:mad:

    So my advice is shop around.

    If you are looking for clutch replacement in your MR2 - recommend ADL Blueprint clutch assembly - but if you race it, then recommend a genuine Toyota clutch.

    Google for an independent Toyota specialist. Whereabouts are you in the country, roughly?

    Of course, I could be barking up the wrong tree and you have a totally different car to your username... :o
    Genie
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