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    On the way home from work today, my clutch decided to stop working. Oly 64,000 miles on it, too No warning, no nothing. I was driving normal, tried to shift from fourth to fifth. *THUD* Locked me out. Tried to shift back to fourth, nothing. Put on the hazards, and had it towed to the dealer. $70 already... time to watch the bills rise! Yay!

    And I only needed a few more parts to finish up the mp3player too. *WHINE* *SOB*
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  • #2
    The luck of it all.

    My pressure plate is on the way out... In other news, I'm buying tires tommorow, after riding home from work on the mini-spare (read: doughnut). Bah.
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    • #3
      I know the feeling. I had about a grand in may and was about to get a whole lotta stuff, then my transmission dropped. $2500

      This week, I was gonna buy a *new* bookPC, AMP, and GPS, then my battery/alternator went, so I'm buying a *used* bookPC (no complaints, though).

      maybe my engine will explode next time I get some money for the DVD drive.
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      • #4
        i am curious as to what type of cars u guys are driving????
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        • #5
          That's too bad. But 64K is about average life for a clutch anyway. That's something that really annoys me about clutches. The clutch itself is like $200, but the 6 hours of labour to replace it is insane. And being a standard maintenance item, it should be MUCH easier to get to.

          I'm saving for a turbo right now, but it seems that will be delayed due to the accident and related unexpected expenses.
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          • #6
            Yeah. I think I was spoiled by my over-worked, under-paid clutch in my ranger going the distance for 175,000 miles before being replaced.. And I do mean over-worked..

            All in all the parts were about $80 (rebuild clutch, pressure plate, and new throwout bearing) and we did the labor ourselves.. I don't know about doing a clutch in a civic.. FWD and all. bleh.
            I cheat, I own an empeg.
            Meskimen's Law: There's never time to do it right, but there's always time to do it over.
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            • #7
              I was looking through my chilton book, and I know why they quoted me at $800

              The clutch itself is easy, but they have to remove the entire gearbox to get to it
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Arby:
                <STRONG>I was looking through my chilton book, and I know why they quoted me at $800

                The clutch itself is easy, but they have to remove the entire gearbox to get to it </STRONG>
                Any clutch replacement requires you to take out the tranny. FWD clutches are acctually pretty easy to do. You just get the axles out of the way and remove the tranny.
                I would say if you have done a RWD clutch you'll be able to do a FWD clutch.

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                • #9
                  My Nissan Maxima in 105k miles has only needed standard maintenance/wear items.

                  It's very uncommon for Maximas to need clutch replacement before 150k, if ever, unless you're grinding the thing, or boosting.

                  Auto tranny goes out and need a rebuild for a lot of people in the 100k-150k range though (but not everyone, still plenty healthy ones)
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