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Noisy Clutch
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Hello,

Not knowing a great deal about the mechanics side i can be sure that a loud squealling clutch is not good when changing gear.

Does this mean im getting towards the end of the clutch and is it safe to drive????

Anyone had one replaced average costs would help
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#2
Squealing when pulling away could be the flywheel bearing for the input shaft is dry.If it only squeals on gear changing it may be the f/w bearing or 1st sign of release bearing failure.If you have the clutch done,have the gearoil changed at the same time.
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Anyone had there MK1 clutch changed??? iv heard it can be expensive
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#4
Yup! Had mine done in the summer, £622 inc. Don't let Mr. Clutch anywhere near it!
(Unless you want to spend long hours in their waiting room while they sort out all of the
mistakes they made.)
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(05-12-2012, 11:40 AM)OlJeffers Wrote:  Yup! Had mine done in the summer, £615 inc. Don't let Mr. Clutch anywhere near it!
(Unless you want to spend long hours in their waiting room while the sort out all of the
mistakes the made.)

That sounds a heck of a lot for a clutch.
Allow 4hrs max plus £150 tops for a gold plated clutch,it should be £350-400 max.(At a good independent garage).Or am I bonkers?
Civilised answers ONLY ta.
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(05-12-2012, 08:36 PM)ron Wrote:  That sounds a heck of a lot for a clutch.
Allow 4hrs max plus £150 tops for a gold plated clutch,it should be £350-400 max.(At a good independent garage).Or am I bonkers?
Civilised answers ONLY ta.

You don't want to know what my main dealer wanted for the job!
Both of the independents that I use quoted over £600.
They both guarantee their work, even against parts failure. So I went with the Cit/Pug specialists.
Actually, as you can see it was £622. I'll say this though:
I don't believe in something for nothing and I'm no longer capable
of doing this work myself. I have a better than average understanding of electrical and mechanical engineering.
So if I get back into my car after a repair and it feels 'right' then I'm happy.
'You pays yer money and you makes yer choice!' I've had one or two unpleasant experiences with 'well
established' privateers when the whole affair has ended with independent inspections and court action.
(Not to mention threats of unpleasantness, which were addressed separately! Angry )

I can't be bothered with all that now so I use someone who gets the job done right first time and will stand
behind the quality of their work.
   
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I agree with you about quality.It's normally the cheapest way in the long run.I just thought it seems a lot for a clutch replacement.(just noticed the thumbnail,it does look reasonable).
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Ron, you can see from parts fitted that the guy did his job and looked for
further wear and tear which, to me, is better than getting the job done as
fast as possible.
Reminiscing: I could change a clutch on my Mk1 GT Cortina at the side of the
road in about an hour! Oh...those were the days!!
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(06-12-2012, 08:32 PM)OlJeffers Wrote:  Ron, you can see from parts fitted that the guy did his job and looked for
further wear and tear which, to me, is better than getting the job done as
fast as possible.
Reminiscing: I could change a clutch on my Mk1 GT Cortina at the side of the
road in about an hour! Oh...those were the days!!

I agree,an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Those were indeed the days,VW Beetle clutch 45 mins & no backache.:thumbsup:
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2CV even easier, just take the engine off. By hand. On your own.

Engine hoists, pah. Wink

Those were the days. :S
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