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Clutch kit or disc?

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#1 Loyale90


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Posted 07 May 2011 - 03:49 PM

buyin a new clutch and i havent replaced it before. im kinda tight on cash and was wondering if i need the whole clutch kit or can just get the disc and bearings?

#2 87.5ea82txt


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Posted 07 May 2011 - 04:07 PM

I got a kit from oreillys for a fair price with a lifetime warrenty. Good clutch. Just have a friend that works at a machine shop plane the flywheel.

#3 WoodsWagon


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Posted 07 May 2011 - 08:43 PM

I have found pressure plates to have lost their spring tension so it slipped like a bad clutch. I put a new disk in and a used pressure plate from a known good donor car, and it worked great. I then took the disk from the slipping clutch and tossed it in a 2.5l WRX, where it's been working great.

So a slipping clutch may not be a worn out disk, it could be a failing pressure plate. That's why it's best to replace the pressure plate along with the disk and bearings.

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