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Cost of Clutch Replacement?


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#1 hohieu

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 04:49 PM

I am just trying to budget for anticipated maintenance. We live in the city, and as our 99 Forester just turned 100K miles. Clutch is still fine for the moment, but I am curious as to what labor will cost for a clutch, rear main seal, and separator plate replacement?

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:21 PM

$500 would be a good target. don't forget new throw out bearing and pilot bearing. they are normally included in a clutch kit, but not always. if the clutch is fine and no signs, drive easy and it'll last quite a long time. if you get good at shifting without using the clutch and do alot of highway driving (easiest place to shift without using the clutch) you might be surprised how long it lasts. never done it in the newer soobs, but my XT6 is really easy to drive like that. my truck is much trickier.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 07:52 PM

Right, I would replace the T-O and pilot bearings, clutch disc, and pressure plate, and planned on just resurfacing the flywheel. Are you thinking $500 for labor on this job?

As for the clutchless shifting, I did it occasionally on a Corolla I used to have, but it works much better on my motorcycle. It's almost impossible on the Forester tranny. The reason I'm thinking about the clutch is that I live in Philadelphia, where all the the stop and go driving will cause premature clutch wear.

My clutch still has some life left in it. I 'm just trying to plan ahead.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 08:06 PM

i just replaced my clutch.

i called the subie dealer to get the specs on the height of the step on the flywheel and they told me they don't ever resurface them and not to. so i would be hesistant on going to a dealer. as far as i know if you don't resurface your flywheel they void the warranty on your clutch.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 09:02 PM

I was quoted about $950 at a shop in northern Virginia for the clutch, TO bearing, resurfacing the flywheel, and rear main seal on a 2.2 Impreza. Clutch slipped a few times but i managed to tighten it up and I’ve been driving for about 13,000 miles since then so I haven't actually had it done.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 09:44 PM

i just replaced my clutch.

i called the subie dealer to get the specs on the height of the step on the flywheel and they told me they don't ever resurface them and not to. so i would be hesistant on going to a dealer. as far as i know if you don't resurface your flywheel they void the warranty on your clutch.


The Factory Service Manual says the same thing, which is pretty surprising. I wonder why.

I was quoted about $950 at a shop in northern Virginia for the clutch, TO bearing, resurfacing the flywheel, and rear main seal on a 2.2 Impreza. Clutch slipped a few times but i managed to tighten it up and I’ve been driving for about 13,000 miles since then so I haven't actually had it done.


That quote seems a little high to me. I guess it depends on the price of the parts they're using. Good deal on stretching your clutch out the extra miles -- only pedal height adjustments on the newer hydraulic clutches.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 11:57 PM

Sooby flywheels are already light weight and thin. You machine the flywheel it will most likely warp from heat. Its cheaper to buy a flywheel and replace it then to take the entire thing apart again when it chatters later.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 06:24 PM

I just got a quote for $700 today.




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