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Old 03-08-2013, 12:24 AM
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slipping clutch or pressure plate?

clutch is slipping. a friend gave me a good used clutch disc. would replacing that fix it, or are pressure plates more likely to go out than the clutch disc wearing out. thanks. just don't want to do the disc and have it still slip.

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Then take that doubt out of your head and do it the right way the 1st time.Replace the entire assembly,and resurface the flywheel.
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Please take Ricks advise and go with all new stuff. A complete clutch kit to include new pilot bearing, pressure plate, & clutch disc will be less than $200. Most auto parts houses now stock resurfaced flywheels for less than $100. Money well spent. Once you get the trans out, check the input shaft seal to be sure it is not leaking gear oil out into the clutch assembly as that will quickly destroy your new clutch. Also check for play at the input shaft as the shaft retainers & shaft, are wear items that commonly need replacing.
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The guys a right. Normally you'd replace disc, pressure plate, and have the flywheel turned. Along with that you'ed want to replace throw out hearing and check or replace pilot bushing/bearing. The old disc, pressure plate and flywheel will be mirror images of each other so all the surface areas might not be flat and or scored. So after saying all that if your doing this on the cheap and the flywheel and pressure plate are not badly damaged, you could install your buddies free clutch disc and give it a try. If it doesn't slip your ok. You've only spent your labor. If it doesn't work you get to do the job twice. If it was me I'd do it right the first time, but I'm old and that tranny is heavy. But that's me. Your young and still have all you fingers so it'd a dision you'll have to make.

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