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Unread 06-07-2007, 05:20 PM   #1
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average cost of a new clutch

I need to know the average cost on the install of a clutch including everything from labor to the cost in parts. I think mine is going fast.

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Unread 06-07-2007, 06:14 PM   #2
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about 700 around here. Mine was more because I had them crack open the tranny and inspect the syncros and such.

Maybe more maybe less, the shop that did mine is the best in town and I am happy. Labor will kill you on this job.
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Unread 06-07-2007, 06:19 PM   #3
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Labor will kill you on this job.
Yep it about killed me a few months ago when I replaced my TJ's clutch. I've done my last Wrangler clutch job.
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Unread 06-07-2007, 07:23 PM   #4
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That is the reason I took it to the shop. I would have taken a LOOOONNNNG time to finish the job. The shop had my heep back in less than 24 hours, with a warranty. If I did the work the warranty would be on me. Ouch. Most other stuff except for heavy metal drive train work I do myself.
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Unread 06-07-2007, 08:37 PM   #5
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Yep it about killed me a few months ago when I replaced my TJ's clutch. I've done my last Wrangler clutch job.

Jerry: How long did it take you to do? what were the biggest headaches you had?
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Unread 06-07-2007, 08:45 PM   #6
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I'm new to jeep, but is it realy that hard to do it yourself. Iv done a compleate clutch jobs on 87 & 94 camaros, a 98 neon, a 94 astro van, and a few more. I wouldent think it would be hard on the jeep, I mean the camaros was a good 6-8 hour job to do, but they are just a cramp Pain.

well then again, I realy have not look that close at my jeep trany yet, so I could be missing something they might make it one pain in the *****
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Unread 06-07-2007, 08:50 PM   #7
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I've done it on '70 Z-28, but these cars don't have the transfer case and skid pads, not to mention the after-market engine skid I have on... so I can imagine it's a lot of work. I would pay 700$ for parts and labor.
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Unread 06-07-2007, 08:52 PM   #8
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I've not replaced a clutch myself, but I found a write-up for a '97 TJ clutch replacement while trying to figure out if I was up to the task of replacing my own. Seems to be a bit over my own head, but then I'm not a mechanic by even the loosest definition of the word.

http://www.4x4xplor.com/clutch.html

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Unread 06-07-2007, 09:03 PM   #9
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Well, I'm no where near a Mechanic, the only things I can do is a break job, clutch, I built a few 350s, and some misc jobs on my toys, but I was luck, I got a friend who does all this just as a hobby so over the past few years I'v learned alot. I'd say though $700 seems close to a fair price, Just make sure the mechanic dont use a crap clutch kit, or talk you into a clutch thats way more than you need. Iv seen friends go to a shop with mustangs only pushing +350hp and they talk them into a stage 5 clutch that is useless for such lower hp.

Dont forget to break in your clutch!!!!! unless you want chunks of it laying in your dust shield. lol


PS, just saw the link up there, thats a tad more work for a clutch, WOW. take it to the jeep shop, if you dont know what your are doing that could take you a few days.
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Unread 06-07-2007, 09:42 PM   #10
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I replaced the clutch in my first YJ and in my 66 Mustang. The Mustang was cake but the Jeep was a long involved process that I will not repeat again. It's been 10 years since I did the two of them I still cringe at the thought.
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Unread 06-08-2007, 10:35 AM   #11
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Jerry: How long did it take you to do? what were the biggest headaches you had?
I didn't have a lot of help so mine took me two long days. No real major headaches, there's just a lot to remove and unbolt to finally get the transmission out. Unlike a car where the transmission is "right there" and fairly easy to get out and a clutch job isn't that bad, the Jeep's tranny also has a transfer case and linkage that has to be removed, plus my Rubicon Exprss skidplate isn't as easy to remove and replace as the factory skidplate is. For a young stud it isn't a huge job but it's definitely a big step up in difficulty when compared to the same job on a rwd car.
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When my tranny died July 2006 the labor to remove it and install it was about $350. At that time it was 90*F+ & 99% humidity for the entire month. I have to do all my work outside on jack stands so the labor cost was well worth it. All the clutches I have done in the past were either in the winter, indoors, on a lift and were rear wheel drive only. Piece of cake that way.

Were I work they no longer have the air conditioned garage with the lift.
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