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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-11-2009, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch Replacement Cost

Hi all,
I am about to purchase a 2004 XT with manual transmission. It has been meticulously maintained, had the full 105k service, etc. However, it has 139k miles and I believe it's still on the original clutch.

If the clutch goes, how much would it cost to have it replaced?

Also, anything else I should look out for in a 2004 XT with this many miles? I'm trying to budget for any likely problems / maintenance that may pop up.

Thanks!

ps. I tried a search but didn't find cost estimates for the clutch... I apologize if this has been discussed before.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-13-2009, 05:43 PM
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Hey Wahoo,

I don't know exactly what you might pay for a clutch for an 04XT, only thing I can tell you is that yeeaarrss ago (probably 9-10yrs) I had an 1990 Integra that needed a new clutch. From what I can remember it was about 800-1000 installed, but my memory is very fuzzy on that one. Hope that helps a bit, but clutch replacement can vary greatly from car to car...or shop to shop.
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about 400 to install at a subaru dealership, can't remember about parts. PM Ben at Hodges Subaru (they are a vender on this site) and see what he can do for you for parts!

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I've been pricing clutch replacement as well, for my '05 Legacy 2.5GT, 5MT.

The dealership estimates 4 to 5 hours, at their usual labor rate of $90 per hour. That's just an up-front estimate, I haven't done any haggling, yet.

Parts will depend on who/what you decide to go with, and how aggressive you are in negotiation or hunting the bargain, of course!

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Thanks everyone. While it's not cheap, it's still music to my ears compared to the $2000 it cost to replace the clutch on my Audi A4.
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That shouldnt be more than 2.5hrs book time. You'll need pressure plate too but these are LOW TECh comodity parts dont pay big bucks for them. MAybe 200-
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What about resurfacing the flywheel ?

I have a 98 forester with 90k miles , no slippage, but
chattery clutch at takeoff, and pedal must be pressed to the floor to disengage . I was told no adjustment for pedal travel, true ?

I was planning to use the exedy kit listed above, comments on that ?

Also should the flywheel be resurfaced as long as it's out in the accessible ?

Thanks for feedback /
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Have the flywheel examined for cracks, and be prepared to find some.

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I was just reading a thread somwhere where they were saying you had to pull the engine to get to the clutch? Or take off the axles? Is this right? Can't be, can it?
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I was just reading a thread somwhere where they were saying you had to pull the engine to get to the clutch? Or take off the axles? Is this right? Can't be, can it?
There's two methods. Move the engine or move the transmission.

If you move the engine, it's generally fully removed.

If you move the trans, you will probably need to disconnect the axles to slide it back far enough (along with a few other support components). I've seen it done with the axles attached, but it was a tight squeeze.

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There's two methods. Move the engine or move the transmission.

If you move the engine, it's generally fully removed.

If you move the trans, you will probably need to disconnect the axles to slide it back far enough (along with a few other support components). I've seen it done with the axles attached, but it was a tight squeeze.
Yikes. I guess $1200 isn't a bad price, then.
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If the car is driven with the clutch slipping does that wear down the flywheel?
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Had mine done last year (same model and year as you). Subaru dealership down the road wanted $1800 for labor and parts. Had it done for $1500 at an independent transmission shop.

Edit: That included all recommended clutch type work, seals, bearings, and such.
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