Can anyone tell me how much I should expect to pay to have a new clutch put into a 91 Ford Taurus SHO? The one quote I have is $1350.00 for parts and labor.
A clutch costs a couple hundred dollars and labor really shouldn't be that expensive :2cents:
Found a place in the next town over that will do it for $425.00. That sounds much better.
Damn you would have gotten ripped off if it weren't for one of the few mechanics on this forum :wink2:
In Wichita you can usually get something like that done for around $320.
I would do it for 250-300 since he's on car-forums :hi:
You guys are lucky to have cheap car parts. My bmw's clutch was around 400$, with free labor seeing as I put it in.
$234.88 at Advance Auto Parts.
i would go to advanced auto then!
i came up with 262 for the clutch and 6.6 hours labour, wtf is the labour rate down there if they can do the job for 400$ something is wrong
the reason it's 6.6 hours labor is b/c all the manuals recommend that the
engine be pulled w/ the trans, as there is just not room to get the tranny
past the subframe w/ the engine in...
now here's a shortcut (for the brave souls)
take the motor mount bolts off the subframe, then lift and support the engine (overhead hoist, cherry picker, w/e--i used a 4x4 beam across the strut towers w/ some chain...) then remove the subframe! then remove the trans! saves a crapload of time. i had to do 2 taurus wagon trannies in one week, and after much :banghead: :banghead: on the first before coming up w/ this solution, i was dreading the 2nd... :2cents:
I just held the engine up with a tranny jack while I took out the
sub-frame. There's plenty of room to take it out once that sub-frame is
out of the way, plus the motor mount bolts should hold the engine in place
just fine with the extra support of the tranny. Depending on the engine of
The first one's always a bitch though. Then after that, you're an expert.
yeah the first tranni i pulled was an axod out of a taurus, automatice though and after a day of fighting i got it out and that night a ford tech came by and said yeah we just pull the subframes off, shortcuts always cost in the end is what i have found, should just follow the book because they wrote it for a reason right? maybe it's just me but having a shop that shorcuts stuff just to make some extra bucks is not very proffesional, and shops that cut prices to meet other shop estimates or better, well did ya ever wonder how they do it? someone is losing out and i can bet it aint the shop
so tell me how that shortcut can cost you in the end...
i dunno was just saying, shortcuts usually suck in the end, but i hate seeing how people try to make flatrate cuz they wanna make extra bucks and the customer gets shafted right in the poop shute, cuz they rushed to finish a job and just forgot a couple things.....you must know by now ive seen some wierd stuff.