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#16 dogdays1

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:27 PM

I am afraid to tell you a new DMF and clutch assembly will set you back between £800 and £1300 depending who does the job. Lets hope the DMF is OK ! I had one done this week and it cost me £814, the symptom was a clattering noise at tickover and when the engine shut down. How many miles has your car done?



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:43 PM

Oh.............My...........God, I can't tell my husband! It's done 137k



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:10 PM

Ok just been out to test a couple of things after reading your replies. There is no vibration on the clutch pedal and it doesn't rattle when the engine is switched off. Better start saving again anyway!



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 05:29 PM

We are only assuming its the Clutch/DMF,it could be anything. Its hard to say without actually looking at the car. Best get expert advice from someone in the trade you can trust.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 05:36 PM

Yes I will when I have the money to get something done about it, but from what I've read here and elsewhere online it seems to be the most popular diagnosis.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 05:51 PM

If its not rattling when you switch off the DMF is fine. But I would still recommend a clutch while your in there. 

 

Release bearings make this kind of noise, is noisy when no load on them but shut up when you depress the pedal. Im a technician with over 20 years experience and this is my bread and butter.

 

Parts for the clutch and bearing your only looking about £100-£150 from a parts factor. and to fit its a 6 hour job because the gearbox has to come off.

 

Dont be too dis-heartened its just generalwear and tear its not a sign of other serious issues



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 05:51 PM

Please let us know how this turns out. Good luck



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:04 PM

If its not rattling when you switch off the DMF is fine. But I would still recommend a clutch while your in there. 

 

Release bearings make this kind of noise, is noisy when no load on them but shut up when you depress the pedal. Im a technician with over 20 years experience and this is my bread and butter.

 

Parts for the clutch and bearing your only looking about £100-£150 from a parts factor. and to fit its a 6 hour job because the gearbox has to come off.

 

Dont be too dis-heartened its just generalwear and tear its not a sign of other serious issues

Thanks Kev! :) So how much am I looking at for a new clutch fitted? Are these release bearing thingies part of the clutch or something separate?

 

Love your avatar btw!



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:06 PM

Please let us know how this turns out. Good luck

Thanks for your help, that's another thing to add to my knowledge about cars. :D



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:46 PM

expect to pay about £300 is for a clutch AND release bearing fitted at a decent independant. Stay away from national chains. Your purse will thank you for that later!



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:18 AM

Thanks Kev, that's more bearable. :)



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 02:51 PM

So far I've had a quote for £900 and one person has said if I keep driving it, not only the clutch will go, but the starter motor, too. Another has said the clutch will go, but as we're going to replace the clutch anyway it's not such a big problem if it can hold out until we have the money saved. Just about to phone a local garage I trust for another quote.



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 06:05 PM

If you can get a flywheel ( same type  as Ford fitted) , a full clutch and concentric release bearing kit  fitted for £900 including the VAT you are doing quite well. Do not even consider a solid fly wheel as you will regret it later, when you drive the car. 137000 miles is not bad for a DMF as they are considered a service item like brakes and exhausts. Remember the labour is a big part of this job so get good bits fitted.

 I had mine done at Mr Clutch in Wycombe. I know them quite well and they have always treated me fairly.  



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 07:33 PM

Well I'm confused now! What was Kev talking about when he said £300? :wacko:



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:06 PM

Is it a kindve squeeky rattle?

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