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Clutch Replacement Cost

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#21 OFFLINE   piste


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Posted 18 July 2010 - 06:42 PM

Listen to 87pathy. And believe me when i say that removing the trans on a stock suspension wd21 is a PITA. You gotta lower the front diff and remove the tbars.

On an r50 it should be pretty easy though cause there are none. And yes go with a stock clutch I know people that have well over 500k on the original nissan clutch.

Well that's pretty dang interesting....I'll first state that yes I DO know how to use a clutch....but I am original owner of a '97 SE and I replaced original clutch in 2003 at 70K miles....put the next one in about 40K miles later in fall of 2007....zoiks! Both done at dealer...I'm thinking if it fails again I should do it myself.

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 09:41 PM

I'm at 125,000 miles, still on original clutch. I did replace the release bearing myself at 100,000 miles because it was making a whine. I couldn't see paying a mechanic $800 to replace a $40 part. Of course, it did take me well over 10 hours to do, even though I had access to a full shop including hydraulic lift, transmission jack, and every tool I needed. It is a PITA to drop the transmission. Had to remove the exhaust from the catalytic converters back because the tranny wouldn't clear it by about 2 inches. Also, that top bolt on the bell housing is a bitch to get to if you don't have a REALLY long extension for your wrench. Had to stand all the way at the back by the rear driveshaft with a 4-foot extension on the ratchet to get at the right angle.


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