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Old 06-23-2008
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Clutch and Slave cylinder replacement

I had somebody look at my truck today to see what could possibly be wrong with it. yesterday i was driving down the road and i hit a bump and i felt the clutch slip, so i assumed the clutch was going out and i have assumed this for some time now, but when the guy looked at it he said the slave cylinder and clutch needed replacing. He said he could do it for $550 parts and labor, does this sound reasonable? im hoping so because its a little too late to say no now, but i want to know if im being overcharged, but i will have my truck back in time to make it to work tomorrow, so thats a plus.
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thats a damn good deal on parts and labor.....
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it sounded decent to me, especially since last august i had my tranny rebuilt for about 600 and had another 300 into it being dropped and put back in ( tranny was dropped, shipped somewhere else where it was rebuilt, then shipped back, and put in), luckily my manager at work is neighbors with a mechanic, who works on vehicles on the side
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just for ur peace of mind, parts is about half what ur payin, so ur gettin a really good deal
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yea, I'd say with the normal upcharge on parts they would be about 300 bucks for the clutch and slave.
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sweet thanks for reassuring me guys, i figured i was getting a deal, but i didnt know for sure
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You are getting, imo, a STEAL! Do it.
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well, i get it back in an hour or so, im hoping it is fixed for the most part, he made a list of things that could use to be fixed, but arent necessarily a priority, so we'll see what his suggestions are


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It ended up costing $580, which still isnt bad, As for the list of repairs that i need:
Exhaust
Tie rods; inner and outer on drivers side
Shocks in rear
gas tank sending unit, and a new tank ( i have a leak, which i already knew about)
serpentine belt
Radiator
Belt tensioner
Axle u-joints
A new lock out for my passenger side front wheel
Oh, and he said i need a new pinion? in the front of my rear axle

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btw, it runs beautifully, just need to get used to the new clutch :)
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I'm jealous.. he sounds like a hell of a mechanic. And he did what all mechanics should do, check the entire underside fo the vehicle front to back. Not bad bud, good to hear its sounding great! :-D I can feel my own clutch gringing just about everytime I shift on own truck.. so I am 99% sure I need to do the slaves, and I might as well get a new clutch while I'm at it.. part of that "prevent before explosion" situation I like to do =)
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Mike...don't do anything til you can't drive the truck....that's what I do. lol. Give me a yell when you need to do it. I might have the facility & tools avaliable. lol.
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Mike...don't do anything til you can't drive the truck....that's what I do. lol. Give me a yell when you need to do it. I might have the facility & tools avaliable. lol.
yup can do! It still feels plenty fine fo rme, I can still break the tires loose if I need to :-D Not to mention, spinning cookies on a gravel road probably doesnt help.. or that constant need to feel your tires hook up and propel you forward at a fun rate of speed
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it works well, just a slight stutter when going into motion, idk if thats normal?
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shuttering is usually a sign of a bent clutch disc.
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