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well, it depends on where you drive. i've never seen a clutch go UNDER 200k miles in my area, its just the way it is. Now, if your in a more urban area, then yea, i can see why itd be worn at 100k.
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^^Or towing, or offroad, or beating the holy high hell out of it.
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which should not be standard policy lol, i treat mine pretty easy. but those things do put alot more wear on it, that is for sure.
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No, unless you were DIYing it. Why would you pay a few hundred in labor and put an old clutch back in? It may look good but if your pressure plate goes there goes another few hundred in labor.....all this is paying someone labor of course, if you DIY that's a simple matter of time, not money.

I doubt anyone is going to do an internal slave for 100 bucks, all the cost in a clutch job is taking the trans apart, not so much the parts.....what you did was smart preventative maintenance. I did reuse a clutch once when my wife wrecked her 01 and the 04 needed a new one, but the wrecked clutch had 20k on it.
you dont even need to touch the clutch to do the save so why pay all the extra labor to do it? that is what is bumping his labor charges so high. now they are doing the clutch they can charge a lot more because it will take them a few more "hours" to replace the clutch. even though it is a ten minute job when the trans is out

i would have just had them replace the slave... if i were the op i would get my old clutch back to see how worn it is for myself. that is the best way to see if he got ripped
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Got the truck back and $550 later, only difference is shifting is smoother and the clutch is stiffer. I didnt ask about the old clutch bc honestly i wouldnt know what to look for. He told me the original slave wasnt bad but the clutch was pretty bad...so i guess its a good Idea to get it replaced

Oh and i only have 1 year 12,000 mile warrenty..
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look for signs of heat (purple, blue colors) broken springs, cracks, warpage....
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you dont even need to touch the clutch to do the save so why pay all the extra labor to do it? that is what is bumping his labor charges so high. now they are doing the clutch they can charge a lot more because it will take them a few more "hours" to replace the clutch. even though it is a ten minute job when the trans is out

i would have just had them replace the slave... if i were the op i would get my old clutch back to see how worn it is for myself. that is the best way to see if he got ripped
What's bumping his charges so high (actually quite low for a clutch job) is the removal of the trans, tcase, lower Y pipe, and the associated nightmare of stuck/hard to reach bolts that come with it. I know, I've done 3 slaves/clutches now, one of which was a rusted out 94 and broken manifold studs on my 01.

If any shop charges significantly less to replace an INTERNAL slave then I'd run FAR away from that shop! I really doubt the guy would cut him a break on labor if he did not have to take off the clutch.....
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