Thread: Clutch question
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:09 PM   #2
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Its impossible to know the condition of the pressure plate and/or flywheel until its disassembled. The shop was correct to let you know beforehand that this part may require replacement.

A rule of thumb says that if you have the repair done before the clutch goes metal to metal, you have a good chance of re-using it, but there are a lot of factors that can alter this outcome. As always, your mileage may vary.

Best way to avoid getting ripped off is to ask for the old parts back and ask the shop to show you where/why they needed replacement.
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