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Old 01-19-2008, 11:56 PM   #1
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I have a 2004 F-150 Heritage which I believe is the same as a 2003 F-150. I believe my clutch slave cylinder is leaking. Since it's internal I think the tranny has to be dropped. How much is this going to cost me? Should I have the clutch replaced at the same time? It's got 60,000 miles on it. Also any suggestions on where I can have this done the cheapest? I heard transmission shops may give me a better price. I appreciate anyone's input. Thanks
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Old 01-22-2008, 12:47 AM   #2
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Exclamation Ah, the old leaking slave cylinder trick

If your slave cylinder is leaking, then yes, tranny removal is the only way. If you are not handy under the hood, I don't sugest you try it. It's not something you want to take on in your driveway. And if you've ever worked on a hyd clutch before...forget what you know. Ford over engineered this one. Hopefully I've talked you out of doing it yourself.
A good shop will probably charge you in the relm of $500.00-$600.00. Starting to think about doing yourself again aren't you? Don't do it, unless you have a couple of guys to help you, level ground, and full reserve of cuss words. Mechanics earn every penny of that job.
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I took it to a shop. I know a guy that works there. I had a clutch kit installed since the transmission was already out for the slave cylinder. Total with tax was $873. He said the clutch kit was $399, I don't know if that included labor or not but I hope I got a decent price, I think I did
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I took it to a shop. I know a guy that works there. I had a clutch kit installed since the transmission was already out for the slave cylinder. Total with tax was $873. He said the clutch kit was $399, I don't know if that included labor or not but I hope I got a decent price, I think I did
$474.00 is one hell of a tip! I can only asume that includes some labor.
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Thats not a bad price.
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I don't think that is a bad price either, I was talking about the labor comment.
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I would have done it myself but I have the experience and the equipment. If you are not sure of what you are doing you are better off paying to have it done. You made a wise choice.
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I was charged about $100 for the slave cylinder, 3 hrs labor @ $90/hr, $399 for the clutch kit, no extra labor, and $20 for an oil change, and the rest was taxes, environmental fee and whatever else, I also got another $10 off so it was $863. They got it done quick and they seem to have done a good job. It hurts the pocketbook a bit but I couldn't have done it myself. Even if I could, I wouldn't have gotten it done as quickly as I needed it. Thanks to everyone for the input so I didn't get screwed.
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That sounds great! Glad your back up and running. If you get a chance to help a buddy do one of those, I would jump on it. There always an advantage to having been and done that. That alone can help prevent the perverbial screw.
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