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Old 10-31-2000, 10:55 AM   #1
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Question Clutch Labor Cost?

Alright, I got quoted at least $450 for labor alone to get my clutch replace. Does this sound reasonable? Pam from autocaresubaru quoted $250-$300. But I'm not in California. This is more than what she had said. Just wanna know if I'm getting rip off or not. I'm checking around also but shops are unwilling to replace the clutch with an aftermarket clutch. Sucks. Thanks.

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Old 10-31-2000, 11:05 AM   #2
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My local dealer wants ~$500. However, I wouldn't let them touch my car even if it were under warranty. That's the bad thing about Subaru-- very small volume = little dealer selection except in very large cities.

A local independent shop (The Clutch Guys) quoted me at $250.
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Old 10-31-2000, 11:09 AM   #3
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The dealership should charge you for 6 hours of labor for a clutch job (that's what their book tells them). I was told this comes to about $400 just for labor.
Just keep calling around to different shops, you're bound to find one that'll do what you want. The problem will be if they don't know anything about Subarus. You'd almost be better off doing it yourself, if that were the case. But I'd take it to the dealer before it came to that. I'm sure they'd put in what ever clutch you wanted as long as you paid for everything and you understood that your drive-train warranty would no longer be valid.
Good luck
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Old 10-31-2000, 11:11 AM   #4
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Has anybody posted a guide on how to change your clutch (with pics) & flywheel?

I don't have a lift, but I'm fairly flexible & I'm figuring that I could spend the clutch install $ on a new flywheel instead.
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Old 10-31-2000, 01:42 PM   #5
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From experience at a dealership....
A clutch job can last anywhere from 5-9 hours! I would guess yours would be 6 or 7. Labor at most Subaru dealers is around 68-70 dollars an hour. That doesn't include parts.

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Old 10-31-2000, 02:46 PM   #6
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Wac, exactly what I was looking for, thank you.

Some of the pics on your site are dead...
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Old 10-31-2000, 07:30 PM   #7
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Our dealership only charges 5 hours labor at approx.70 per hour, plus you have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty. Although, you would be better off with a stronger clutch assembly if you've done any modifications.
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Old 11-01-2000, 12:08 AM   #8
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Has anybody posted a guide on how to change your clutch (with pics) & flywheel?
I've posted this before: http://wac.addr.com/auto/obs/clutch/clutch.html

The page is still incomplete, as I was going to take more pics on my clutch install. But Rallispec beat me to it when they installed the turbo.

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Old 11-01-2000, 12:21 AM   #9
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Do a search it has been covered here before. It is not a job for the timid, but it can certainly be done. If I could do it, you can do it.
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