My husband's response has always been: "I've driven tons of stick-shifts and I've never worn out the clutch."
I say: "My dad is a mechanic and he says it wears it out faster."
He says: "Whatever, I'm not changing the way I drive because I don't think that's true."
So... not only today did I get to tell him "I told you so." But so did the transmission mechanic as he handed us a bill for $730 dollars. (Clutch and slave chamber replacement.) The icing on the cake though... is that this is the same guy we just paid $2000 dollars two days prior to rebuild the transmission on our 05 Taurus because that failed on my way home from picking my brother up at the airport at 1 am.
!!TWO FREAKING TRANSMISSIONS IN ONE WEEK?!!
|I see you removed my transmission, now can you put it back where you found it?|
|Clutch disc worn down to the rivets.|
Today's lesson is: It is much cheaper to replace your brakes than to pay someone $85 an hour to take out the transmission and replace the clutch.
It is also cheaper to replace a clutch than to rebuild an automatic transmission.
DON'T SIT ON THE CLUTCH AT RED LIGHTS, AND DON'T SAY I DIDN'T TELL YOU SO!