I own a 2011 Ford Mustang Coupe with a manual transmission (V6 Model). My dealer diagnosed a throw out bearing and a pilot bearing malfunction, obviously needing replacement.
This car is an absolute cream puff, I drive it only 500-1,000 miles per year, it is in it’s 10th year (2011 purchased in 2010). It is my summer car, it sits in the garage from Oct-May, and then it is driven on weekends to the golf course.
Now to my question, the real expense here is getting into the clutch, what else should I replace or have done as long as it is opened up? Ford is saying it is possible it needs a new pressure plate and then resurface the flywheel. I am wondering if I should also have things like the slave cylinder, fluid flush fill, etc. I don’t drive the car hard, but it has never had a smooth clutch, EVER. I bought the car in 2012 used with 7,000 miles on it. I am frustrated it even needs work, as I have had manual transmission cars my entire life (I am 53) and believe it or not, I’ve NEVER had to have any of my cars worked on for clutch problems. I am simply not hard on my clutch.
The job itself is getting expensive, right now about $900 to do the throw out and pilot bearings. The more I have done the higher this will go. I want the thing fixed for good. Also, do I stick to OEM parts, or does the aftermarket have better stuff I’d be happy with?