'94 Ford Explorer - standard transmission needs new clutch

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#1

Good morning friends! I’ve got a '94 Ford Explorer with a standard transmission - they only made a few of them. But it needs a clutch. Service garages are quoting $1000. Any suggestions? It runs great - but it’s got 247,000 miles on it. I only paid $500 for it 8 months ago. Your suggestions? I’m ready to donate it to a charity.


#2

Look around your vicinity to see if there is a high school or community college with an auto repair class. You might be able to get the work done for just a little more than the cost of parts. The completion time would probably be a couple of days but the process would help the students have hands on experience of power train repair.

Let us know what you finally decided.


#3

Good suggestion. Actually I work at a community college, and their rule of thumb is no vehicles over 10 years - since the majority of knowledge they want to give the students relates to newer vehicles. So the '94 is just too old for their interest.


#4

There’s nothing really that different between doing a clutch on a '94 (or a '54 for that matter) and a modern car. You might still give it a shot.


#5

Good point. I’m going to keep working on this. I’ll let you know what I find out. School’s still out for the holiday’s but the faculty will be back tomorrow, I think. I’ll keep you posted. And thanks for your help on this!