Car repair


#1

We have a 2005 Ford Fusion, it needs a new clutch , the dealer wants $850 and then on top of that they said the starter is bad, and want $ 250. Is this excessive? Or is it right?


#2

Sounds cheap to me from a dealer. Of course, an independant mechanic will charge less, and do just as good a job. BTW, what happened to the clutch? I’ve never replaced a clutch on a car only 3 years old. On my last several manual shift cars, the clutch lasted 150,000 miles.


#3
What is wrong with the starter??  

I agree with Busted that the price seems reasonable (at least for a dealer, but I think I would want an independent to take a look at both the clutch and the starter and then you can decide.  

Remember that dealers are no better or worse than independents but they are almost always more expensive.


#4

the price is right!!

but some advice, like i told my kids. if you are wearing out a clutch on a three year old car, you need to adjust your driving/shifting/acceleration habits.

as BK said, a clutch should last years and years. possibly the lifetime of the car. so you may want to think about your driving habits.


#5

Clutch set Ford #7E5Z-7B546-A @ $375.27 list plus labor and flywheel surfacing on a fwd transaxle…price sounds ok. starter Ford# 6E5Z-11002-AA @ $223.07 list . First year for fusion is '06 , is this what you have or is the '05 you’re refering to not a Fusion ?