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Clutch and DMF


Has anyone driven a GT jtd from new? How stiff should a normal clutch be.

I bought my 05 GT jtd with 75K miles 3 months ago and the clutch feels really stiff and notchy and vibrates when I pull off in lower gears. Unbearable in traffic.

Is it normal for clutches and DMF's to fail after only 75K?
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My clutch failed at 40k, I wouldn't be at all surprised that the original clutch/DMF are going at 75k.

Stiff and notchy could also be mucky bushings on the release arm, but to properly clean it up and lube it the bell housing needs to come off, at which point you might as well do the clutch.. You can certainly get lube/oil down to the bushing from above without too much dis-assembly which might help, but you're probably only putting off the inevitable!
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I plan to keep the car for at least 5 years so i guess if it needs doing then I may as well go for it. It's going to be an expensive few months. New subframe and front suspension is on the list as well.
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Doubt there's really any great difference lubricating the lower bush directly with the gearbox removed and doing it by just dripping oil down the release arm with the gearbox in position. Big difference in cost however. Did mine 2 years ago by the cheap and easy method and it's still fine. Changing a clutch which otherwise works OK without first trying the lubricating trick mentioned above is a total waste of money.
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Lubricating the arm works if the arm is the issue. Mine was stiff but turned out to be the pressure plate. After being stiff for so long the release bearing finally broke off the fork.

Worth lubing first, if it helps then cool. If not clutch may need replacing.
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