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Bunchgrass 03-14-2011 04:00 PM

Clutch toughts
I'm needing to make a trip across the country here pretty quick and after my 2000 Ram 2500 4x4 NV4500 trans taking a good beating this winter, I 'm feeling like my clutch might be nearing the end of its useful life - 168,000 miles. So, does that seem like about the practical life of said clutch and what is "reasonable" to expect cost wise to have it replaced? I've got 2 ests right now - $1600 from a dealership and $1150 from a diesel shop. They said clutch (I'm assuming that's pilot/throwout bearings too) $550, labor $500, $125 to r/r and resurface flywheel.

So, what do you think? I really don't need to get stranded 1500 miles from home with a trailer full of equipment:SHOCKED:

RamTech 03-14-2011 04:04 PM

it really depends on what kind of miles you put on your truck. I've seen trucks with highway miles go 200k miles and hard working trucks with a lot of stop and go driving barely make 95k miles.

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