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They drove 60 miles to Seattle, the new clutch had less than 40 miles from driving the previous two days. The car was smoking, and would not
get up to speed, so they pulled over and had it towed.
The receipt charges are clutch kit, flywheel resurface and trans fluid.
Parts $528. labor $478.
I drove the car and it shifts o.k. on flat surface streets but we have a freeway
entrance we use alot and it is an incline and the car does not have any power going onto the freeway.
The mechanic says we clutch is burned out and needs to be replaced again.
It is under warranty with AC Delco supposedly but they are saying we
need to pay again.
was this done at a dealer?or independant shop ? if you drive that at @ 5 MPH and shift it into 3rd and floor the car will the engine rev up and the car not move well at all?
Independent shop. They have the car so I don't know.
I can't test it out.
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ok in a nutshell i find it hard to believe your kids did this .as im sure they drove the car in the past and didn't have the clutch burn out in 40 miles.i feel the clutch or pressure plate was defective or it was installed in correctly.i know those parts or covered by warranty but most shops also get re embursed for warranty clutch repair labor from the parts manufacturer.it might be a hard fight with them but i would as them if the clutch is warrenty why is the labor not? im sure there answer will be they can just get the part covered but not the labor.on the slip or receipt you have for the clutch what does it way about labor warrenty? if not explained there on that call your local DMV and ask them what the labor laws are for what you had done at that shop.but i smell a rat and if they can warrenty the clutch kit im curious why the clutch labor will not be covered by the clutch company ? as more honest reputable places stand behind the parts they put in.and if the kit they are going to warrenty to me shows fault in the parts if they will warrenty them.does that make sense? sorry for the rant but it boils my blood when a shop will not do the right thing i could see if they did the clutch 6 months ago ect...but 40 miles? im not buying that your kids did it