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Question DetailsAsked on 8/14/2013

Price on replacing a clutch in a 1996 jeep cherokee.

I think my clutch is going out on my 1996 Jeep Cherokee. I would like to know a good price from a knowledgable, trustworthy mechanic to replace it.

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Not having gotten a response in several days I doubt you will get one from a mechanic on this forum, which is predominately keyed to home and personal care issues. while you can find local auto repair shops here (Search the List, in green banner header bar), I suspect most auto enthusiasts and mechanics populate the gearhead blogs rather than Angie's List. Try googling this phrase for applicable sites - jeep clutch replacement cost

Generally, for a relatively simple vehicle like a Jeep, a clutch replacement will run about $600-800 at a transmission or general repair shop using remanufactured parts like you would get at NAPA or similar if you were doing it yourself. Remanufactured parts kit (pilot and throwout bearings, disc, return springs) cost about $200, the rest is labor including removing and refacing (turning) the flywheel. About $1200-1800 at a Jeep/Chrysler dealer with factory new parts, which includes entirely new clutch housing, pressure plate, and disc, and turning the flywheel.

Bear in mind that if it is only slipping or dragging or squeeking a bit, it may just need adjustment or lubrication, which is a very cheap job and typically needs to be done every 20-30,000 miles - typically minimum service charge, about $50-70. If it is catching, rattling, screaming, or howling, then maybe needs repair. If you have more than about 30-40,000 on it I would go for the cost of a rebuild if it needs to be removed for repair of any kind, because you are likely to need that anyway by about 50-70,000 miles, paticularly since most of the cost is the removal and replacement labor, not the rebuild parts.

Since you don't know what the problem is, be sure to get a diagnosis and firm quote before approving going ahead with anything more than adjust and lubricate, since once they have the transmission and clutch out they have you over the barrel with respect to cost of repair.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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