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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-17-2019, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Trying to help a friend with 2012 Mustang clutch problems

Good female friend of mine is newly divorced and her sons 2012 Mustang V6 manual transmission clutch needs replacement. Shop (not a Ford dealer) quoted $1,600 but today called and said the flywheel (dual mass or something like that) cannot be resurfaced and needs to be replaced. $1,600 from Ford just for the flywheel and they are on "indefinite back order". Shop says they can find non Ford flywheel elsewhere for $800 or so. So $2400+ for a clutch (with non Ford parts) just seems excessive to me but I have no experience with paying for a transmission repair on any of my own vehicles ever. I would have guessed you could get a complete new transmission for $3-4K but what do I know.....

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I looked on rockauto and the part number for a 2012 V6 flywheel is DMF 230. I assume the DMF means Dual Mass Flywheel. It is out of stock and does not show a price.


The old Ford 7.3L diesel with a 5 speed used a DMF but most people have converted them to a SMF. Transmission "rollover" noise was the reason for the DMF.


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https://www.cjponyparts.com/spec-fly...-2017/p/MTF65/
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Standard procedure for folks with dual mass flywheels. They can't be turned when worn. So when people are faced with a stock replacement price the answer tends to be "how about no?" I've driven trucks and a couple of cars before and after dual mass conversions. I can't tell the difference. I'd have the Spec flywheel awhtx linked to already ordered if it were me. Spec is on point with a matching clutch kit too at about $275 I believe. Summit Racing also carries both.
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Thanks to both of you. I have advised her on the flywheel and clutch kit and she will review with the shop. Will save a bunch of money and this is a teen driver so any perceived additional vibration or whatever is a non issue.

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Maybe you and the teen driver could take on the project as a learning experience.
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Maybe you and the teen driver could take on the project as a learning experience.
I wish I could have but they need the car back in service "yesterday" and I can't break free from work. The kid has never picked up a screw driver either (neither had his dad for that matter).

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Update: The shop thought that the Spec "conversion" was a good idea in this case and are installing the new parts. Saved her a bundle.

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Happy to hear it all worked out in your friend's favor.
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My experience with resurfacing a DMF...I had it done...but the car had unending driveline vibrations because of it(at least I assume that was the cause, couldnt find anything else). I eventually modified an aluminum flywheel from a similar application to replace that piece of garbage and never had another problem. I absolutely detest dual mass flywheels and will now always opt for a single piece aluminum version to replace them.
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