Working on cars doesn't get any easier as we age - - - When I bought this old Ranger 11 years ago with 307000Km on it I paid to have the clutch replaced - $300 parts and $600 labor. (quote now is $900 labor plus almost $600 for parts and supplies!!!) It never shifted right after that - the clutch was always dragging because the clown didn't lube the spline. I fixed that last year when I had the engine out to fix the oil leak and I KNEW I should have just replaced the clutch while I was at it. Started slipping a few months ago -I put off replacing it 'till I got back from my 6 week holiday (New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, American Samoa, Fiji and Hawaii ) - took the plane off the hoist at the hangar andpulled the tranny on Saturday - put new clutch, slave cyl, pilot bearing and rear main seal in today - just have to bleed the clutch and install the shifter and console tomorrow.10 hours so far - but 3 weeks shy of 71 I am NOT doing it again - - - Found out not onlyu did the "hired gun" not lube the spline last time, he installed the pilot bearing backwards too - - -
I'm into it for almost $400 not counting the pain relievers!!!!!!