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I have a 2011 STI hatchback. The car has 31,000 miles on it and my throwout bearing just went out. I bought it with 17,000 miles 2 years ago. I don't drive it hard, no launching or hard shifting. My mechanic said he can't replace the throw out bearing without replacing the whole clutch (fly wheel, clutch etc.) It's hard to believe that with 31,000 miles that a clutch is in order. The difference in $ is around $700 more. Does anyone know if the throw out bearing can be replaced without a complete clutch job?

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If I were your mechanic I'd refuse also.

The question isn't really whether it's technically possible.

The question is whether it makes financial sense. The last thing the mechanic wants to see after he does your throw out bearing is... your car again. Returns are an anathema.

The gearbox will be out of the car. It's IMO false economy to not do the entire job.
 

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Thanks! I appreciate your opinion. That's exactly what the mechanic said. It makes sense.

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