Yes I agree 100%, there is no reason at all to replace a throwout bearing and not put a clutch in it... too much work! If the throwout bearing was bad, chances are the fingers on the pressure plate were worn out as well, and if the pressure plate needs replacing, you definately want a new clutch plate. Most new clutch kits come with the clutch plate, pressure plate, pilot and throwout bearings cause most people replace it all at once. The mechanic definately should have at least inspected the pressure plate and clutch plates, and if he were competent, he should have seen a problem (cause there obviously was one). I don't know what you can do about it at this point, but that mechanic was very negligent. If your even a little bit mechanically inclined and have the tools, I would suggest you do it yourself. You can get a clutch kit for less than $200.
Last edited by 95_318SLT; 05-18-2009 at 02:16 PM.