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How difficult/expensive it it to replace a flywheel on a chevy g20 1986?

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About 6 hours labor removing the transmission and clutch if manual or 4 hours if automatic
a workshop manual has all the details for the diy job

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Flywheel is around $80 depending on the model of the vehicle and your location in the country. Gotta pull the transmission to get to the flywheel. This requires emptying out all the fluid, dropping it out from underneath the car (more than likely), and performing the necessary repairs. It takes awhile to do the job if doing it in the driveway with little experience. Their should be plenty of videos on YouTube to get you going in the right direction with the overall process and the necessary tools.

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Not horribly difficult, but you will have to either pull the engine, or pull the transmission to be able to change the flywheel. My vote goes for pulling the engine because when pulling the transmission, everything you do ahs to be done under the car. Also, exhaust systems frequently are in the way when dropping a transmission. But by using an engine hoist, most of the work can be done above the car, with the exception of the bell housing bolts.

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