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Just changed the starter on my 98 ford taurus and it still makes a coughing sound everytime I try to start it.Is the flywheel bad and how do I change the flywheel?

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Does sound like the flywheel. Easiest way is to take the engine out and remove the transmission with the engine out, you can remove the transmission with the engine but its a lot easier with it out. Go look for a use flywheel with a good starter ring on it (no chewed teeth). This job sounds a lot worse than it is, you will need a workshop manual a set of wrenchs and sockets plus a cherry picker. Good luck.

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http://www.carpartsdiscount.com/auto/parts/2004/ford/taurus/flywheel_flexplate/flexplate.html?3593=247290

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