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Flywheel what happens if the flywheel breaks while your driving and how difficult and expensive is it to repair

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If your car is automatic and flywheel breaks then car won't go no where it will not move any more and you will hear a big knoking noise
and the cost will be between 5 to 9 hrs labor for 65 to 100 per hr plus parts depending whats the labor rate for your auto repair

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