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I took my car to a auto repair shop and he says my flywheel is bad. He said it is located on the front of the engine. And the price he gave me to get a used one was around 600 or new was 1300. Is this true? Does it usually cost that much to fix this?

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I dont know what year your vehicle is or the engine size. some of the flywheels for the standard trans models cost up to 700-800 bucks easy. and thats aftermarket. then you have to remove the trans. to replace it. get a written estimate and compare with another shop

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Not a solution but advice, go to a few other mechanics and price one at a junk yard....
It shouldn't cost that much (depending where you live)

Hope I helped you satisfactorily


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