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Engine makes clicking noise friend said it could be cracked flywheel is this possible

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Yes, but if your car has an automatic it's called a flex plate, and yes they do crack/ or the bolts have elongated there holes from not being tight enough and can sound like a knock, a standard transmission has a fly wheel that the clutch contacts to operate, I have seen them heat crack on the surface and can be resurfaced.

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