Results 1 to 8 of 8

Flywheel Question.

This is a discussion on Flywheel Question. within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; How much of a pain in the ass is it to change a flywheel? Anyone done it? It's on a ...

  1. #1
    Member Badass WS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    A, A
    Posts
    375

    Pewter
    2002 Trans Am WS6

    Flywheel Question.

    How much of a pain in the ass is it to change a flywheel? Anyone done it?

    It's on a '00 LS1 Formula for sale that I found.

    70,000 miles, black on black leather. T-Tops, auto. Only thing wrong with it is he said the flywheel is loose or cracked. He's not sure as he hasn't had a chance to look at it to see exactly what's wrong. He's asking $7,000.
    [<a href=http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn249/brotrippin/null-28.jpg target=_blank>http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/n...in/null-28.jpg</a>/SIGPIC][SIGPIC]

  2. #2
    Senior Member tatertot91's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Coral Springs, Fl
    Posts
    5,773

    Sunset Orange Metalic
    2001 Camaro SS

    Not a hard job with the right tools, two people with a good mechanical experience could easily get it done in half a day if everything goes smoothly. A broken flywheel can cause a lot of damage so I'd be cautious with it.

  3. #3
    Spaz is My Mentor SMWS6TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Ugy Lower Corner of AL
    Posts
    10,511

    Navy Blue Metallic
    98 T/A w/a little mods...

    cracked or broken flywheel can be costly. It may not be just the fly wheel. You should replace the clutch pad and clutch at a minimum if the flywheel is cracked/broken. They have most likely been damage. Plus at 70,000 miles it's due to be changed out anyways.

    Use it as something to bargin with. For a decent clutch kit (that includes flywheel, clutch pad, & clutch like the LS7 clutch kit) you're looking at $550 or more depending on brand and type. Add in a new slave cylinder $180 plus labor if a shop does it another $500-$800. It's going to cost him that much to replace it so like I said use it as a bargaining chip.


    When I bought mine it had a worn tranny and was long over due, I was able to knock off about $800 off the asking price just for clutch alone.




    Now like Alex said - if you have the skills, tools and a buddy you can do it in a day in your garage. When I use a lift I've gotten to the point I can do one in about 4-5 hrs.

  4. #4
    Member Badass WS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    A, A
    Posts
    375

    Pewter
    2002 Trans Am WS6

    Thank you guys for the replies. I forgot to mention that it's an A4, if that makes a difference.

    The owner did say he got a quote for around $600 to have it fixed.

    I'm not that mechanically inclined nor do I have access to the right tools or a lift, unfortunately.

    Biggest job I've done on a car mechanically, was replace the fuel pump on my old '99 Z. Pain in the ass.

    Assume this chore would be about the same..?

    The owner said it runs and drives fine. In a nutshell, what exactly does a flywheel do besides "store kinetic energy"(google answer)?

  5. #5
    Senior Member tatertot91's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Coral Springs, Fl
    Posts
    5,773

    Sunset Orange Metalic
    2001 Camaro SS

    The flywheel basically transfers the power from your engine to the transmission. If it's damaged, then as Scott said the clutch will almost definitely need replacing.
    Clutch/Flywheel is definitely a much more involved task than the fuel pump. Trans would have to come out so having someone to help is definitely recommended.
    If he got quoted at 600 i would talk it over with the shop and see what their estimate was for, more than likely the end total would be more than that.

  6. #6
    Member Badass WS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    A, A
    Posts
    375

    Pewter
    2002 Trans Am WS6

    I appreciate the replys and helpful info.

    Sounds like more work/money than I want to throw into a vehicle I would have just bought.

    I told the guy no thanks and good luck with the sell.

    I found 99 TA I'm looking to test drive tomorrow anyways.

    Thanks again.

  7. #7
    Spaz is My Mentor SMWS6TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Ugy Lower Corner of AL
    Posts
    10,511

    Navy Blue Metallic
    98 T/A w/a little mods...

    For the record that quote of $600 must have been for parts for an automatic. No way that is both labor& parts.

  8. #8
    Member Badass WS6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    A, A
    Posts
    375

    Pewter
    2002 Trans Am WS6

    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    For the record that quote of $600 must have been for parts for an automatic. No way that is both labor& parts.
    That is partially correct.

    It is an auto. And yes, that was parts and labor.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Question: LS7 Clutch/LS2 Flywheel question
    By svt_eater in forum Manual Transmission
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-30-2008, 12:04 PM
  2. New member in AZ. Flywheel question
    By Red WS6 in forum Manual Transmission
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-18-2008, 04:45 PM
  3. Flywheel / Flex Plate question
    By OutToWinPAHC in forum General Help
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-21-2007, 01:05 PM
  4. ls7 flywheel balancing question
    By Duke of Cruel in forum Internal Engine
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-28-2006, 05:52 AM
  5. Flywheel question
    By grandkodiak in forum LT1
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-12-2006, 02:46 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •