Top Mechanics For Flywheel Replacement & Repairs
Garage in Blackburn , 20 years of experience
I started my career as a mechanic in middle east and worked on heavy machinery and then moved onto cars,vans & jeeps. Our team specialised in clutches,gearboxes,suspension,servicing and engine work.we also ...
IAN • 28th May 2023
Ford Focus CC • Flywheel replacement
Garage in Southampton , 18 years of experience
Hi I'm Dan I am a fully qualified level 3 mechanic and licenced MOT Tester with experience of all makes and models of cars and vans. I specialise in fitting clutches among other repairs that I offer. Myself ...
MARK • 26th May 2023
Volkswagen Transporter • Flywheel replacement
Garage in Birmingham , 33 years of experience
We are fully equipped to carry out all services on all makes and models of car. Our mechanics and servicing staff have been trained to the highest standard and have years of experience in the motor trade. Wh...
CARL • 26th May 2023
BMW 1 Series • Flywheel replacement
Garage in Northants , 12 years of experience
Providing quality repairs and maintenance at very good value to all makes and models of car & light commercial
Garage in Nottingham, 15 years of experience
Started out in a back street garage then did multiple years at Ford main dealer doing basic servicing to full engine rebuilds and mots then went to work at a transport company as garage manger working on car...
ADAM • 18th May 2023
Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer • Flywheel replacement
Garage in Bedford, 30 years of experience
I started working on cars with my father (who is a elctro/mechanical engineer) at age 11. When I left school I did an apprenticeship with Ford and worked with Ford for six years. I then moved onto an indepen...
Garage in Cardiff, 10 years of experience
Marshfield Motors is quality auto repair service and MOT Testing station in a beautiful location Marshfield which is in middle of Newport and Cardiff. We are serving our local community and surrounding areas...
Mobile mechanic in Solihull , 5 years of experience
I have 5 years' experience working on cars. I am able to do all the repairs you need doing including, inspections, servicing, brakes, suspension, clutches, and much more. if the repair is small we can come o...
Garage in Birmingham , 9 years of experience
Mots class 4 5 and 7. All repair work servicing, brakes , tyres , exhaust and clutches.
ALISTER • 10th May 2023
Vauxhall Zafira • Flywheel replacement
Mobile mechanic in Midlothian , 9 years of experience
Hi, I'm Dylan your local mobile mechanic. I have always had a passion for cars from a very young age, hence my career choice. I started out as an apprentice in my local independent garage working on a...
Garage in Milton Keynes , 10 years of experience
Refinish Centre is an experienced repairer in Milton Keynes specialising in automotive services, repairs and customisation Refinish Directors who have nearly a decade of experience in the trade, establis...
Garage in Manchester, 35 years of experience
Quick Stop Autocentres is a well established, well known car mechanic. At Quick Stop Autocentres our aim is to provide a quality, professional and reliable service. We are situated in Manchester and we ca...
PAUL • 21st April 2023
Vauxhall Astra • Flywheel replacement
Mobile mechanic in Ilford, 12 years of experience
I'm a fully qualified mechanic in a family ran business with the top of the range equipment and knowledge with over 12 years experience, I cover all makes and models over a 30 miles radius
MICHELLE • 14th April 2023
Volkswagen Golf Plus • Flywheel replacement
Garage in Llantwit Major , 15 years of experience
Fully qualified mechanic with 15 years experience with all qualifications at hand for customer assurance, all mechanical work undertaken timing belts, clutches, welding, brakes, tyres, exhausts. All parts ar...
Garage in Birmingham, 10 years of experience
I am a diagnostic technician, qualified MOT tester, Institute of Motor Industry assesor and general mechanic following my father's footsteps who has over 40 years experience in the trade. Having completed my...
STEVEN • 9th April 2023
Audi A4 Avant • Flywheel replacement
Frequently asked questions about flywheel replacement & repairs
Read our answers to questions about flywheel replacement costs, symptoms and more.
What does a flywheel do?
The flywheel is fitted on the engine's crankshaft. It acts as a plate onto which the clutch's pressure plate grips, as such when the clutch is engaged it allows for power to be transferred from the engine to the car's gearbox. Subsequently transferring engine power to the wheels. At the same time the flywheel also has a function as a component that ensures a continuous and balanced power delivery from the engine. Apart from this the flywheel's starter ring gear (the teeth along the outer edge) acts as a large gear into which the starter motor's gear grips, enabling the starter motor to turn over the engine when you start the car.
What does a flywheel replacement involve?
*Mechanic will inspect and test the functionality of the clutch and flywheel.
*If necessary, the mechanic will advise if flywheel needs replacing.
*Mechanic separates gearbox from the engine, and will replace the flywheel if necessary.
*The mechanic will advise if other components like the clutch plate need to be replaced, and can provide a quote.
*The mechanic will rejoin the engine and gearbox.
*Mechanic checks the operation of the flywheel and clutch combination and will test drive car.
*Mechanic will make adjustments if necessary.
Can I do a flywheel replacement myself?
Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a flywheel replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.
What are the signs of a bad flywheel?
*When the clutch slips whilst driving.
*When you cannot change gear.
*Transmission makes an unusual noise whilst engaging/disengaging the clutch.
*When the starter motor struggles to rotate the flywheel.
How long will a flywheel replacement take?
On average, flywheel replacement times can range from 3.5 to over 7 hours with an average of around 5 hours. The time that the job takes will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.
When should I replace flywheel?
A flywheel replacement is normally recommended when changing the clutch. In most cases one will find that when the clutch is worn or damaged it may have affected the flywheel. Not replacing the flywheel at the same time may then lead to damage to the new clutch. Hence the need for a replacement at the same time, which is recommended by most mechanics.
Signs of juddering or vibrations when depressing clutch pedal are normally a sign that there may be something wrong with the flywheel, especially if problems appear in first gear. Apart from that, the flywheel's starter ring gear (the teeth around the out edge of the plate) can get damaged due to wear. Sometimes a tooth will break, preventing the starter motor's gear to grip properly leading to starting problems on the car.
Cars nowadays are fitted either with a dual mass flywheel or the more conventional flywheel. The dual mass flywheel is more prone to wear, and in general will have to be replaced more often over the lifetime of a car. An option that is open for some cars is the conversion of the dual mass flywheel to a solid flywheel, which is cheaper.
Of course, if you suspect that you may need a flywheel replacement but are not sure, it is advisable to have a professional mechanic assess the situation first. In any case, always make sure to follow the manufacturer's guidelines.
Can you drive with a broken flywheel?
If you suspect there is any issue with your vehicle's flywheel or there are concerns about its condition, book an inspection with a professional mechanic with immediate effect, driving the vehicle may lead to further complications and will eventually leave you stranded.
Is a worn flywheel an MOT failure?
During an MOT test, the clutch system is not checked so it shouldn't fail the test. However, if the flywheel is faulty it could cause other problems such as engine misfire that could result in an MOT failure.
Do I need to replace the flywheel when replacing the clutch?
Yes, in certain cases you will need to replace the flywheel at the same time as the clutch. In particular if your vehicle is fitted with a Dual Mass Flywheel (DMF) you will need to replace it at the same time as the clutch. In other cases, when replacing the clutch, it's recommended to get it inspected for cracks or noticeable damage by a qualified mechanic and get it replaced if needed.
What happens when a flywheel goes out?
If the flywheel goes the engine will generally not be able to start, will stall or not run properly. The flywheel assists in keeping the engine running smoothly by storing energy and providing momentum, it therefore plays a pivotal part in ensuring the drivetrain runs smoothly.
Why are dual mass flywheels so expensive?
Dual mass flywheels are so expensive because they are a relatively new technology, and offer a number of advantages over traditional single mass flywheels. Some of these advantages include improved engine performance, smoother engine operation, and reduced engine vibration.
How do I know if my clutch or flywheel is gone?
There are several symptoms that may indicate that your clutch or flywheel is going bad, including:
- A grinding noise when shifting gears
- A burning smell coming from the clutch
- Difficulty shifting gears
- Clutch pedal sticking to the floor
If you notice any of these symptoms, it is important to have your vehicle inspected by a qualified mechanic as soon as possible.
How long should clutch and flywheel last?
A typical clutch and flywheel will last around 60,000 - 100,000 miles, although this will vary depending on driving style and conditions.
What is a Dual Mass Flywheel or DMF?
A flywheel is connected to the clutch. A dual mass flywheel is a type of flywheel that uses two masses connected by a spring. The two masses rotate at different speeds, which allows for smoother operation and reduced vibration.
How much does it cost to replace a flywheel?
A flywheel replacement generally costs between £650 and £1200 with an average price of £875. Ultimately, the cost of a flywheel replacement will depend on your car and what parts the manufacturer recommends as being required for the replacement. In almost all occasions mechanics will advise to change the clutch at the same time. You could save up to 50% on your flywheel replacement versus franchise dealers with ClickMechanic.
Check out the ClickMechanic price for a flywheel replacement. See the averages for different makes below. We consolidate industry standard data with millions of data points to give you the most accurate price. These estimates may include Gearbox oil (top-up), Concentric slave cylinder (CSC), Clutch release bearing, Clutch plate, cover & release bearing/CSC, Clutch plate & cover and/or Flywheel.
|Audi||£1197||Get exact price|
|BMW||£1068||Get exact price|
|Citroen||£1233||Get exact price|
|Ford||£952||Get exact price|
|Land Rover||£1228||Get exact price|
|Mercedes-Benz||£1298||Get exact price|
|Nissan||£1035||Get exact price|
|Peugeot||£1202||Get exact price|
|Renault||£1238||Get exact price|
|Toyota||£1412||Get exact price|
|Vauxhall||£1177||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen||£1046||Get exact price|
Estimates on average repair costs, such as the above results for a flywheel replacement, are based on ClickMechanic's quote data which combines multiple third-party sources. Actual costs may vary. We provide estimates on average repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.
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Mechanics that undertake flywheel work
- Betts Automotive, Neath
- Carfix Manchester, Salford, Manchester
- Ckautocare, West Wickham
- Dtl Auto Services, Middlesbrough
- Iss Motors, Aberystwyth
- J Z Auto Services, Huntingdon
- MSL Performance LTD, Bradford
- Mjd Automotive, Glasgow
- Mod Autos LTD, Blunsdon