Flywheel Replacement Cost Guide

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How Much Does A Flywheel Replacement Cost in the UK?

Typically located in between the engine and the clutch/transmission in the engine compartment, the flywheel is a heavy metal disc that sits on the crankshaft. As the crankshaft turns, the flywheel turns with it. The flywheel stores energy and helps keep the engine running smoothly. If your vehicle is fitted with a dual mass flywheel they are usually replaced when they are damaged, are causing vibrations or have become noisy. When a clutch is worn or needs replacement, the flywheel is usually inspected for cracks, damage or excessive free play and replaced if found to be outside of recommended specification.

How much does it cost to replace a flywheel?

The average cost of replacing a flywheel is £875, with prices ranging from £650 and £1200. Changing the clutch usually involves replacing the flywheel as not replacing the flywheel at the same time may then lead to damage to the new clutch. When replacing the flywheel, the clutch is also replaced to ensure a trouble-free service life. While this may increase the cost of the repair, it is still more cost-effective in the long run to replace both at the same time. The exact price of the flywheel replacement depends largely on your car and the parts your car's manufacturer recommends.

Your location can also be a key factor in determining the price of a flywheel replacement. For example, average hourly labour rates and demand in cities like London is around £50-£100 while in towns with lower demand, the labour rates can range from £35-£50. The type of mechanic, for example, a mobile mechanic vs a dealership garage technician can also affect the total cost of a flywheel replacement.

Average cost of a flywheel replacement by location

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To avoid having car owners overpaying and get a fair price for a flywheel replacement, we use real-time data of thousands of car makes and model data, local labour prices for clutch and flywheel repairs and replacements and part prices to provide an instant fair quote. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an instant price for a flywheel replacement for your car.

Average cost of a flywheel replacement by manufacturer

Car MakeAverage Cost
Land Rover£1,134

Signs your flywheel needs to be replaced

  • Difficult starting the car
  • Burnt or pungent smell
  • Clutch slippage
  • Grinding or scraping noises when clutch is engaged
  • Vibration from the clutch pedal
  • Inconsistency when accelerating
  • More effort or trouble when changing gears

Noise and vibration

Vibrations through the vehicle and clutch pedal when the vehicle is idling or when pulling away can be a sign of dual mass flywheel failure. Other symptoms include rattling noises that go when you depress the clutch and a rough engine idle that can sound like a misfire

Clutch slipping

Clutch slippage occurs when the clutch is not fully engaging the engine to the transmission. This can be caused by a number of things, including a worn clutch, incorrect clutch adjustment, or even a damaged flywheel

Burnt smell

Using the clutch inappropriately can lead to excessive heat, wear and increased friction with the flywheel causing it to emit a pungent ‘burnt’ odour.

Trouble starting the car or idling

If the flywheel ring gear is damaged, it could lead to starting problems. The flywheel connects the engine crankshaft to the transmission and starter motor. If the flywheel is damaged, it can cause the engine to stall or fail to start.

Frequently asked questions about flywheel replacement cost

Is flywheel replacement expensive?

Yes, ​flywheel replacement is an expensive job because it is a labour-intensive process. The flywheel is located at the back of the engine and is attached to the crankshaft. In order to replace the flywheel, the transmission must be removed from the vehicle and the entire process can take up to 10 hours!

Can you drive with a bad flywheel?

​​While you may technically be able to drive with a bad flywheel it is recommended not to do so. A broken or damaged
flywheel can cause the vehicle to stall or shut off, leaving you stranded. Furthermore, driving with a damaged flywheel can cause further damage resulting in higher costs involved in fixing the issue.

Can a flywheel be repaired?

Flywheels (typically single-mass flywheels) can be repaired by using the resurfacing method, however, in many cases it is better to get it replaced. Dual mass flywheels are always replaced with new ones when required. A professional mechanic will be able to assess the extent of damage and recommend the best course of action to avoid damage to your vehicle.

What does a damaged flywheel sound like?

A damaged flywheel can make a grinding or rattling noise especially when you start the engine or when idling.

How long does 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. Replacing the flywheel is typically a time-consuming and labour-intensive repair as it requires the removal and re-installation of several components such as the transmission and clutch assembly.

The exact 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.

Can I carry out a flywheel replacement myself?

Replacing a flywheel requires an in-depth knowledge of the transmission system and advanced auto repair skills along with specialised tools such as a flywheel puller, clutch alignment tool, torque wrenches, etc.

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 upfront.

What else could be the problem if my flywheel isn’t broken?

  • Clutch - when you experience issues with the clutch system, it’s possible it’s an issue with the clutch disc, pressure plate, or release bearing
  • Steering or wheel - vibration can be caused if there are issues with the power steering or unbalanced tyres as an example.
  • CV joints - damaged CV joints and other parts of the drivetrain can cause symptoms similar to a malfunctioning flywheel

What happens during a flywheel replacement?

The process could differ depending on the make and model of the car but this is the general process followed during a flywheel replacement:

  • Mechanic will inspect and test the functionality of the clutch and flywheel.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will advise if the flywheel needs replacing.
  • Mechanic separates the gearbox from the engine and will replace the flywheel if necessary.
  • The mechanic will advise if other components 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 the car.
  • Mechanic will make adjustments if necessary.

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