Replacing flywheel

Tiny
MFRANCE
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  • 1998 MERCURY SABLE
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
How long does it usually take to replace a flywheel/flexplate
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Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 AT 12:13 PM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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This is a big job and takes about 8.5 hours at the shops labor rate of $85.00 to would be $722.50 Here is a video and diagrams below to show you what it will take to change the flywheel.

This video will give you an idea of how the pull the transmission, its a different car but the procedure is the same.

https://youtu.be/6N6b5F2ChyE

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers
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Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 AT 12:25 PM
Tiny
LIZZY55
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  • 2005 MERCURY SABLE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
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My mechanic says the labor to install new fly wheel and starter is high because you have to drop the engine. Is this true?
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Monday, October 1st, 2018 AT 11:57 AM (Merged)
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Either that or remove the transmission. The flywheel / flex plate is between the transmission and engine and connects the two of them together. It is indeed a big job to replace it. You can expect it to take between six and eight hours.
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Monday, October 1st, 2018 AT 11:57 AM (Merged)
Tiny
SHAWN EAKER
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  • 1994 MERCURY SABLE
1994 Mercury Sable 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 150k miles

do I have to drop the transmission to remove the flywheel.
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Monday, October 1st, 2018 AT 11:57 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

yes you must remove the transmission.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Monday, October 1st, 2018 AT 11:57 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Yes. Sorry!
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