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Old 07-09-2011, 11:39 AM
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flywheel ????

i recently found an amazing deal on a 2000 4x4 f250 7.3l with 165,000 miles on it and in great shape, and i am realy interested in it but after i emailed the guy about it he said it has a cracked flywheel ...how big of deal would it be to fix this ? i would appriceate any help thanks alot !
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:43 AM
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Drop the tranny and replace. Just a few bolts (5 i think) holding it to the motor. Pretty straight forward.
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:49 AM
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also any idea as to what this might cost if i have it done by a mechanic (roughly) ? thanks alot
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:35 PM
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you can typically figure an hour out and an our in. Add an hour for flywheel and other misc. Assuming you dont go to a diesel specific shop (theyre more expensive and not needed for this) most shops are around 80 an hour near me. I cant imagine somebody wouldnt do it for under $300. Where are you located?
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:01 PM
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the guy said the truck is a regency package and loaded and he wants 7000 for it ... would it still be worth buying it ? and what is a regency package ?thanks
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It's a stick shift truck right? Cracked flywheel or cracked flexplate? How would the guy know he has a cracked flywheel?

The automatics have some issues with cracking the flexplate, which will cause a horrible rattling sound at idle.

Also 4 wheel drive or 2 wheel drive? If you can replace a 4 wheel drive flywheel in under 3 hours you're a bad mother huncher. It's the same labor as doing a clutch job. I would say anywhere from 4-6 hours is more accurate. Not saying that it will really take someone that long, but that's what a shop is more likely to charge you hour wise.
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:40 PM
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its a 4x4 automatic .... and the guy just told me it was the fly wheel cracked idk how he knew thanks
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