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How Much To Replace A Flywheel On 89 944?

Ok I have the chance to purchase an 1989 944 Automatic it's white and in excellent shape I can get it at a resonable price (below 4k) it needs a new flywheel and I noticed they are about $600. Thats a steep price what I am wondering is around how much labor a project like this usually costs? Is it a really invloved repair or what?

Also do I need to replace anything else when I do this?

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You can get flywheels for cheaper. Used from any number of sources will be less. I can only guess since a clutch job is between 10 and 14 hrs that a flywheel would be about the same since both jobs require removing the bell housing. Since I don't know much about the autos there may be more or less involved. But if I was going in that deep I would make sure that I was replacing the rear main seal, and possibly the pilot bearing. Also you should get new fly wheel bolts as they are designed to stretch when tightened.
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On the manual transmission the tranny must be dropped, the torque tube pulled back, the clutch removed, and the flywheel taken off of the engine. This usually costs $1500-2000 at a porsche mechanic including replaced clutch parts (but not flywheel).

I think it would be similar for an auto except harder. Try picking up a Haynes manual at an auto parts store and looking over the procedure. While you're in there you might consider replacing some stuff (rear main oil seal, clutch parts - or their auto analogs).

If you're considering doing it yourself and like to work on cars then it may be fun but you could probably find a good condition 944 for $4k without the problem.

Take a look at the 944 faq:

Good luck and keep us posted!
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Would have to be more like below $1500 for that kind problem any NA that you can drive away should be less than 4K . With the auto ( not desirable ), not running ( not desireable ) the rest should look like it came off the factory floor for anything more than I'd say 2k.


Prob the flex plate not the Flywheel but I could be wrong
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