What happens if flywheel breaks?
Also to know is, can you drive with a bad flywheel?
A bad flywheel will likely be the reason for this because it will cause grinding of the plate and a lot more friction overall. If the gear keeps slipping when you change it, then it will certainly impact your driving ability and eventually damage your clutch.
One may also ask, what causes the flywheel to break? The flexplate takes the place of the flywheel on automatic transmission vehicles. It bolts to the end of the crankshaft and attaches to the torque converter. As misalignment increases, the flexplate flexes more. This continual flexing eventually causes the metal to fatigue and the flexplate cracks.
Keeping this in consideration, how much does it cost to replace a flywheel?
The replacement cost of a flywheel can range considerably. There are some flywheel parts which only cost $35 while others cost as much as $400. It all depends on what type of car you drive and how durable the flywheel is. In addition, clutch and/or release bearing replacement may also be necessary.
Can a bad flywheel cause starting problems?
The most common problem is that the starter gear has broken and is making noise. The less common of the two is that the teeth of the flywheel have been worn down. This causes the starter gear to not engage properly and grind against the flywheel.