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Pickup: chev..ton..I thought the muffler was rattling

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i have a 1990 chev cheyenne pickup, 350 3/4 ton. My mechanic tells me i need a new transmissiom.. At first I thought the muffler was rattling. The under side vibrates when pressing on the gas, and starting the vehicle from a stop. My mechanic says it is the fly wheel. ??? What would be your opinion?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 5 years ago.

If it's the flywheel, it can be replaced without a new transmission. The trans just has to be removed to get to it that's all..

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
do you have any idea on the cost of replacing the flywheel in the 1990 chev 3/4 ton pickup
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 5 years ago.

2 or 4 wheel drive?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

2 wheel drive. i am in hamilton ontario if that concerns costs. The transmissions appears to be fine. No problems with shifting into gear or over drive. Rattle/shake is from mid to back end. when pressing on gas, sometimes it vibrates in same area. If i take my foot of the gas, then press on gas it stops for a period. It is an automatic transmission.




Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 5 years ago.

First thing to do is get a second opinion from a different mechanic that will drive it and be able to hear it because it could just be a transmission mount, that would explain why it does it under acceleration. The flywheel calls for about 4 hours labor so the cost will depend on how much the shop charges per hour for labor, and the part is about $150 US dollars.

Thanks for asking!
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I will get a second opinion tomorrow and let you know




Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 5 years ago.
You are very welcome. I wish i was able to drive it :-(

Thank YOU for asking!

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