Flywheel problems on a '94 XLT 2.3l 4cyl
Hi folks...sorry my first post has to be a negative one...
Basic info: ~100k miles, fairly fresh rebuild on the engine (within the last 10k), no fluid leaks, 2.3l 4 cylinder (Mazda engine)
It looks like my flywheel is torn to shreds and I have no idea why. I know that this is probably going to be an expensive repair because I don't have the facilities to do it myself. The good news is that I know a lot of auto repair shop owners in Brandon and Tampa so I can probably catch a good deal. My question is - about how much am I looking at MSRP for a flywheel and what's a guesstimate on what the labor charge would be to replace the flywheel? I'm almost certain the whole transmission has to come out, correct? Any ideas on what I could do to limit my costs as much as possible? I just lost my job so I'm in a tight spot for the time being.
Any help is MUCH appreciated. Thanks