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Automatic Transmission Rebuild
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automatic transmission rebuild costs ranging from $1,300 to $4,000 or
more depending on the year, make and model of your vehicle, finding
ways to reduce this cost is a necessity for many people.
Fortunately, once it is determined that your automatic transmission
needs to be rebuilt, there are a number of things you can do to reduce
transmission repair shops
typically charge less than car dealerships and independent transmission
rebuilders typically charge less than transmission repair
In some instances, the difference in cost can be many hundreds of
dollars, even a $1000 or more. The cost for a transmission
rebuild can also differ from one transmission repair shop to the next
and from one independent transmission rebuilder and the next.
a substantial savings can be realized just by spending a little more
time and effort looking for the lowest price. And, contrary
what many people think, finding the lowest price does not mean you have
to sacrifice quality - it's all about having a little transmission
knowledge and knowing what to look for when searching for the best
price and what questions to ask.
a Transmission Estimate online
typically charge more for transmission work than transmission repair
typically do not rebuild transmissions. Instead, they sell
remanufactured transmission that they purchase from a third party
dealership that agrees to
rebuild your transmission will almost certainly outsource the job to a
transmission shop or an independent rebuilder.
shops typically charge less than dealerships for transmission service
and repair work.
shops typically offer a 1 to 3 year warranty on transmission rebuilds.
price for a transmission rebuild can vary considerably from one shop to
the next - sometimes many hundreds of dollars can be saved just by
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Remanufactured Pricing Guide
rebuilders typically charge less to rebuild a transmission than
dealerships and transmission shops because they have less overhead to
transmission rebuilders typically offer a 1, 2 or 3 year warranty on
from one rebuilder to the next can differ but the difference is usually
not that great.
the end, it is your decision as to who you have do the work.
main thing is that you are comfortable with your choice.
mind is difficult to put a price on.
you want to cut the cost of a transmission rebuild even more, consider
doing some or all of the work yourself. If you are
inclined, have some tools, a place to work and can follow instructions
you can save a bundle. For example;
> You can cut the cost by 40% or more by
removing and installing the transmission yourself. See our
Center for do-it-yourself information and instructions.
can cut the cost by as much 75 to 80% if you do all the work
yourself. This includes removal, rebuilding and then
re-installing the transmission. The work is considerably more
involved than removing and installing the transmission.
removing and/or installing an automatic transmission you may need
certain tools that you do not have and that you do not use enough to
justify purchasing. Check with your local AutoZone store to
if the tool you need is available for loan.
When rebuilding an
automatic transmission it is extremely important that all parts be
cleaned thoroughly before being reassembled. Several cans of
brake cleaner can do the job if you do not have access to a parts
a Transmission Estimate online