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Old 05-20-2010, 07:59 AM
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Tranny advise needed - To reseal or rebuild

Tranny has been leaking a little from the front pump seal. It has been getting worse, so I took it to a local tranny shop sxpecting to spend $400 or so......

$850 to reseal and new converter

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$1250 to do a complete rebuild

Thanks for your suggestions!!!
What do you think about the prices??

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Old 05-20-2010, 08:36 AM
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To change the front pump seal, either the transmission has to come out, or the engine has to come out.

$400 to R&R
$200-$300 for a new converter? (I have no idea what they cost!)
Shop supplies, labor for converter install, new filter and fluid...

$850 sounds about right, IMHO. EXPENSIVE, but right.

$1250 for a rebuild sounds CHEAP if it included the R&R. (Removal and replacement)
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:17 AM
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That sounds high, but well aware how much prices vary across the country. One trans we had the shop do the R&R. Cost was $800.00

Another time, we dropped the trans and hauled it to the same shop. Complete rebuild was $150.00

Granted, we may have gotten the frequent transmission rebuild discount.
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:06 PM
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Way more than i'd ever pay. Do it yourself if you have the ability & tools to remove/lower the tranny. New filter, fluid, pump seal, & your time. Grand total of what.......$50 if your time is free. Skip the converter. Unnessary if the old one was working.
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You can get a torque converter for $100.
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:38 PM
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I am just getting back to my computer, went fishing near Mountain Home Arkansas. Beautiful part of the country!

Thanks for all the replies!

I guess I may go ahead and have the tranny rebuilt. The tranny is alrady out of the Wag at his shop, which I already have to pay for that... what makes me nervous is having tranny issues in the near future and having to pay to pull it out again.

This is devinitely a love/hate relationship I am having with this vehicle!
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