Transmission rebuild/replace

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wagon97
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Transmission rebuild/replace

Postby wagon97 » August 24th, 2017 12:57 PM

97 ex wagon transmission is going.
Thinking of having it fixed or replaced. Any advice what to do or look for??

Trans shops by me so far are in $1900 to $2400

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Re: Transmission rebuild/replace

Postby wagon97 » August 24th, 2017 03:05 PM

97 ex wagon transmission is going.
Thinking of having it fixed or replaced. Any advice what to do or look for??

Trans shops by me so far are in $1900 to $2400

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LokRobster
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Re: Transmission rebuild/replace

Postby LokRobster » July 5th, 2018 02:19 PM

Depending on your attachment to the wagon, I'd source a junk yard automatic rather than rebuild. Find one that someone wrecked (means it was running when it died!) or a donor car where the engine is toast.. Pull the stick and smell the fluid and then buy if it ain't burned-up smelling.

A salvage yard unit should run you $200-$500, and then pay the other $500 to a shop or friend to swap it for ye if you ain't got a lift and time to DIY

but yeah if you really love your wagon, it's worth the $2k to get a newly rebuilt trans. I did it for my wife's 99 Oasis (same vehicle as the 98 Ody), she loves that thing so much...