Labour hours for transmission examination?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Mark 2000, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. Mark 2000

    Mark 2000 Guest

    Quick question, then my explanation: How many labour hours should I pay for
    to pull my transmission, open it up, and look for problems (don't factor in
    the drainage/fill times for the fluid...which, I'm sure, would be necessary
    for the inspection).

    Latest estimate I've got for this is about $360CDN (about 5-6 hours labour -
    just to diagnose).

    Hi, I have a 94 SC1 Auto, and I'm having transmission problems. The Saturn
    dealer wouldn't do anythign short of a rebuild or put in a new transmission
    (they don't deal with used parts), which was going to cost me
    $2000-$3000CDN. I'm having problems going into reverse. So, now I've taken
    it to Mister Transmission, and he did a quick diagnostic on it and found out
    "pressure line" problems and second gear problems. To find out the exact
    problem, he said he will have to pull it from the bottom and inspect it,
    which will cost $360. But then, I'm worried that he will say "rebuild", and
    at that point, I'll have already had it taken out, and still have to pay the
    $360. This seems like a bit much to just look at the gears and stuff. So,
    I've called up AAMCO, and I'm going to take it there and get a third opinion

    Does this kind of problem sound like a rebuild? How much should I look to
    pay for physical inspection?
    Mark 2000, Oct 4, 2003
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  2. I have not owned an automatic in many years, but everyone I know who ever
    went to AAmco regretted it.

    I bet someone you know or someone you work with can recommend a *non*
    franchise transmission shop in your area.

    David Teichholtz, Oct 4, 2003
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    Kelly, Oct 4, 2003
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