Transmission replace or rebuild?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Mark 2000, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. Mark 2000

    Mark 2000 Guest

    Ok, I've posted a bit here already, and thanks to all those who helped. I
    have a 94 SC1 auto with transmission problems (no second gear/no
    reverse/hard shifting). I took it to Saturn - they wanted a total
    replacement. I took it to Mr. Transmission - they recommended taking it out
    to look at it - which would have cost $360CDN. Of course, they probably
    would have recommended a rebuild, after that. AAMCO recommended a rebuild,
    starting at $1200, PLUS any more parts they might need (it would probably
    come to about $1500 all told).

    My other option is to 'drop' a used one in. I'm looking at a 94 auto tranny,
    with 130,000 KM (about 90,000 miles) on it. All told, it would be about $850
    to drop it in, at AAMCO. However, with this option, there's no guarantees
    worth mentioning (only about 3 months - and I'd still have to pay another
    labour charge of $350 if he needed to re-replace it).

    So I don't know what to do. My transmission has about 195,000 KM on it,
    Engine has about 120,000 KM (was replaced). What would others recommend? If
    I 'drop' a used tranny in there, am I likely to encounter the same problems?
    I only intend to keep the car for another 2 years or 20,000 KM.

    Please help - I just can't afford a rebuild, and I don't know what to do...
    I'm in Toronto, BTW, if anyone knows a good shop here. Thanks so much.
    Mark 2000, Oct 6, 2003
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