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Way OT/ Ford auto tranny rebuild price

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Hey guys and girls, I'm from over in the Jeep short wheel base board. I also have a 2000 Ford F-150 4x2 w/ 4.2 liter v-6. It has 77k miles on it, and the auto tranny quit on me. The guy at the tranny shop said it was the sun shell that broke. He wants 1495.00 for a rebuilt tranny w/ a one year 12k warranty, and 500.00 to remove and install them. Is this out of line? Thanks in advance. Aaron

Do any of you know? Am I about to take the big one?
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Preface: I'm NOT meaning to be flip here, but....

1. It's not out of line if you can't do it yourself.
2. It's the price of ignorance...
3. You'll always be at his mercy,
4. He's got the tools, knowledge, capability, and
5. Your wallet in his hands. [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Re: Way OT/ Ford auto tranny rebuild price

That's probably a pretty fair price for that tranny. I just had a 1980 C6 rebuilt and it was $650. The guy said that if it were a newer tranny with overdrive it would have been over twice that quote. Yours is a little over twice the price of mine, so I would say your quote is at least in the ballpark. Good luck!
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Re: Way OT/ Ford auto tranny rebuild price

I'd think you could buy one from a yard and replace it yourself for half that. I guess it would depend on:
1) How quick you need it back
2) How long & how much $$ to find a donor tranny
3) And if you have the abilty to do the swap.

Since you probably use it daily and for work, #1 is probably PDQ, #2 is the variable I'm not sure of, and #3 I think you can handle [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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Re: Way OT/ Ford auto tranny rebuild price

Leve, you are right. I like your straight forward attitude. I walked in not knowing a thing about an auto tranny (bent over like a dog in heat). I have thus found that it is a fair price if you have a professional shop do it.

Dave, that is a good idea and I do appriciate it. But you were right on # 1, I need it asap. The part that really gets me is that they will be able to rebuild my tranny and flush the cooling system in less than 8 hours. For a mere 2k. Wow. Leve, teach me how to do that!

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Re: Way OT/ Ford auto tranny rebuild price

Forgot to say thanks all!
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He wants 1495.00 for a rebuilt tranny w/ a one year 12k warranty, and 500.00 to remove and install them.

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part that really gets me is that they will be able to rebuild my tranny and flush the cooling system in less than 8 hours. For a mere 2k

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From your first post, it sounds like he is going to install another transmission and keep yours to rebuild some other time.
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Re: Way OT/ Ford auto tranny rebuild price

yes, that was the origional estimate. But he said that he could just as easily rebuild mine for the same price. If he dosent sell me a different one then I get out of the sales tax on 15 hundred bones. It turns into labor!






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Wow. Leve, teach me how to do that!

[/ QUOTE ]1. You won't be able to do it quite that quick because you don't have the tools like a lift, etc..
2. The limiting time is the time to drop and reinstall the transmission.
3. Tearing it apart is not hard...
4. Keeping track of the parts is not hard...
5. Replacing the "hard parts" is not hard...
6. It's not really hard.. you just take it apart...
7. Examine the parts,
8. Rebuild sub systems (like the pump, etc.) as you go.
9. Then reassembly is the reverse.
10. You should be able to most of the work with common hand tools.
11. Buy a manual on the transmission (ASTG, NAPA may have 'em).
12. Study the manual...
13. Armed with a little knowledge,
14. What's ya got to loose?
15. See... now you've been taught!
16. Go ye therefore and do likewise!
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