Is it cheaper to rebuild or replace a transmission?

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asked Jul 13 in Repairs/Maintenance by cats764f (860 points)
Is it cheaper to rebuild or replace a transmission?

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answered Jul 22 by bear196 (520 points)
In most cases it's cheaper to rebuild your transmission instead of replacing it.

However for some vehicles you can sometimes find remanufactured or new transmissions for your vehicle cheaper or at least for the same price as rebuilding your transmission would cost.

It typically costs around $1,000.00 to $1,800.00 to rebuild an automatic transmission and around $1,000.00 or less to rebuild a manual transmission.

Most transmission shops may also have an already rebuilt transmission that you can trade in your old one for as a core and walk out with the rebuilt transmission after you pay for it.

When replacing the transmission on an automatic you also should replace the torque converter as well and thehe torque converter does need to be filled with automatic transmission fluid.

When replacing or installing a new torque converter the torque converter must first be filled with transmission fluid of the same type of fluid your transmission takes.

A torque converter typically takes at least 1 quart of automatic transmission fluid to fill it.

The symptoms of a bad torque converter are transmission slipping, noises such as chirping, ticking etc and transmission overheating, contaminated or burnt transmission fluid, transmission shuddering, increased stall speed and unusual sounds.

When a torque converter is failing the failing torque converter can sound like bird chirping, ticking, and the failing torque converter can also make other noises such as clicking noises and whirring noises and sometimes even a slight chirp noise that sounds like a bird chirping.

You could drive with a bad torque converter at least until the torque converter completely fails and then leaves you stranded and causes more issues.

If the torque converter completely fails then the transmission will not be able to work because the torque converter can no longer make torque to the transmission.

So you won't go anywhere.

It's best to have the torque converter replaced as soon as possible before it completely goes out.

The torque converter for your automatic transmission is not inside the transmission but instead the torque converter is on the outside of your transmission and is located between the engine and the transmission.

The torque converter is bolted to the engine flywheel and is mounted on a shaft to the transmission.

So you have to remove the engine or transmission to replace the torque converter on the vehicle.

Torque converters that are going bad do sometimes make some noise indicating they are going bad.

When a Torque Converter goes bad it can make noises.

Some noises that a Torque converter can make are clicking noises and whirring noises and sometimes even a slight chirp noise that sounds like a bird chirping.

When you continue driving with a bad torque converter the torque converter will get worse and worse and eventually it will leave you stranded as the torque converter will no longer be able to transfer torque from the engine to the transmission.

Some signs and symptoms of a malfunctioning and bad torque converter include shuddering coming from the transmission while driving, gears changing at a higher than normal engine speed, and odd noises such as clicking or whirring.

If not enough or too much fluid is passed to the gearbox, it can cause gears to slip.

A torque converter is a type of fluid coupling which transfers rotating power from a prime mover, like an internal combustion engine, to a rotating driven load. In a vehicle with an automatic transmission, the torque converter connects the power source to the load.

The Torque converter sits behind the engine between the engine and transmission so you have to remove the transmission to replace the Torque Converter which means it's a big job.

A new Torque converter can cost as much as $200.00 to $300.00 and another $300.00 or so for labor charges.

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