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Gearbox rebuild???

wingwang99

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Ok so on friday my gearbox **** itself. Couldn't do much about it on the weekend so had to wait til yesterday to take it somewhere. A mate recommended a guy, says he does a good job. He called me this morning with the news that the gearbox needs rebuilding. He says I'm looking at around $1900. Does this sound about right? I was expecting between $1000-1500.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be very appreciated

EDIT: Its an auto...
 

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When I had my VS ute (about 5 years ago now) I had the auto rebuilt, cost me 2200. The guy built it stronger though... dunno what he did but he said he put better parts then standard in there.
 

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you can buy gearboxes from repco i think theyre about 1500. 1900 would include removal and install and fluid id assume so it sounds reasonable
 

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Mate I'm not sure where you are, I had a VR auto rebuilt with a stage 2 shift kit for around $2000 that was 6 months ago down at Balina automatics and I can't fault it (the same rebuild up on the sunshine coast I was quoted $3000) so shop around
 

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i'm no good with auto boxes as i'm always with a manual, but i would have though i'd seen reco'd boxes aroud for 900? if they're reco'd havent they been rebuilt anyway?
 

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You can buy stronger, upgraded rebuilt boxes for less than that. Buy one and drop it in yourself or with a mate :) They're not so hard to do if you have the right tools.
 
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