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Roughly How much for a Transmission Recondition?

Discussion in 'VZ Holden Commodore (2004 - 2006)' started by Weekend Warrior, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Weekend Warrior

    Weekend Warrior Waghoon

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    Hi guys,

    Unfortunately for me my transmission is slipping quite bad in to third gear. It will rev but barely accelerate then will eventually catch... im hoping it could just be the oil if ####ed....but i don't know how to check it? a little help?

    But anyway if it's not the oil im thinking clutch packs, so probably have to get the box recod. Roughly how much am i looking at for a 4 speed auto 2005 exec. wagon. pretty sure it's the 4L60 box.

    Cheers!
     
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    Check trans oil while car is running,clean the stick then check it
     
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    Weekend Warrior Waghoon

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    how do i do so??
     
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    how many kms
     
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    Weekend Warrior Waghoon

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    it's at 129xxx
     
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    Take it to a transmission workshop
     
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    Weekend Warrior Waghoon

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    im going to. but i would like to know roughly how much im up for?
     
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    acarmody Donati..Whoa Green

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    A couple of years ago I was told about $2200-$2300 for a rebuild with a shift kit.

    Brissie seems to be a bit more expensive than Sydney or Melbourne.
     
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    just last month i got my vs's transmission reco'd 2000 grand for reco then 500 for shift kit a bit pricey but hell does it go hard alot if your planning to keep the car for ages just do it
     
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    mine was reco'd 5L40E (5speed) $3500 with torque converter replacement, its not going to be cheap im sorry to say :(
    i had the exact same problem as your describing, take it to a workshop they will need to pull it apart most likely
     
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    Weekend Warrior Waghoon

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    #### me...it's not looking good!! :(
     
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    How often do you get the trans serviced? They should last longer than how many k's youve done. What colour is the fluid?
     
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    Weekend Warrior Waghoon

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    just got back from trans shop. looks like 3/4 clutch is completely ####ed.

    requires a new box :( Had the option of $1875 for new one installed or $850 for second hand so im going second hand.

    pretty shitty really considering i drive like a grandpa, have never skidded the car in my life and it's hasn't done high klm's.

    oh well such is life i guess!
     
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    :( sometimes these things just happen, even if you baby your car its entire life, luck of the draw, is that a second hand reco box or a straight swap over?, on a positive note tho once you get the new trans it it will drive like brand new so just think of that
     
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    New or second hand transmission should come with a warranty up to certain km's or however many months if fitted by a mechanic, so pays to ask them.
    As for driving like a granny, thats probebly half the problem in the first place. You probebly stressed it. Drive like a granny and your engine/trans will addapt to it. When you need to put your foot down youll f**k it.
     
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    Weekend Warrior Waghoon

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    dont get me wrong i gave it the occasional trip up to towards redline. But it in no way had a hard life in the 40 000km's ive put on it. And i don't know if its just second hand or second hand reco but the mechanic said he's ha a look at it and the box looks good and strong.
     
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    did you go to a mechanic or an auto specialist?
     
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    took it too a transmission specialist shop recommenced to me from a mates old man that is a mechanic.
     
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    My car has just tipped over the 182,000km mark, i've had the car for 6 months and gone around 14,000km since i got it and lately its been reving a lot and barely changing gears, this morning when pulling into the carpark at work, the car wouldn't move and only rev like hell whether it be Reverse or Drive it didn't matter. Then it kicked in and let me barely move it, so i guess i'll be calling NRMA when i finish work today :(

    Does anyone around Newcastle know of a decent automatic transmission workshop that won't rip me off?

    I'm totally screwed, i have absolutely no money to get a new gearbox and have no credit card to fall back (recently chopped the cards up and moved over to a personal loan)
     
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    Most people dont get their Autos serviced or check the fluid so thats why many boxes fail way earlier than they should even if theyre not driven hard.
     

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