what is a ballpark figure for price to rebuild a tranny?

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does any one know? i just bought a project 1991 eagle talon tsi awd.with only 88,000 miles. i only paid $150 for it but the tranny is out. it is also a manual tranny if that makes a difference.

posted by  talongod33

I would say you could expect to pay $400-800 for a bench rebuild job depending on where you go and exactly what it needs. If you need it re-installed then expect the price to go up at least $200, that's assuming you short-cut replacing the clutch(not recommended).

posted by  Sick88Tbird

R&R w/ Repair will run you about a grand+, maybe more because those cars are horrible to get them out of/repair, AWD Eagles are terrible. That's why you got the car so cheap.

posted by  88GrandPrixSE

cant be much harder than pulling an Audi motor. which became surprisingly easy once you think like an audi engineer

posted by  BanffAutoSpa_ap

I've happily never taken out an Audi motor, don't really care to either. I wouldn't if I was told either, I refuse to do extensive work to european junk. Even small jobs turn big on them.. waiting 3 days now for an axel for a Volvo, coming from Italy, and that's why they're junk. Not to mention motors and Trans are completely different things.. Much harder to take the motor out on anything than the trans no matter the case. Not much is connected to the trans, few wires and a couple hoses is all. Where-as a motor... lots of everything.

No matter how you approach it, it's going to take one mechanic the same amount of time as the next to do pretty much anything on a car, hense, the labour book, which will probably give you 13 hours just for R&R on a Eagle AWD.

posted by  88GrandPrixSE

would it be cheaper to find a used tranny?or how much is it to buy a new one?

posted by  talongod33

Used is cheaper, but, then you may just be getting other peoples problems. I'd get it re-built personally. The re-build will probably cost in the $700 area, and it's like getting a new one.

posted by  88GrandPrixSE

axel for a volvo from italy? what country do you live in, musta been really obscure, i can say ive never had to go out of northa america to find anything. and VW and Audi build pretty damn good cars and they make it very simple, the only problem i have found is that they are made of alot of plastic, and getting diagnostics info is tricky cuz they always want you to use the VAG and only give you specs for doing the pinout tests thru the thing, so you kinda gotta figure it out on your own (im assuming like ford's old Break out box or whatever they called that crap) but i don't think im gunna invest in a that tool cuz, we don't see a whole lotta VW's or Audi's with drivability problems, just the regular crap.

posted by  BanffAutoSpa_ap

I'm from Canada for the record.

Well if you worked on them all day you'd think differently about them they aren't well built either, mediocre at best. The only one of them two that I'd ever own is a TDI VW, and that's only because they get very good mileage.

We just got that Volvo done today, it's been sitting on stands clogging our shop up since Wednesday.

We have to order from Japan and Europe constantly, it gets extremely annoying, we order from there at least once or twice a week. That's why I don't see why someone would buy an import vehicle, really, I just don't understand. They're under-powered generally, lots of them rust very badly, they have a lot of problems, they're expensive to fix and you have to wait to fix them. Why not get a vehicle that was made for conditions on this continent, cheaper to fix, better designed generally, and of course, get more bang for the buck and a longer lasting motor with the V6's/8's that we have here. You just see all this stuff after working on them for pretty much as long as you can remember. Oh well, everyone to their own, I guess.

posted by  88GrandPrixSE

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