[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

Re: Need 5sp Tranny for 4000 s

At 12:05 AM 3/20/96 EST, you wrote:
>After approx. 140K miles of service, my tranny on 85 4000s 4
>cyl, manual 5 speed, started go bad.  symtoms are, leaking
>trany oil, grinding noise for more than 5 months, and finally,
>it start to ticking from inside.  well, i took her to local
>(Nothern Virginia) trany shop.  after they test drove it, they
>supected bad syncro, broken gear, etc.  estimate? $1500 - $2000.
>Is this reasonable figure for getting a new trany?  the guy
>said, he will buy rebuilt trany from west coast and open up my
>dying trany.  if it is rebuildable, he will, otherwise, he will
>charge me the rebuilt trany +$650 labor to install.  

Those transmissions are very cheap on the west coast (at least in Oregon).
Since they almost never go bad (sorry about yours)  The wrecking yards here
treat them like a dead racoon.  I wouldn't waste any money rebuilding your
transmission.  Buy a good used trans and have it installed.  $650 seems a
little steep for labor though.  Good luck.


John Karasaki

The Karasaki's, proud owners of AUDI automobiles

1981 Coupe
1982 TQC
1984 5000S Wagon
1990 V8