Q: How much does a rebuilt transmission cost?
A: The Price of the same Rebuilt Transmission can vary by a couple hundred dollars and sometimes even over a thousand dollars depending on the abilities or honesty of the transmission shop that was chosen to have the transmission rebuilt. Even the cost of a rebuilt transmission from the same shop can vary by that same price range depending on the type of vehicle and any internal hard part damage. But there is an average price range for the cost of a rebuilt transmission, and like anything else, you get what you pay for, unless you’re paying for a shop’s franchise fees.
Q: What is a transmission flush – fluid change?
A: A transmission flush, sometimes referred to by customers as a “transmission fluid change” is a service that exchanges old automatic transmission fluid (ATF) with new ATF. This service uses a machine that flushes out almost all of the old fluid, but does not include changing the filter or removing the pan to clean the debris.
Q: What is an automatic transmission service?
A: A Transmission Service is normally defined as removing the transmission oil pan and cleaning the debris from the pan, replacing the transmission filter and installing the oil pan with a new gasket and refilling the transmission with new, vehicle specific transmission fluid.
Q: What are automatic transmission hard parts?
A: Automatic Transmission Hard Parts are parts that are normally not included in the cost of a rebuilt transmission. An Automatic Transmission Hard Part is a part that wasn’t designed to wear out or brake and therefore, was not meant to have to be replaced during the transmission rebuild.
Q: What is included in an automatic transmission rebuild?
A: A Rebuilt automatic transmission as defined by the transmission repair industry is a transmission that has been disassembled, inspected for the root cause of the transmission failure and cleaned for reassembly. Then any hard parts that are found to be damaged or worn past acceptable specifications are replaced, the transmission is assembled with a complete Master Transmission Rebuild Kit (MRK) along with any requested upgrades, and most importantly, corrections to address the root cause of the transmission failure. But not all transmission shops rebuild transmissions the same way. The way a shop rebuilds a transmission depends on the same factors that affect the cost of a rebuilt transmission; the shop’s abilities, honesty and even the quality of the shop’s rebuilt transmissions.