Rebuild costs

Rebuild costs

Postby scal8r [OP] » March 16th 2010, 8:57pm

I may just have to have my 4L60E transmission rebuilt. Flush and fill utilizing sea foam changed nothing in the way it slips between gears. Anyone have some idea what a fair price might be in the course of getting estimates?

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Re: Rebuild costs

Postby astroturf » March 17th 2010, 12:05am

Bump for the new guy. Come on trans experts...
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Re: Rebuild costs

Postby Mr_Bowtie » March 17th 2010, 1:14am

I'm no tranny expert, but here is a reputable company in IL that charges just under $900 with new convertor....of course you have to do the removal and install of the tranny.
Their ad on craigslist:
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Re: Rebuild costs

Postby rev_les » March 17th 2010, 1:28am

Who's doing the removal and replacement? Doing the r&r yourself can save you some cash. I just paid $800 to have mine rebuilt, but I had numerous internal parts replaced due to catastrophic failure,(pics are on a thread here somewhere)I did the r&r, and I had a new converter already, which is about 140-ish. The one I grenaded, I paid 700 for ( plus my core) but it had Alto Red Eagle clutches, Kolene steels,kevlar band, vette servos, It shifted extremely firm,( as in chirped the heck out of 2nd and left a quick bark when you were on it hard into 3rd)...to the the point of destroying itself.I don't recommend going that route, just go with a good reputable rebuilder, and stock quality Raybestos or equivalent clutches.
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Re: Rebuild costs

Postby sufferee » March 17th 2010, 2:22am

i'm kinda on the same boat w/ you scal8r. except my symptom disappeared at the moment.
i started shopping around here in portland,OR..
rebuilding 4L60E cost range from $1200 -$1800. 1 year warranty.
local salvage yard sell 4L60E as is for $400.+ their appointed repair shop installation w/30 days warranty $400 =$800.
there are numerous info in here as well for tackling it yourself.
check out minnesotamud.com even if you're not doing it yourself.
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Re: Rebuild costs

Postby Astroplane » March 17th 2010, 4:32am

Forget about price. Not all transmissions are rebuilt equally. Ask everyone you know who they recommend. Go from there.
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Re: Rebuild costs

Postby rev_les » March 17th 2010, 4:39am

Astroplane wrote:Forget about price. Not all transmissions are rebuilt equally. Ask everyone you know who they recommend. Go from there.

I can partially agree with this..I forgot to mention I was quoted 1300 by a shop, but my brother knows one of the rebuilders, and he did it on the side, not through a business. He still guarantees his work though, and came out and test drove the vehicle after I installed it to make sure everything was operating correctly. It may be harder for some folks to get this kind of deal.I wouldn't waste money ( again) on a junkyard transmission.
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Re: Rebuild costs

Postby rev_les » March 17th 2010, 4:42am

Just pray you never have this happen, lol https://www.astrosafari.com/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=4516&start=0
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Re: Rebuild costs

Postby Jasen » March 17th 2010, 4:45am

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Re: Rebuild costs

Postby rev_les » March 17th 2010, 4:49am

Jasen you must have seen it when I had it screwed up on the link, lmao
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Re: Rebuild costs

Postby Astroplane » March 17th 2010, 6:38am

rev_les wrote:He still guarantees his work though, and came out and test drove the vehicle after I installed it to make sure everything was operating correctly.

Similar experience here. Quality builders are one of the most sought after commodities on the market. It is common for them to build for multiple shops and dealers as well. The builders I've met are real people, highly experienced, and top in their profession. It really is a word of mouth type thing trying to find "THE guy".
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Re: Rebuild costs

Postby 979roadrunner » March 17th 2010, 8:33am

I and the fellow I worked for as a Cab mechanic had much better luck with junkyard transmissions than rebuilds. He basicaly developed the mindset that a rebuilt transmission needs to be rebuilt again, right away.
After perusing the service records for his 40 car fleet I have to agree that we did have much better luck with junkyard trannies.
We never, however, bought one 'as is'. That means 'as is broken'.
And of course the service industry is unfortunately full of people who have no buiseness next to a car. When one of these yahoos tries to rebuild a tranny, the results aren't good.
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