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Old 10-07-2007, 06:09 PM   #1
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Ok, my tranny is on its last leg... So I'm looking for a replacement. So, should I rebuild it or get a used one? I've been weighing the advantages/disadvantages of each, but I'm still not sure. I know that a common used transmission will cost around 500, but a good one will be around 750. Ok, how much is it to rebuild a transmission? I'm kinda thinking that once I fix this I'm just gonna give it to carmax, but I don't know when that'll happen. So, what do you all think? Oh yeah, I'm gonna need a tq converter, too.
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If you have nothing but time and a place to work on it, rebuilding it yourself isn't that bad. Even if you get a good used one, you still have to pay 300-500 in labor to r&r both units, so keep that in mind.

Check Ebay often. I've seen LKQ list a 4t-65e as low as 75 bucks, and yes it comes with a warranty.
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I put two used 4t60e'* in the 96 and finally gave up and got a reman with a warranty. Neither used one lasted more than 4k miles. Just sayin'.
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I have a way to install it

Oh, and two bonnies, that'* exactly what I was thinking. There IS this 25k mile tranny Ed Morad is selling, but it'* for a Regal LS... idk if that'll work...
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Ok, part 2:
Have you heard of these guys?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...ME:X:AAQ:US:11
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I sent them an e-mail asking exactly which trans that is and they say it'* not the HD unit.
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My 97 SE SC is in the shop now having the trans rebuilt, I pick the car up Wednesday or Thursday, $2,348.00 out the door for a complete rebuild including all updates.

It took some arguing to get that price, quotes were all in the $3000-3800.00 range in this part (Northwest) of the country for a complete rebuild including the R&R of the trans.
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thats alot for a brand new one in mine i paid 1400 with labor
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First, you need to know which transmission you have:

A.T., 3.8L, 3.05 ratio F83, ident LBB
A.T., 3.8L, 3.29 ratio FR9, ident LCB
A.T., 3.8L, 3.29 ratio FR9, ident LNB
A.T., 3.8L, 3.05 ratio F83, ident LPB

Those are all listed for a 2000 Impala by the car-part Interchange.

Now, if you want to try for a decent used one, give www.donsauto.com a try. They are actually right down the road from my work, and offer a 12 month/12k mile warrenty on their major components (Engine/Tranny/driveline/etc) and I know many people around here use them. All their vehicles are under 95k on them. And I know they have an LS in there (even though not shown on the site) cause I can see the front clip on their rack in front (was looking for a white fender and it was silver.)

Just a thought. Price would be lesser than the ebay one you mentioned I believe.
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