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Old 04-05-2011, 11:41 PM
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tranny rebuild cost?

hello, I live in vancouver, WA. My 05 f150 transmission took a crap on me last week for the second time. The first being @29,000mi and the second @70,000mi. The first was covered under the ford warrenty and the second, well I was not so lucky. Any way it is being totally rebuilt with a new torque converter. The mechanic I talked to said he was going to beef up the tranny with some older "hard parts" saying they were better for the trans than the updated stuff. Well AAMCO wants 3,841.00 total for the rebuild,the mechanics time, to the fluid. Is it just me or am I getting shafted and what is the cost otherwise? Thanks Erik
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:47 PM
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i just bought a built trans and its costing me around 3800 for everything.

http://www.bcatransmissions.com/
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:51 PM
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Well that makes me feel better! Thanks
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:56 PM
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As a point of comparison, I recently spent $2900 to have a rebuilt AX4N transmission put in my '02 Windstar -- the tranny itself was $1500 and the rest was labor -- it's a pain ' cause they have to tie the engine in place and then lower the tranny on its frame out of the van from the bottom with a special jack. However, they shouldn't have to go to that length on a rear-wheel drive truck so the labor should be less in theory. Not sure about the transmission cost, but if you can find out the transmission model number (look on the side or bottom plate) you can usually google something like "rebuilt <model #> transmission" and find what places are selling rebuilt units for. What AAMCO is charging you for their rebuild efforts and parts should definitely be lower than what a complete rebuilt unit would cost.
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:04 AM
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yeah true, I am up in ALAska at work so it will be awhile until I get that info. Thanks RSchnier!
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:06 AM
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Well that makes me feel better! Thanks
but can your new trans handle 600HP? i would call around for a better price.

i was quoted around 2500 for a regular rebuild.
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:39 AM
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The AAmco mechanic said there was not all that much that is offered for the 4r75e tranny as far as the aftermarket stuff. But he did tell me that it should last for at least 60,000mi considering I am running 35" tires and that is a definite tranny killer. I put a factory tech shift kit in it along with a bigger trans cooler hopeing it would help. Well I got 10,000 more mi that the last time!!!
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:46 AM
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call darrin burch. hes building my trans he can hook you up.

you also need to regear your axles for turning those 35's.
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3k for a trans rebuild is CRAZY. I bought a completely built 4r70w(good for 600hp) and fluid for 2k. The 4r75 doesnt have as many part available at the moment to "beef" them up, but the 4r75 is already a stronger, better built trans than the 4r70. I would recommend Darrin as well, but he is hard to get ahold of sometimes.

Here is a link to the same company that built my transmission. Comes with a 3 year, unlimited mileage warranty. Here is a heavy duty built trans for your truck
http://monstertrans.com/store/produc...-Duty-2WD.html
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:33 AM
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:35 PM
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ford had to replace mine at 28,000 miles along with all new lines and tranny cooler. They were pushing the extended warranty on me because they said this job would have cost me $4,500.00 out of pocket!!!
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:24 AM
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i had mine rebuilt (stock build) a few months ago by a local builder with GOOD rep. and it was $1800 out the door with new u-joints.

Call Darrin Burch, at bcautomotive he could do a full on race built tranny for what AAMACO wants, but his would last.
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:22 PM
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I just picked mine up this week (a 4R70W) from a "beef up" rebuild with a rebuilt TC for $1395. Hot-tanked and painted. Labor was all my own.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:42 PM
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3k for a trans rebuild is CRAZY. I bought a completely built 4r70w(good for 600hp) and fluid for 2k. The 4r75 doesnt have as many part available at the moment to "beef" them up, but the 4r75 is already a stronger, better built trans than the 4r70. I would recommend Darrin as well, but he is hard to get ahold of sometimes.

Here is a link to the same company that built my transmission. Comes with a 3 year, unlimited mileage warranty. Here is a heavy duty built trans for your truck
http://monstertrans.com/store/produc...-Duty-2WD.html
A cooworker just put a Monster trans in his Chevy. He said it had 300k miles and this was his 3rd rebuild. He said he was impressed by their facility when he went there and toured the place. We are in FL. He is running 35's on his truck. He said they tested all of their transmissions before they left the factory.
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