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Transmission: Rebuild or replace? Got through.

Postby nervewrecker » March 31st, 2012, 3:43 pm

Been getting a problem, when cold it takes a few seconds for 'D' drive to engage, 'R' reverse works fine. However when engine & stuff becomes hot, no problems whatsoever.

Went to Singh's in Barrackpore today, spoke to the dude & he said its the seals in it that needs to be replaced, (he did not take the car for a drive or anything).

I was advised that I have 2 choices:

I - rebuild i.e. replace the seals etc, 2 days (or so he say) & the cost to replace these seals inclusive of the price of the seals is $3000.00

II - replace, buy a whole foreign used one & slap it in. Now there is the uncertainty of the condition of this foreign used one & how long it will hold up for (usually 1 - 2 weeks warranty on it).
Price of foreign used transmission = approx $2500.00
Labor to install = approx $500.00
plus Transmission oil & stuff
Total of >$3000.00

Sooo....whats the best option?

I find that rebuild price kind of fishy though, how come changing of parts & labor to do so coming up almost the same as a next one?

I seeing a lot of threads in here (yes I did a search) but all are inconclusive, usually the same set of people saying 'rebuild, cal x,y, or z' & some saying replace. What exactly is the best thing to do & while we at it can you guys call out a few more transmission repair guys contact numbers. I know there is one dude in tableland & another in la romaine. Any other competent repairmen, feel free to post the numbers as well.
Thanks.
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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby konartis » March 31st, 2012, 4:07 pm

i did a rebuild last year on a b13 transmission and it went bad again by that same man named sings in bpore but charged me 2000$ for the labour and parts etc...... not sure if the guy did it well or that was the normal thing, ended up buying a FR used one and its working well ever since...however...in a almera that i own, that same thing was happening with the drive gear and it turned out that i had to change the transmission fluid, never got any problems after!

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby nervewrecker » March 31st, 2012, 4:19 pm

^^

I saw your post / threads.

I usually change my fluids on time, T-fluid changed like 3 months ago anyways.

Did you ever price out any almera transmissions btw?

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby NR8 » March 31st, 2012, 4:29 pm

nerve I having the same problem with my reverse gear. At first it would only take about a second longer to engage than the other gears. Told my mechanic in Debe about it & he said it would only get worse, and that it would be better to rebuild. It has indeed gotten much worse now! He's charging $2200 to rebuild, inclusive of new parts and labour. I'll pm the number and other details if you want.
I agree with you about being uncertain of the foreign used condition. I priced the B13, B14 and B15/Almera transmission (QG15) about 2 weeks ago at Bick's in Penal, all 3 are $2500. My sis bought an Almera/ QG16 tranny in the bamboo last December & paid $2500 as well.

I've also been hearing good stuff about Keith Charles in La Romaine, but I haven't spoken to him personally yet to find out how much he charges.

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby NR8 » March 31st, 2012, 4:41 pm

BTW what was the conditon of the old tranny fluid when you changed it? Were there any metal shavings in it? And did you notice any change in performance of the transmission after? I was thinking about doing this in the short term until I can get it rebuilt.

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby Ted_v2 » March 31st, 2012, 5:03 pm

replace

replaced the engine in the lancer and the tranny too,No problem

2 months from installation

also who charging 500$ to change a tranny?

Madness

i could link up somebody that could source it and install for almost the same price

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby nervewrecker » March 31st, 2012, 5:09 pm

^^

well post info. :D

NR8 wrote:BTW what was the conditon of the old tranny fluid when you changed it? Were there any metal shavings in it? And did you notice any change in performance of the transmission after? I was thinking about doing this in the short term until I can get it rebuilt.


didnt notice any shaving's as I did not check.

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby NR8 » March 31st, 2012, 5:29 pm

sound boy 64 wrote:i could link up somebody that could source it and install for almost the same price

For $2500?

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby Ted_v2 » March 31st, 2012, 5:46 pm

NR8 wrote:
sound boy 64 wrote:i could link up somebody that could source it and install for almost the same price

For $2500?


miss understood me there

i ment to say i could get some one to go source the tranny and install it for around 500 $

transmissions should be around 2000$ i think

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby NR8 » March 31st, 2012, 6:02 pm

Hmm...ok. That still more expensive than a rebuild for me though.

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby nervewrecker » March 31st, 2012, 7:17 pm

How much does a rebuild cost nr8

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby NR8 » March 31st, 2012, 7:31 pm

NR8 wrote:nerve I having the same problem with my reverse gear. At first it would only take about a second longer to engage than the other gears. Told my mechanic in Debe about it & he said it would only get worse, and that it would be better to rebuild. It has indeed gotten much worse now! He's charging $2200 to rebuild, inclusive of new parts and labour. I'll pm the number and other details if you want.

I asked the more experienced tuners in this thread and they said it was a good price...
http://www.trinituner.com/v3/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=307199&p=6013543#p6013543

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby dreadman » April 2nd, 2012, 1:53 am

newer vehicles u can check diagnostics on ur tranny brainbox. if ur car doesnt have one, maybe its the governor dat is goin bad. when u put it on drive and d gear doesnt goes in, take off d overdrive switch and check if d gear engages now.dis is presently goin orn wit my car an d transmission guy told me dat d governor goin bad or d overdrive switch goin bad

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby nervewrecker » April 2nd, 2012, 6:28 am

thanks dreadman, my OD switch always off btw, well at speeds below 80km/h.

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby Rory Phoulorie » April 2nd, 2012, 10:22 am

nervewrecker wrote:thanks dreadman, my OD switch always off btw, well at speeds below 80km/h.


Why? It's a fuel economy gear. Why only use it above 80km/h?

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby nervewrecker » April 2nd, 2012, 11:23 am

Actually from what I read nuttin wrong with leaving it on at lower speeds. I just find at lower speeds like around my home town & stuff the car has a slightly faster acceleration, kinda a 'light' feeling to it & 'feels' like there is a bit more ease in climbing hills (could be in ones mind).
Its not set in stone that I throw on the switch above 80, sometimes less. RPM tends to be a tad bit higher with it off so for a long run at a high speed like 80km/h & that vicinity so I simply put it on to have less rev's (I just hate to hear an engine revving). Just personal preference actually.

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby NR8 » April 2nd, 2012, 3:23 pm

dreadman wrote:newer vehicles u can check diagnostics on ur tranny brainbox. if ur car doesnt have one, maybe its the governor dat is goin bad. when u put it on drive and d gear doesnt goes in, take off d overdrive switch and check if d gear engages now.dis is presently goin orn wit my car an d transmission guy told me dat d governor goin bad or d overdrive switch goin bad

Can this work for reverse gear as well?

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby nervewrecker » April 3rd, 2012, 7:33 pm

sooo....anyone?

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby dreadman » April 4th, 2012, 7:51 am

NR8 wrote:
dreadman wrote:newer vehicles u can check diagnostics on ur tranny brainbox. if ur car doesnt have one, maybe its the governor dat is goin bad. when u put it on drive and d gear doesnt goes in, take off d overdrive switch and check if d gear engages now.dis is presently goin orn wit my car an d transmission guy told me dat d governor goin bad or d overdrive switch goin bad

Can this work for reverse gear as well?

Don't kno.

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby kurpal_v2 » April 6th, 2012, 1:18 am

G, 647-6739, ask for david, thats the guy from next door by me on the hill.



He would recommend a rebuild for long term and would stand by his work against defect.

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby cinco » April 6th, 2012, 1:32 am

most rebuilders with any reputation will give u 6 months
a FU tranny u get 30days u do the math
personally i always lean towards the rebuild

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby konartis » April 6th, 2012, 1:54 pm

from what i knw, bicks has those tranny for about 2500$ thats the cheapest, but as i said...change the fluid first and see what happends...could be the oil as it was in my case...

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby nervewrecker » April 9th, 2012, 11:21 am

up in the bamboo does have transmissions?

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby Ted_v2 » April 9th, 2012, 11:46 am

^ yeah

go bamboo #2

i have a set of parts places numbers ill see to send u them if u like so u could get a estimated price

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby syntax » April 9th, 2012, 10:18 pm

if you got the time do the rebuild

and that man singh once told my father transmission oil never requires changing

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby nervewrecker » April 15th, 2012, 7:28 pm

so singh is a bad choice then.

I have hard some bad reviews about the dude in la romaine as well.

anyone with info on the dude from ramai trace?

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby Ted_v2 » April 15th, 2012, 8:18 pm

rawle in siparia?

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby nubbiecar » April 24th, 2012, 6:14 pm

by chance is it the spring the transmission like the b14 ones..cuz i tink mines goin tru the same ting..gorm..as the higher speed goes up it stops but like wen its dropping speed as well as rpm it get a noise too on mine..

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby ashtonishment » June 19th, 2012, 10:28 pm

that is the big seal losing pressure. i have a fren who had sammmmmme problem and paid 6500 at chag auto. tran. kit is 2700 alone. dat was better because they were burned clutches an other hardened seals. with dem u get a 18 months warranty

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Re: Transmission: Rebuild or replace?

Postby veedubtt » June 28th, 2012, 6:25 pm

i think david is the guy in ramai trace....charles is a rip off now, he use to be good....earlier this year i know someone who had their almera tranny fixed by him....the car did not work well after and his after sale service was bad....he ended up giving the guy back his money and told him to move is #$%^ing car.( and this is just one bad case...plenty ppl saying charles days done) rawle is siparia is good i hear.

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