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How much shuold I pay for a transmission?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by elvisjay, Mar 1, 2001.

  1. elvisjay

    elvisjay Newbie

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    Need a tranny for my '74 that was supposedly rebuilt...guess not. Anyway, iI was quoted $2k for a rebuild and replacement of my torque converter. Seemed mghty steep.
     
  2. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    That must have been the gold plated warrantied till the end of earth rebuild...that or you went to Ammco.
    If you do it yourself including a rebuilt converter it will cost $150 in parts with warranty at retail if you just need the normal parts (clutches steels, bands and seals). Add about $100 if the stator shaft on the pump is wore out. The TH350 is one of the easiest to rebuild tranny's on the market.Who ever you got this quote from just added on 1,850 bucks in labor. Find the non brand name tranny place that always has a lot full of cars and never the same ones. Thats probably the best and most reasonable place in town.
    If you pull the tranny most places will rebuild it with a rebuilt converter for around 300-350 bucks for the normal wear out parts. You let them pull it probably looking $600.
    Now to make a tranny last you need a BIG cooler. Heat is what kills tranny's.
    If your willing to pay $2k bring it on over to my place...I could use the cash.

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  3. elkboy

    elkboy 1/2 ton status

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    I agree with grim. I recently bought a rebuilt TH350 outright for $340.00, low rpm stall converter was $125.00, $50.00 for shift kit. Labor should not be more than $300.00. I checked around and the most expensive high pro TH350 I could find was $700.00.

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  4. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    I spent about $800 at the tranny shop on mine. It was a TH350.

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