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#12332236 - 07/10/17 11:05 AM Transmission Died - $ Estimate?
5PounderOnAFrog Offline
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Registered: 12/03/10
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Loc: Conroe
Hey guys so as luck would have it, the day my wife and I closed on our first house my transmission started acting up. Well now two weeks later it is completely shot and I was told it will have to be rebuilt/replaced. I got a quote for about 5400 to have it replaced as well as replacing the motor mounts which are also broken. Does this sound like a reasonable price or is it on the higher end? I thought it seemed a bit high but before I waste anymore time shopping around I figured I'd ask on here. If anyone has any experience with this and can recommend what the cheapest route would be or can recommend a reliable and reasonable mechanic in the Conroe/Houston area I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

P.S. the truck is a 2011 Z71 Silverado 1500 4X4


Edited by 5PounderOnAFrog (07/10/17 11:08 AM)

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#12332257 - 07/10/17 11:24 AM Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog]
Samsonsworld Offline
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Registered: 12/12/08
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Loc: Oeste Del Tejas
Seems high to me, but it's been a while since I've had one worked on. I'd make a few phone calls and check around.

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#12334595 - 07/11/17 03:45 PM Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog]
5PounderOnAFrog Offline
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Loc: Conroe
Thanks I will shop around a little more.

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#12334658 - 07/11/17 04:41 PM Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog]
Couples Team Offline
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Registered: 05/02/13
Posts: 268
Loc: Lindale
Yours is probably the 6L80E trans. They are a little pricey! I think my transmission shop here in Tyler gets around $3500-$4000 for one. I know the front pumps are expensive which drives the price up! You should be able to find someone a little cheaper that does a good job!

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#12334826 - 07/11/17 06:59 PM Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog]
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#12336174 - 07/12/17 03:06 PM Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog]
Todd™ Offline
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At a GM dealer in DFW for a 6L80 it would run you about $4000 installed and would come with a 3 year 100k mile warranty. That's a manufacture rebuilt transmission so if any issues the labor and parts are covered at any GM dealer across the country.


Edited by Todd™ (07/14/17 10:57 AM)
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#12338851 - 07/14/17 06:36 AM Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog]
patriot07 Offline
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$5400 is high unless it's a brand new transmission or something like that.

How many miles do you have on the truck? Just curious. Those transmissions usually hold up pretty good.
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#12339104 - 07/14/17 09:27 AM Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog]
redchevy Offline
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You have an incredibly common transmission, many vehicles were produced that use it. You may have a good shot of finding a low mileage used one at a salvage yard. With a little work you could put it in yourself.

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#12339132 - 07/14/17 09:41 AM Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog]
varnoldi Offline
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Registered: 10/18/16
Posts: 200
Loc: Watauga, TX
got a quote on 03 5.3 z71(same tranny) . $3100 from eagle transmission . I ended up pulling the transmission myself and my neighbor rebuilt it for $800 (retired army mechanic)
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#12339277 - 07/14/17 10:57 AM Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: varnoldi]
redchevy Offline
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Originally Posted By: varnoldi
got a quote on 03 5.3 z71(same tranny) . $3100 from eagle transmission . I ended up pulling the transmission myself and my neighbor rebuilt it for $800 (retired army mechanic)


I would bet it is not the same transmission. In 2003 I bet yours is a 4speed and his being a 2011 is a 6 speed.

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#12339510 - 07/14/17 01:06 PM Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: redchevy]
Chris B Offline
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Registered: 05/02/03
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Originally Posted By: varnoldi
got a quote on 03 5.3 z71(same tranny) . $3100 from eagle transmission . I ended up pulling the transmission myself and my neighbor rebuilt it for $800 (retired army mechanic)


I would bet it is not the same transmission. In 2003 I bet yours is a 4speed and his being a 2011 is a 6 speed.

I'm sure it's not the same. I got my 05 done at 315,000 miles for $1,300 at a good shop with a warranty. Those new six speeds are high dollar.
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#12345833 - 07/18/17 11:11 AM Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog]
skeeteroneal Offline
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Registered: 06/28/04
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Loc: Hico
Had mine rebuilt with a 1 year/12,000 mile warranty for $1500.
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#12345983 - 07/18/17 12:16 PM Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: skeeteroneal]
redchevy Offline
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Originally Posted By: skeeteroneal
Had mine rebuilt with a 1 year/12,000 mile warranty for $1500.


What make and year model? 4 or 6 speed?

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#12346166 - 07/18/17 01:51 PM Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog]
skeeteroneal Offline
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2007 GMC. 4 speed.
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#12352758 - 07/22/17 02:07 AM Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog]
Devil Horse Offline
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Registered: 01/24/11
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Loc: East Texas
$5400? WTH, shop around, lot of fat on that quote.

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