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Transmission Died - $ Estimate? #12332236
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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

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Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog] #12332257
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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.

Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog] #12334595
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Thanks I will shop around a little more.

Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog] #12334658
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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!

Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog] #12334826
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Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog] #12336174
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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.

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Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog] #12338851
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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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Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog] #12339104
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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.

Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog] #12339132
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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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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.

Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: redchevy] #12339510
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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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Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog] #12345833
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Had mine rebuilt with a 1 year/12,000 mile warranty for $1500.


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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?

Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog] #12346166
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2007 GMC. 4 speed.


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Re: Transmission Died - $ Estimate? [Re: 5PounderOnAFrog] #12352758
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$5400? WTH, shop around, lot of fat on that quote.

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