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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:46 pm    Post subject:  The Time is Near Reply with quote

Looks like I will soon, have to fork out 1600 dollars to rebuild the transmission. It is getting pretty bad, luckily the guy is well known around these parts. It's either pay maybe 200 dollars less, find a used tranny and hope it is good, or pay 200 more to know it has been gone through, for rebuild. At 110k miles I was not expecting this repair so soon. I just did the intake gaskets, so I suppose once this is out of the way the car should be good for a while. To be honest if i didn't owe on the car still I might be selling it, and picking up something else. But I seem to get the short end of the stick most of the time. 1600 is the cheapest around for me, how does that price compare to your experiences?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:57 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

My rebuild was right around 2100 and we all know how that worked out for me...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:11 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You could consider TEP trannies. I don't know how their pricing is, I seem to remember 1700 being the number: not sure if that included any upgrades or if it was their base price.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:08 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Mine started messing up @152k, I have 167k now, still rolling. I still owe on my car as well. That's ridiculous that you only have 110k... Smh. Best of luck. Im in the Seattle area and they wanted a lil more then 2k to do mine. If you can get a used low mileage tranny, with warranty might save yourself a few hundred or buy enough time to pay it off and dump it. Guy up in montesano was selling one for 200$, said it had 59k miles but had no proof so I passed on it..

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:00 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Mine finally took a crap this week on me, after three years of beating on it since getting a P1811 code. Never changed filter/fluid just drove it till it died.

I got quoted 1600-1700 complete rebuild, install, fluid, etc. with a 1 yr 12k mile warranty. And the shop was recommended by 3 different people (close friends/family) (also having them replace the 2 leaking trans cooler lines)

I emailed Dave at TEP. It would have been a 3 hour drive (each way) for me, and for the base rebuild, which is 1695. it was just shy of 2300 installed with fluid. Was going to have him ship me one and install myself, but that's still around 1800-1900 plus a day maybe 2 of labor.

Im having it rebuild by this shop since I'm unemployed and the extra 600 bucks isnt there. Once I get the build started and trying for 12's, I'll have Dave build me a trans, go pick it up and swap them myself. At that point the impala won't be a DD any longer so it can sit for days if needed.



Bigsammoe just had his rebuilt a little north of me, for either 1295 or 1395, he said so far its a good rebuild.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:03 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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My rebuild was right around 2100 and we all know how that worked out for me...
I am not sure that I do? Not good I am guessing. I mean I suppose I could just drive it till it really does die, but something inside me says thats not really a good choice.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:35 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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My rebuild was right around 2100 and we all know how that worked out for me...
I am not sure that I do? Not good I am guessing. I mean I suppose I could just drive it till it really does die, but something inside me says thats not really a good choice.


He got a botched repair, was a huge headache, going back to the trans shop several times, then when it seemed to be working, he dumped the car off at carmax. Does that pretty much sum it up iffy? Laughing


Impala2k - how long do you plan on driving the car if the transmission gets fixed? If you plan on only driving it for another year or two and then getting something new, I would go get it fixed (if its bad) by someone with recommendations. If you plan on driving it another 5 years or more, save yourself the headache and get a TEP trans in there.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:22 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Somehow I feel lucky... had 186K on the original transmission before my vehicle got totaled last month

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:31 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Iffy's shop also learned how to rebuild a 4t65-E on Iffy's transmission, if I remember right....... If done correctly, these tranny's are pretty tough and can take some abuse. Just make sure the builder knows what he's doing.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:24 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Just make sure the builder knows what he's doing.


This is the key. If you intend to keep the car for anything longer than the near term, I would highly recommend springing for a TEP trans. I didn't and I regretted it almost immediately.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:30 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Just make sure the builder knows what he's doing.


This is the key. If you intend to keep the car for anything longer than the near term, I would highly recommend springing for a TEP trans. I didn't and I regretted it almost immediately.


This should be advice to anyone who plans to keep their car longer than a year IMO. They know what they are doing and come highly recommended from all ends of the 3800 fan club.

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Just make sure the builder knows what he's doing.


This is the key. If you intend to keep the car for anything longer than the near term, I would highly recommend springing for a TEP trans. I didn't and I regretted it almost immediately.


This should be advice to anyone who plans to keep their car longer than a year IMO. They know what they are doing and come highly recommended from all ends of the 3800 fan club.


I agree on this as well... know someone who knows these transmissions inside and out locally to service it. Or get a TEP transmission

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:19 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

What's a whole other Impala worth? Think about it.

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He got a botched repair, was a huge headache, going back to the trans shop several times, then when it seemed to be working, he dumped the car off at carmax. Does that pretty much sum it up iffy? Laughing


More or less. Ultimately, it came down to the fact that the trans fluid was still running at 250* after the second rebuild and the shop said that was perfectly normal. I know that the trans fluid was never warmer than the coolant anytime before the first rebuild, so I decided I'd get whatever I could for the car and move on.

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