Remanufactured Transmissions | 2018 Price Lookup

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Fair Remanufactured Transmission Pricing Table – September 2018

TransmissionStreet Smart TransmissionAutozoneAdvance Auto Parts
4L60E / 4L65E148015071599
4L80E184017891799
4T45E / 4T40E146014001400
4T65E157015001500
5L40E (Exc. BMW)208021002100
6T40 / 6T45222025802580
6T75E / 6T70222024002400
6L80 / 6L90232024502480
Allison 1000292027802800
4R75E/W 4R70W168016001700
4R100 / E4OD188018001799
4F27E153018561650
5R55S/N/W/E187018701850
5R110W249032503250
AX4N / AX4S156015001500
CD4E183017901800
FNR5 / AWTF-80188019802000
6F50 / 6F35232025602550
6R60229022842280
6R80249030123200
AWF21228024282500
6R140n/an/an/a
41TE (A604)143014501450
46RE (A518)166016001600
47RE (A618)204019902000
48RE261028002800
42RLE184017001700
545RFE188018501900
62TE248028002800
65RFE244024372550
68RFE342040004000
W5A580 / NAG1249045103000
Nissan RE5R05A282032993329
Nissan CVT266032823674
AW55-50SNCall29002900
722.6237028003000

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What is a “New” Transmission?

Truly “new” transmissions can only be found in brand new cars rolling off the assembly line. From the metal case and gears, to the springs and seals, every component is freshly stamped, extruded, or otherwise created.

Car manufacturers do not sell or distribute these “new” transmissions to anyone, for any reason. One per car, that’s it.

All other transmissions out there are either rebuilt, used or remanufactured. Even if you have a transmission replaced under warranty by a dealership, it will be a remanufactured transmission, not a new one.

What is a Remanufactured Transmission?

700r4_transmissionA remanufactured transmission refers to a gearbox that has been completely disassembled and then re-engineered on an assembly line. Each component is inspected, cleaned, and reconditioned by a technician that specializes in that particular stage of the process.

All of the critical elements including the case, gears, valve body, shafts, pumps, and the torque converter are tested to ensure that they meet original equipment (OE) tolerances and standards. Any part that doesn’t meet the original specifications is either machined until it does or replaced with a brand new part.

Once all of the components meet specification, they’re sent down an assembly line and the transmission is reassembled. The reman transmission is then put on a dyno machine which simulates real-world driving through a software program called C.A.R.S. This allows any leaks and imperfections to be discovered and dealt with before the transmission leaves the factory.

Another benefit of a remanufactured transmission are the updates and upgrades it receives. Once a certain vehicle model has been in production for a few years, small issues with the design are discovered and solutions are implemented. It may be more robust friction materials, stronger seals, stiffer springs, or number of other things.

These changes are immediately applied to the new models still in production, and Technical Service Bulletins (TSB’s) are sent to dealers so they know how to deal with problems that may arise. Transmission remanufacturing companies also get these TSB’s, and implement the changes on their assembly line as well

Remanufacturing Process – What is Involved?

  1. Disassembly
    When a “core” (i.e. used) transmission first arrives at the remanufacturing facility, it’s catalogued and completely disassembled. Any transmission fluid that’s still inside is collected and recycled. The torque converter is also taken apart, and all of the parts are accounted for.
  2. Cleaning
    Once all of the internal parts are catalogued, the old bits of gasket are thrown away, and parts like the gears, case and shafts are washed in a high-pressure parts washer. While more sensitive components like the valve body and torque converter turbines are washed by hand.
  3. Inspection
    Once all of the gunk has been knocked off, the parts are thoroughly inspected for cracks, imperfections, and adherence to OE tolerances. Parts that don’t make the grade are either machined back to factory specs, or replaced.
  4. Valve Body Testing
    Since the valve body is responsible for shift timing, it’s hooked to a special machine that uses hydraulic pressure to simulate driving. It’s put through different test cycles to mimic a variety of road/driving conditions. The results help the reman technician to identify shifting problems, cracks, and leaks. Once all of the problems have been dealt with, it’s then resurfaced to ensure that it seals properly with the transmission case.
  5. Replacing Parts & Re-Assembly
    All components that don’t meet specification, like gear sets, shafts, clutches etc. get replaced on the assembly line, along with all seals, gaskets and o-rings. Electrical components such as solenoids and control units get inspected and replaced.The torque converter is also remanufactured with any necessary washers, springs, spacers, and clutch friction material. Upgrades and updated components are installed, then the transmission is re-assembled using the proper OEM torque specs and fasteners.
  6. Dyno Testing
    Fully Dyno TestedAfter assembly, each and every remanufactured transmission is placed on a dynamometer, and put through a series of hot and cold driving simulations to test the operation, and quality of the transmission. If any leaks or faulty parts are discovered, the transmission is sent back through the remanufacturing process.

What Components Are Replaced?

  • Gaskets
  • Seals
  • O-Rings
  • Filters
  • Washers
  • Bearings
  • Bushings
  • Friction Material
  • Solenoids
  • Sensors
  • Any damaged “hard parts”, such as gears, shafts etc.

Torque Converters

Torque ConverterRemanufactured torque converters are opened, thoroughly cleaned and inspected. Technicians will then replace the spacers, springs, washers, rollers, hubs, clutch friction material, and the lockup clutch piston when applicable. All of the turbine fins are closely examined, then tightened or welded when necessary. Once the reman torque converter is reassembled, it is pressure tested and balanced to ensure smooth, vibration-free operation.

Benefits

Done in a Factory Setting

Remanufactured transmissions are built in a factory, on an assembly line. Technicians specialize in specific areas, and each transmission undergoes numerous quality checks throughout the remanufacturing process. This ensures a higher quality product, and longer service life.

Replaces More Parts

A remanufactured transmission is thoroughly disassembled, cleaned, surfaces are machined to factory specification, updated parts are installed, and an entire list of components are replaced. By comparison, the typical rebuilt transmission only receives new components if the original is worn out.

Testing

When a mechanic or transmission shop rebuilds a gearbox, it’s usually tested after it’s reinstalled in the vehicle. By contrast, remanufactured transmissions are subjected to a rigorous battery of tests before they ever leave the factory. Dyno machines and valve body testers are designed to expose problems before you get on the road, that way you won’t have to take your vehicle back to the mechanic because “something doesn’t feel right”.

How Much Does a Remanufactured Transmission Cost?

On average, a remanufactured transmission will cost between $1,300 and $3,400, depending on the make and model of your vehicle. The cost of labor to install it is in addition to the price of the unit and will typically run between $500 and $1200.

Before 2009, it was more economical to have your transmission rebuilt at a local transmission rebuild shop vs. replace it with a remanufactured transmission.

In 2018, the price to replace your transmission with a remanufactured can be less than having it rebuilt locally, with a longer warranty (3 years vs. 1 year).

Here are other differences between rebuilt vs. remanufactured transmissions.

Warranty – What is Covered?

One of the biggest advantages to buying a remanufactured transmission is the warranty. A good quality reman transmission will come with a 3-year/Unlimited Mile Nationwide Warranty. Commercial and heavy duty applications are typically covered for 18-months/100,000 miles. Anything less should make you question the quality. Ideally, the warranty should be transferable too. That way if you sell the car during the warranty period, the coverage can be transferred to the new owner.

Another feature that you should look for is the coverage area. In order to receive reimbursement, many transmission warranties will limit you to specific shops, and that can often tie you to a particular geographic area. So if you have problems outside of the coverage area, you’ll be paying for the repairs yourself.

A good nationwide warranty will honor repair costs from a licensed shop, no matter where it’s located. And you want one that will cover both parts and labor. $50/hour is the average cost on transmission repairs, so make sure your warranty will pay at least that amount.

How Long Does it Take?

Depending on the availability, your reman transmission can usually be shipped to the repair shop within a few days of your order. Shipping and core return should be free. Expect the installation to take 1 to 2 days.

How Long Will it Last?

There is no set time or mileage. We’ve heard of cases where they only last 6,000 miles (rare) and others that have lasted over 300,000 miles. Your driving habits and how closely you follow recommended maintenance procedures are the deciding factors. That is why it’s so important to get a good warranty. If I had to give a number, the average would be 150,000 to 200,000 miles.

How to Buy a Remanufactured Transmission

1) Buying Locally

When you go to your local repair shop, they’ll order a remanufactured transmission, then mark up the price. So at the end of the day, you’ll be paying 15% to 30% more than the actual cost of the unit.

2) Buying Online

Buying a reman transmission through a company like Street Smart Transmission will save you a considerable amount of money because you pay the wholesale price (avoiding a repair shop’s 15% to 30% markup), they’ll ship the unit to the shop of your choice free of charge, and returning your old transmission is free as well. Then all you have to pay for is the labor to install the unit (usually $400 to $800), and you’re on your way.

Click the green button and we’ll send you a quote for a replacement remanufactured transmission to your email.

How Does it Work?

To order a remanufactured transmission from a company like Street Smart Transmission, all you need to do is provide your vehicle’s VIN number, the mileage, and the address of the repair shop that you want it shipped to.

Financing

Replacing a transmission can be expensive, so Street Smart Transmission offers financing through PayPal. Depending on your credit, you’ll be able to order a new transmission, get back on the road, then pay for it over time. You may have to pay labor charges for the installation up front, but you won’t have to shell out for the transmission all at once.

Shipping Charge/Location

When it comes to shipping, a transmission is quite heavy. So you’re going to pay quite a bit of money, unless the reman transmission company offers free shipping. Street Smart offers free shipping to a business address, which is usually the repair shop that you’ve chosen to install the unit.

What is a Core Charge (Core Deposit)?

Every remanufactured transmission originally came from somebody else’s car. Therefore, they need your broken transmission in order to refurbish it for another customer.

Your old/damaged transmission is called a “core”, and many companies will collect a core charge (usually $500 to $1500), which will be refunded once they receive your old transmission. However, if the transmission case, or other key components are damaged beyond repair, you may not get all of your core charge back. Make sure to ask for the core return policy, so you’ll know what to expect.

Easy Core Return

Our Recommendation

We recommend Street Smart Transmission. We have found Street Smart to be of the highest quality. Their transmissions carry a 3 year / unlimited miles warranty that covers both parts and labor. Their warranty is nationwide and attached to the VIN so it is transferable with ownership if you decide to sell the vehicle. It also covers both parts and labor for the installation of the replacement transmission.

Watch the Remanufacturing Process

How it Works

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Finding a Shop to Install the Remanufactured Transmission

If your transmission has failed, you’re going to need a skilled repair shop to replace it. You can find a shop using our shop locator map.

For warranty purposes, you need to find a reliable repair shop. That way, if the replacement transmission doesn’t work properly, the warranty will cover it.

Fair Replacement Transmission Cost by Vehicle

  1. Find your transmission model in the table below for fair prices from reputable suppliers. Also fair labor cost for local installation at a local auto repair shop.

  2. Get a free estimate on a remanufactured transmission by email.

Fair Remanufactured Transmission Price Ranges by Transmission Model Updated July 2018

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More Information by Transmission Type

GMFordChryslerNissan - Toyota - LexusHonda - Acura
4L60E4R75E / 4R75W42RLENissan RE5R05ABYBA
4L65E4F27EA604 / 41TENissan RE4R01AMZHA
4L80E4R10046RENissan CVTMKYA
4T45E4R44E47REU241EMZJA
4T405R55E / 5R55N48REA750EMT4A
4T65E5R55S / 5R55W45RFEA750FSPCA
4T65E-HD5R110W545RFEA340FB0YA
4T80E6F3562TEA340EBZHA
5L40E6F5065RFEA650EB4RA
6L806R6065RFEA541EB6VA
6L906R8068RFEA246EB7TA
6T406R140W5A580 / NAG1A245EB7TA
6T4510R80F4A42-1A140EB7WA
6L45 / 6L50AX4N / AX4SF4A42-2V4A51BVLA
6T70AWF21F4A4B-1B7XA
6T75ECD4EF4A4B-4PN3A
8L90FNR5Mercedes 722.6BAXA
8L45TF-80SCMercedes 722.9P36A
9T65GF4A-ELAisin AS68RCBCLA
9T50JF506EAisin AS69RCGPPA
10L80A4LDPGRA
Allison 1000C6BDGA
TH400AODEB97A
TH350E4ODBGHA
700R4AODBMXA
Aisin AW55-50SNT56BVGA
Aisin AW55-51SMMA
SP5A
MCVA
M6HA
MDLA
MJFA
BJFA
MJBA
MRMA
B90A
MGFA
B5SA
MDKA
MRVA
MDRA
BDKA
BYFA
BB7A

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