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Here at Transmission Masters Inc. we know that you may have some transmission questions. We have compiled a list of frequently asked transmission questions for you to read through. If your question is not here, no problem! Give our transmission specialists a call and we will answer any questions you might have!

What is my worst case scenario?

The worst case scenario is typically pricing from the original manufacturer, i.e. (GM, Ford, Chrysler) with the cost of installation and fluid services added.

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How much does it cost to fix

my transmission?

Cost can vary greatly. From hundreds of dollars up to over a thousand dollars depending on models, types and damage incurred.

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How much would it be if my transmission needs everything?

Very unlikely…But if it did, it would not be rebuilt, at that point it would be referred to as new. The cost to replace everything is significantly more than any rebuilt shelf unit you will find, which we have already designated as your worst case financially. New, if you find one, is many thousands of dollars.

Can’t you just tell me a price over the phone?

No, generally we cannot. The same symptoms can be recreated by many different causes. Shudders, noises, slipping, leaks, warning indicators (lights) can have many different origins. We check vehicles without charge so that when we do give our verdict, it will be accurate. This way you do not go all over town paying diagnosis fees on a problem that many times is less than the diagnosis fee itself.

How much is s new transmission?

Most Automotive brands do not offer new units. They are rebuilt units. The large majority of those are built outside of that corporation through sub-contractors. “NEW” is a term that is used far too loosely. Experience shows that over 95% of transmissions that fail CAN BE rebuilt far below the cost of “shelf” units.

Can’t you just hook it up to your machine and tell me what I need?

Not usually. A computer scan generally will only give direction as to what is necessary for a repair. Even when the code reads as a simple speed sensor, for example, it can be other issues that are preventing the signal from the sensor being read by the control unit. Typically the sensor would get replaced, clear codes, road test and see if code reappears. Only then can you be certain that the problem is solved.

What is the advantage of rebuilding my original unit over purchasing a shelf unit if the internal damage is substantial?

Shelf units are built from cores, often times from several. This means wear patterns are old and mismatched. Typically, this factor alone leads to a shorter life span. Also, most automatic transmissions are computer controlled these days. The mechanical units will interchange but, often times, the internal electronic control sets are unique to year model, engine size, etc.

How long does it take to overhaul a transmission?

Generally it is between two and four days.

Parts availability, work load etc., being factors.

Do you offer financing?

Yes, we have many payment term options for no interest, no payment financing.

How long can I drive my car the way it is now?

Good question…….minutes to months. Professional opinion? You don’t find out.

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