Mechanics

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

GMC Jimmy

Hi,
advice needed, What would you do?
before wintertime I will need to do something with the transmission in my vehicle.
I can get this transmission rebuild with a one year warranty for about $1300.
I can also buy a used transmission for $550, it would be guaranteed or seven months.
This is a 1994 Jimmy S 15, I do plan to keep this vehicle for a while.
My son and I can change the transmission so there would not being a labor charge,
my real question I suppose is what is the odds of getting a good used transmission.
Where I would be buying the used transmission, the people are very good and reliable, however,
they have no way of checking a transmission to know whether it's good or bad but they do honor their warranty.
which direction would you take in this situation?
I will go with the largest percentage of answers to this question
replace, or rebuild: Thanks,
elgenco
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Elgenco
August 5, 2006.



Hi, sounds like you have two good choices but if you trust the people with the used tranny and are putting it in a stock truck I think I would have to try that. You get it for way less than half the cost of the other and over half the warranty of the other.
If you can get a couple of years out of it you won't be hurt much and will have two tranny's to work from after that. You didn't say what kind it is-auto or manual- or if they want your old one in exchange.
Myself though, in that spot would get the used one
then have the other rebuilt the way I wanted but I would have it beefed up quite a bit. For the cost of the rebuilt one I would shop around -you might find you could get more than just rebuilt for that price. Good luck : D

Tiny
Burrbrian
Aug 17, 2006.
Depending on you financial situation it is a good idea to buy new because most have long warranties and you wont have to worry about it or even think about it breaking for quite a while. I have used a used tranny in my truck and had ok luck with it because it lasted just long enough for me to afford a new(rebuilt) one. Shop around. Ebay is a great place to get a deal. Try the different auto stores near you. Good luck.

Tiny
Vegasmstrj
Sep 28, 2006.