1999 Chevy Suburban transmission slips bad in first

Tiny
RSKILLIN
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
I have a transmission that slips really bad in first but eventually shifts up and runs fine. Is this cheaper to turn in and get rebuilt or shoul I just replace transmission myself. Wife took in to a transmission shop and was quoated at $3500 to replace transmission. It doesnt sound right. I just returned home from afghanistan and havent talked to the local shop myself. Sounds fishy is this somethin I should be able to change rather simply?
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Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 AT 11:40 PM

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Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

Although there is no real challenge to replace a transmission if you have reasonable mechanical ability, the down side is that it is very heavy and you may find it a struggle to do it with out a suitable transmission jack, get a manual and have a read up on the transmission section first and decide if you are up to the task.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Thursday, July 9th, 2009 AT 12:01 AM

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