2003 Chrysler Town and Country $3700 for a tranny rebuild?

Tiny
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  • 2003 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 10,500 MILES
My 2003 T&C LXi totally stopped moving. No limp mode, just gone.

Reputable local tranny shop has taken it out, and it quoting me about $3700 bucks to rebuild it.

It includes $775 for the overhaul kit and $464 for the torque converter. I feel like those 2 prices are way out of range. Or am I missing something?

I'm willing to pay a little more for quality work / products but. Yikes!
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Friday, July 23rd, 2010 AT 11:20 PM

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Tiny
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That is really high. I don't know where you live, but they average around 2200.00 to have done unless there was hard part damage. I would get one with a warranty from a salvage yard or get a second quote.
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Friday, July 23rd, 2010 AT 11:50 PM
Tiny
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Allegedly no hard part damage. I guess they are just trying to rip me off. Awesome.
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Friday, July 23rd, 2010 AT 11:57 PM
Tiny
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I would just call another shop and explaine what needs done and ask for an estimate.
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Saturday, July 24th, 2010 AT 1:24 AM
Tiny
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OK I called around. I've only been able to reach 2 places. Dealer quoted about the same price.
Another shop around the corder from where it is now is telling me $1200 to $1600 total. He knew exactly which shop it was at, who I was dealing with, and wasn't surprised they we're quoting so high. Anyway, he's anxious to come get tow it out of there Monday. I'm feeling like there's hope but. But should I be overly concerned it's so low?
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Saturday, July 24th, 2010 AT 1:48 PM
Tiny
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Actually, I live in PA. Prices range from around 1500 to 2000.00. So, I would say he is being fare. Just make sure there is a written warranty. If you have questions regarding the warranty wording, let me know and I can tell you if there is something to work about.
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Sunday, July 25th, 2010 AT 12:04 AM
Tiny
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Thanks! I appreciate your advice!
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Sunday, July 25th, 2010 AT 2:56 PM
Tiny
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Happy to help. Let me know how things work out for you.
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Monday, July 26th, 2010 AT 1:08 AM

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