Believe me there is nothing cheaper than a clutch replacement. Any tranny work will be the cost of R&R the tranny plus, take it apart and repair. If you get out for 1K you will be lucky. When you take the tranny down a clutch replacement will be prudent.
If it is an internal tranny problem the best bet is to buy a good used one. About 1 in 10,000 mechanics can succesfully fix a 5 speed Japanese tranny. They are built to such close tolerances. Good luck
Wednesday, April 19th, 2006 AT 1:03 PM