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Unread 02-11-2013, 07:42 AM   #1
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auto trans. service

I was quoted $180.00 which includes new trans. fluid, filter, and adjust bands.
Is this a normal price?

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Unread 02-11-2013, 08:23 AM   #2
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Do it yourself for about 50 bucks max
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Unread 02-11-2013, 08:29 AM   #3
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Can't right now, broke my arm. Just wondering if $180.00 is ballpark.
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Unread 02-11-2013, 09:37 AM   #4
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Unless the trans is acting up or slipping, adjusting bands do not need to be messed with.

Call a couple more places, and or find coupons in the mail or online to help offset the cost. Cause that price is high
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Unread 02-11-2013, 11:07 AM   #5
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if they are flushing it then yes. just changing the couple of quarts in the pan is what you get with a $49.95 job. a flush is better they replace all the fluid about 8 to 10 quarts. and yea 'Unless the trans is acting up or slipping, adjusting bands do not need to be messed with'. if you have nice solid shifts between gears then 'if it ain't broke don't fix it'
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Unread 02-11-2013, 11:15 AM   #6
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I thought a flush was to be avoided. Just looking for trouble.
I called firestone, and they told me they don't adjust the bands with trans service. Real transmissions shops do. I'm sure the price reflects the service.
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Unread 02-11-2013, 12:23 PM   #7
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debatable on the flush issue different schools of thought. i have always flushed any automatic i have owned regardless of the miles on it but up to you. i my mind not flushing it would be like replacing the oil filter on the motor and just adding a quart of oil to replace what was in the filter and not drain the oil in the engine.
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Unread 02-11-2013, 12:27 PM   #8
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debatable on the flush issue different schools of thought. i have always flushed any automatic i have owned regardless of the miles on it but up to you. i my mind not flushing it would be like replacing the oil filter on the motor and just adding a quart of oil to replace what was in the filter and not drain the oil in the engine.
Your comparison of oil change to trans are not apples to apples.
Engine oil is controlling heat, pressure and wear and has contaminates from the byproduct of the combustion process.
trans is just clutch material,, very little wear and heat.

Flushing is just fine. those that are scared are so for no reason.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 06:06 AM   #9
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When it comes to transmissions, I don't touch them. Just too many bad things can happen.

I personally would never trust a quicky place to touch my transmission, or my oil for that matter. The slight premium you pay for a "real" trans shop to do the maintenance pays big dividends. They know what they're looking at and can head off major problems before they happen.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 08:13 AM   #10
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I'm thinking about the $180.00 trans. service. This comes from a transmission shop. They will not flush the system, just change what fluid they can. New filter, adjust bands.
I want them to look at the shift indicator slop.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 09:18 AM   #11
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If they are actually pulling the pan, and replacing the filter, setting the bands, that's probably about right. As I remember they have to remove the cross member. 180 for a couple hours work and fluids...ok

As for doing it yourself, unless you have a clean garage I'd hesitate. Just a little dust blowing into the trans can cause trouble.
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