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Unread 01-11-2002, 05:45 PM   #1
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Need advice fast about transmissions

My 94 4.0 YJ is in the shop for tramsmission problems. I think it is the synchros. The shop called tonight and left a message that it wpould cost $1200 to repair. Howver, they did say what the problem was. How much should I expect to pay for synchro repairs? How much should tranny rebuilds costs? ANd the third and final question. Has anybody in the Washington DC metro area had the same problem, and a good recommendation for shops?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Unread 01-11-2002, 06:17 PM   #2
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For 1200, I think I'd spend a couple more bucks and just get a new tranny and install it yourself. You could probably get a good one from a salvage yard for $400. I spent over 2k on a transfer case replacement on my 92 dodge and later found out I paid for 300 in parts and only a couple hours labor. total rip off.
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Unread 01-12-2002, 12:35 PM   #3
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Drop in a different tranny. You should be able to get a good used tranny for a lot less than that.
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Unread 01-12-2002, 03:02 PM   #4
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I used to do R&R in a tranny shop and if I had a nickel for every tranny that "just needs sychros" I'd be able to give you that 1200 you need. Synchros prevent grinding. Ignore worn synchros and let it grind for a while and you start to wear on the hard parts. (aka expensive parts) For $1200 you need to find out what it is you are getting for your money. If you have extensive hard part damage that may account for some of that 1200. find out what parts they will be replacing. Are they replacing the clutch while they have tranny out? Ask all the questions. If the shop is reputable they shouldn't mind answering them. If they do mind take your Jeep and your hard earned money elsewhere.
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Unread 01-13-2002, 09:10 PM   #5
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Originally posted by West:
Ask all the questions. If the shop is reputable they shouldn't mind answering them. If they do mind take your Jeep and your hard earned money elsewhere.
Sound advice for any kind of work!
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Unread 01-14-2002, 12:12 PM   #6
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Thanks for all of the advice guys. I talked to the shop on Saturday afternoon and they are going to fax over the list of repairs today. That way I can see what I am paying $1200 dollars for.
And I am definately going to ask as many questions as I can.

Thanks again.
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Unread 01-14-2002, 06:07 PM   #7
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well my synchro's are going and my engine have a bad knock so i am going to remove my drive train take my trans to the shop get it rebuilt he said around $600 and my engine(long block) $1300 and do a clutch i am doing it all because no one will buy a jeep with a bad knock and bad syncho's in the trans and i am running atf in the tran's because if i left gear oil in it >>>>>for get it it grind's real BAD. it is the labor that is expencive not the rebuild
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