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Old 06-25-2013, 05:04 PM
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Having my 6 Speed Transmission Rebuilt for......

After searching for a good transmission shop, I decided to take my car in to have a noise investigated. It sounded like gear clatter/chatter in 1st and 2nd at low RPM and turned into more of a whine at higher RPM. It only happened when my foot is off the clutch (clutch engaged) I knew it was transmission related because the pitch of the noise always matched RPMs and went away when the clutch is depressed.

So long story short, they say I need a rebuild because of a problem starting with the “bearing the clutch rides on” which caused play that caused the transmission input bearing to go. And by the way, some how the flywheel was also damaged and needs to be replaced. Total cost quoted is $3300!

Now by far, I’m not an expert on transmissions. Does this seem like something that could happen and is the price within range of what’s expected for a tranny rebuild? Btw, new clutch flywheel, bearings, seals, and labor are included in the price.
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Sounds like a decent price to me, but are they reputable? And what are their warranties for work like?
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i would source my own parts if i was you. not saying they are ripping you off, but as an example, i bought all new everything (gearsets, seals, etc) for about $2k from acura, and then an aftermarket clutch kit for another $1200.

if you go with all OEM parts, i'm sure your parts would run under $1k
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I talked to some folks that said they were good. They also have an A rating with the BBB. I did find one or two reviews from customers that had bad experiences but everyone else was good. There's a 12 month warranty for their work. I'm gonna price out each part tonight but the prices you found make me feel a little better about the total which also includes labor (~$1500)
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How many miles do you have? These things don't go very often.
That sounds very high for a rebuild. See if you can find a used trans somewhere
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That sounds more like a auto trans rebuild price and not a manual rebuild price.
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How many miles do you have? These things don't go very often.
That sounds very high for a rebuild. See if you can find a used trans somewhere
Well, to me the tranny didn't really "go". It was making the noise that was progressively getting louder and more noticeable. They checked it out and told me i need a new flywheel, input bearing and clutch bearing. I only have about 160k now. From the problems they described it sounds like the tranny should of damn near fell out of he car by now.

They found a few used trans both with about 150k for $1500. told me labor would be another $1500 to install which brings me right back to $3,000 but without warranty with the used tranny.
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If you do it, get your own parts.

For the flywheel, you can get the aftermarket lightweight one. Or get the Luk flywheel (makers of the OEM part but without the extra markup).

There are many clutch options, but the OEM is cheap enough.
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Well, to me the tranny didn't really "go". It was making the noise that was progressively getting louder and more noticeable. They checked it out and told me i need a new flywheel, input bearing and clutch bearing. I only have about 160k now. From the problems they described it sounds like the tranny should of damn near fell out of he car by now.

They found a few used trans both with about 150k for $1500. told me labor would be another $1500 to install which brings me right back to $3,000 but without warranty with the used tranny.
Damn $1500 for labor ? Bend over no lube .
That's way too much bro $550 should be max for labor
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Charging that high for labor says to me he's not experienced in Honda/Acura transmissions & is giving himself a lot of extra labor time so he's not stuck when he can't figure something out. Or he's raping you. Even at $100/hour labor that's 15 hours worth of labor time.......
I'd get a 2nd 3rd & 4th quote from others.
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Originally Posted by fuzzy02CLS View Post
Charging that high for labor says to me he's not experienced in Honda/Acura transmissions & is giving himself a lot of extra labor time so he's not stuck when he can't figure something out. Or he's raping you. Even at $100/hour labor that's 15 hours worth of labor time.......
I'd get a 2nd 3rd & 4th quote from others.
I agree with Fuzzy & Rush that is too much labor for that job forget these people and go to plan B.
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Sounds like the issue is mainly the clutch and they're charging at trans rebuild price for a clutch replacement.
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Is it really that hard to rebuild my 6speed 04
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Originally Posted by Jbtech83 View Post
Is it really that hard to rebuild my 6speed 04
In your thread on the 3G TL side you state that you have an 04 TL 6-speed and your profile reflects that you are an auto mechanic. With the Helms manual for your model and depending on your skillsets and access to all of the correct tools to do the job, it may be doable. With that said, you also state that you have the 'third gear' grind. If you or a local experienced Honda/Acura shop decides to rebuild you will, at least, need the parts listed on the TSB attached to fix the third gear grind.

If you want to 'roll the dice' and use a salvage yard 6-speed transmission, use car-part.com to search nationwide. For instance, the closest one I found to KS for $800 is shown below:

https://imageappoh.car-part.com/imag...k%23%20R6719#1

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I want to try to I really do but I don't wanna screw it up I've never been inside a transmission like this only a 5 speed dodge neon.I know I ain't got any special tools for this. Plus alot of people are telling me not to split it apart so I don't know right know. And that 800 dollars trans has 250k and unknown about trans grind since engine is blown up. Makes me kind of fear it....
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Jbtech83 View Post
And that 800 dollars trans has 250k and unknown about trans grind since engine is blown up. Makes me kind of fear it....

Any salvage yard tranny is going to be a risk. That's why I mentioned 'rolling the dice'.

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She is still my daily driver so I'm major hesitant
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I was quoted $800-$1000 for a rebuild in Milwaukee, WI assuming I pull the trans and bring it to the guy. That seems fair to me. I was quoted $1300 if I pull it and send it to a guy in Florida that seems to really know what he's doing, which includes return shipping to Rockford, IL. That also seems fair to me. Based on those two quotes, it seems that your guy is wanting $2000-$2500 just for pulling the trans out and putting it back in. If he knows what he's doing, it shouldn't be that big of a job. I'd keep looking around.
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