How Much is a Transmission?

October 10th, 2018 by

Mechanic Diagnostic Test

Transmission cost depends mainly on damage and what you’re willing to spend. Do you need replacement services, or can you get away with smaller repairs? Learn more about related service costs below, and how Toyota of Downtown LA’s service center can help Mission Hills and Cerritos drivers get their vehicles back in great shape.

Should You Repair or Replace a Transmission?

Repairing is a good option if minimal parts and labor are needed to bring the manual or automatic back to working condition. Repairs are cheaper than transmission replacements and rebuilds. Average transmission repair costs range from $300 to $1,400. For example, if your manual transmission needs a new clutch, you can reasonably expect to pay around $800 to $1,500.

On the other hand, transmission replacement is one of the most expensive repairs you can get. Replacements can range from $1,800 to $3,400. Depending on the repair shop and technicians, labor charges can range from $500 to $1,200. Here’s a quick overview of the average transmission cost:

  • Remanufactured transmission – $1,300 to $3,400
  • Used/Salvage – $800 to $1,500
  • Rebuilt – $1,100 to $2,800

Rebuild or Replace?

Rebuilds can cost around the same price as replacements. Pricier rebuilding jobs often involve rebuilding a luxury vehicle’s transmission or rebuilding from scratch after a total breakdown.

Common Transmission Problems

Since these machines play such an essential role, any problems should be treated with urgency. Be on the lookout for the following:

  • Difficulty shifting gears
  • Rough shifting
  • Automatic gear slipping
  • Delayed engagement into “Drive” mode
  • Fluid leaks
  • Illuminated warning lights combined with any of the above problems

The best way to avoid problems is to keep up with regular services, such as a transmission flush or fluid replacement. Toyota of Downtown LA’s service center knows Toyota vehicles inside and out. We can diagnose problems and offer solutions, as well as a wide range of genuine parts.

Learn More About Auto Parts & Service with Toyota of Downtown LA in Los Angeles!

If you’re having problems with your manual or automatic transmission, schedule a service visit near West Hollywood! Rather than paying thousands of dollars due to a misdiagnosis, let us help! Our Toyota-certified technicians can help you decide whether repair or replacement is right for you. Take a moment to browse our current service specials before scheduling your appointment!

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