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Old 11-17-2008, 08:07 AM
UncleJ UncleJ is offline
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After 111K miles you probably do need a rebuilt or new box. You can have your transmission rebuilt at a specialty shop for a lot less than the dealer will charge. You can also have a box from a dismantler (salvage yard) installed at even less cost. I have had excellent luck with both over the years. I look for an independent shop that just does transmissions and rear ends. Ideally this is a shop that other dealers use for this specialized work. I avoid the franchise operations, but that is just my personal preference. Visit the shop and look around the work area, if it is spotless and well organized with high end cars on the hoists you have found a good one. Avoid the shade tree operations with parts piled up and junkers parked outside. Good luck!
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