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View Poll Results: How many miles on your transmission before repairs or replacement needed?
50,000 to 100,000...transmission repaired/replaced. 161 7.68%
50,000 to 100, problems!!! 655 31.24%
100,001 to 125,000...transmission repaired/replaced. 117 5.58%
100,001 to 125, problems!!! 367 17.50%
125,001 to 150,000...transmission repaired/replaced. 91 4.34%
125,001 to 150, problems!!! 266 12.68%
150,001 to 175,000 or more...tranny repaired/replaced. 73 3.48%
150,001 to 175,000 or problems!!! 367 17.50%
Voters: 2097. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-30-2008, 10:20 AM
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That depends on where you live and what type of fluid your trans uses. Some are cheaper than otheres depending on the brand of fluid it uses.
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