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Old 05-13-2013, 05:18 PM
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Transmission needs rebuild-What to do?

Hi Guys, My '02 X5 needs a trans rebuild. Yes, I have a mechanic I trust. He has quoted me $4200 U.S. which sounds fair. My issue is whether to sink that kind of cash into a car with 91,000 miles on it. Mechanic says he finds engine in great shape. I've maintained car well but I am due for rotors and tires. I'm struggling with this problem and any input will be appreciated.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:51 PM
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from what i've been told the gearbox is a weak point on the E53 X5 however the remainder of the car is solid and reliable. If your planning on keeping the car for some time I'd suggest to get the gearbox reconditioned and then your left with a reliable vehicle for another 100,000Kms
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:18 AM
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Thanks TheHinch. I'm going to go ahead and get the rebuild done. I finally got enough opinions and slept on it.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:30 PM
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Thanks TheHinch. I'm going to go ahead and get the rebuild done. I finally got enough opinions and slept on it.
I'm at 184,000 miles, and had two trans rebuilds. The engine is definitely a strong point on the X5. The transmission not so much.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:15 AM
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Transmission needs rebuild-What to do?

I would go with the work. I know it's expensive but your car has plenty of life and joy left in it yet. Brakes And rotors is approximately another $950 - $1200AUD (auth dealer price)


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Old 05-18-2013, 06:07 AM
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just got mine back yesterday from a recon ,, 4.6is .. going like a dream difference unreal so glad I spent the money , cost me 1450 euro in Dublin
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:36 PM
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Transmission needs rebuild-What to do?

Great news! Glad you're back on the road with your e53. Hope the other guy has a happy story too.


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