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Old 05-17-2019, 07:43 AM
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94 525i Auto Trans Failure

So my auto transmission finally failed which has been slipping for quite some time. Now it doesn't move, just revs then a squeak is pretty audible. Torque Converter? Who know.
Question is, should I risk installing a used one from a yard with the typical 6 mos warranty or have my mechanic rebuild and R&R it for $2500? Are these rebuild-able?
Thought of a manual swap until I searched and found out how labor intensive that is.......I'll pass on that one.

She's in good condition, has 164K miles on her and I've redone the head a few years back (see my post on the work if you wish) so I'm at a crossroad about parting with her but $2500 seems excessive to put into a 1994 vehicle. And selling it as is, well.....pretty sure I wouldn't get much for it.

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Old 05-17-2019, 10:31 AM
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A manual swap is not that bad. Just about as bad as swapping a tranny.

Only Extra is changing the pedals.

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