Automatic Transmission Rebuild Cost

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Automatic Transmission Rebuild Costs

What will it cost to rebuild your transmission?  While buying a replacement remanufactured transmission has a fixed cost, the answer to the question of a rebuild cost is sometimes difficult to ascertain until the transmission is removed from the vehicle and inspected.  However, we can provide you with some information that will give you a good idea of what to expect in terms of cost.

Remanufactured Transmission Costs

What will it cost to replace your transmission with a remanufactured transmission?  The answer to the question of a remanufactured transmission cost is depends if it is purchased direct from a supplier, through your local repair shop, or through a wholesaler. The next price is the installation cost, which is either paid separate or through the local repair shop installing the transmission. We provide pricing and options below.

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The best way to protect yourself (and your wallet) when dealing with any transmission problem or repair is to educate yourself.  Learn as much as you can about the problem, the repair, the estimated transmission rebuild cost, the comparable remanufactured transmission cost, before taking your car to the transmission repair shop.  In some instances, you may be able to make the repair yourself.  Either way, proceeding blindly can cost you both time and money. Authorize the repair or replacement only after you are comfortable.

Below you will find transmission rebuild and remanufactured transmission cost information, and a downloadable PDF file you can print for your reference.  The sources for these figures include transmission repair shops and car dealerships from different parts of the country as well as from vehicle owners themselves and several remanufactured transmission suppliers.

Fair Transmission Rebuild Cost and Remanufactured Transmission Cost
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Transmission Rebuild and Replacement Costs
Average Costs - Passenger Vehicles

These costs are not vehicle specific, however the cost for most transmission rebuilds will fall within this cost range.  These costs are typical of transmission repair shops.  Expect to pay on the high side of these numbers if you have the work done at an automobile dealership or franchise chain.

Cost to REBUILD a Transmission:
Cost Range: $1,580 to $4,020
Average Cost: $1,975 to $2,700

Cost to Purchase and Install a REMANUFACTURED Transmission:
Transmission Cost: $1,400 (4L60E) to $4,000 (68RFE)
Installation Labor Cost: $510 (4L80E 2WD) to $1,190 (CD4E AWD)
Average Total Cost: $1950 to $4,200 (Varies by transmission model) 

A considerable portion of the cost of a remanufactured transmission install is the labor cost to remove and re-install the transmission (R&R).  If you can do the R&R yourself (with the help of a friend) you'll cut your cost significantly.  Visit our DIY Center for transmission removal and installation procedures.

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Fair Transmission Rebuild and Remanufactured Cost - Vehicle Specific

These costs are vehicle specific.  If you do not see your vehicle listed, you can estimate what your cost will be based on the cost information for the same transmission model.

YearMakeModelEngineTransmissionRebuild Low Rebuild High Street Smart TransmissionAutozoneOreillyAdvance
2007ChevySilverado 15004.8L4L60E / 4L65E$1,580to$2,320 $1,470$1,329$1,369$1,416
2003ChevySilverado 25006.0L4L80E$2,250to$3,010 $1,790$1,749$1,789$1,871
2010ChevyMalibu2.4L4T45E / 4T40E$1,620to$2,210 $1,380$1,499$1,499$1,500
2004ChevyMalibu3.5L4T65E$1,790to$2,370 $1,580$1,599$1,599$1,500
2008CadillacSRX3.6L5L40E$2,830to$3,960 $2,130$2,099$2,099$2,100
2008ChevyMalibu2.5L6T40 / 6T45$2,220to$3,170 $2,280n/a$2,636n/a
2007GMCAcadia3.6L6T75E$2,310to$3,370 $2,180$2,258$2,415$2,284
2010ChevyExpress 25004.8L6L80 / 6L90$2,460to$3,450 $2,320$2,409$2,449$2,549
2004GMC2500 HD6.6LAllison 1000$2,920to$4,150 $3,470$3,789$4,199$3,813
2010FordF1504.6L4R75E / 4R70W / 4R75W$1,570to$2,260 $1,620$1,716$1,716$1,699
2004FordF3505.4L4R100 / E4OD$1,890to$2,720 $1,920$1,998$1,999$1,999
2006FordFocus2.0L4F27E$1,320to$1,910 $1,580$2,199$1,854$1,854
2008FordExplorer4.0L5R55S 5R55N W/E$1,930to$2,780 $1,870$1,849$1,889$1,856
2010FordF2506.4L5R110W$2,690to$3,820 $2,820$2,699$2,699$2,700
2003FordTaurus3.0LAX4N / AX4S$1,540to$2,210 $1,490$1,449$1,489$1,450
2000FordRanger3.0L4R44E / 4R55E$1,920to$2,770 $1,870$1,579$1,599$1,755
2008FordEscape2.3LCD4E$1,940to$2,800 $1,890$1,799$1,799$1,908
2008Mazda62.3LFNR5 / AWTF-80$2,090to$3,010 $1,820$1,933$1,979$2,049
2011FordEdge3.7L6F50 / 6F35$3,120to$3,910 $2,320$2,559$2,599$2,590
2008FordExplorer4.6L6R60$2,720to$3,880 $2,180$2,335$2,284$2,284
2011FordF1506.2L6R80$2,840to$3,980 $2,540n/a$3,264n/a
2011FordF2506.2L6R140$2,920to$4,240 n/an/an/an/a
2009MercuryMilan6.7LAWF21$2,350to$3,240 $2,280$2,417$2,459$2,445
2008DodgeGrand Caravan3.3L41TE (A604)$1,570to$2,267 $1,410$1,449$1,489$1,450
2001DodgeRam 15005.9L46RE (A518)$1,820to$2,623 $1,710$1,599$1,599$1,658
2002DodgeRam 35005.9L47RE (A618)$2,230to$3,362 $2,070$1,949$1,989$2,091
2006DodgeRam 35005.9L48RE$2,540to$3,668 $2,545*$2,499$2,499$2,899
2008DodgeCharger3.5L42RLE$1,930to$2,776 $1,840$1,649$1,689$1,755
2005DodgeRam 25005.7L545RFE$2,070to$2,980 $1,890$1,879$1,849$1,880
2008ChryslerTown & Country3.8L62TE$2,580to$3,719 $2,360$2,499$2,499$2,700
2012DodgeRam 15004.7L65RFE$2,830to$3,820 $2,460*$3,118$2,712n/a
2008DodgeRam 25006.7L68RFE$3,260to$4,480 $3,245*n/a$4,074n/a
2006Chrysler3003.5LW5A580 / NAG1$2,230to$3,210 $2,670n/a$2,999$2,995
2006HondaOdyssey3.5LHonda / Acura$2,443to$3,510 $2,180$2,198$2,199$2,400
2008ToyotaTundra4.7LToyota A-Series$2,320to$3,330 $2,670$3,139$3,099$3,079
2007ToyotaRAV42.4LToyota U-Series$2,240to$3,230 $2,220$3,547$2,531$2,531
2005NissanPathfinder4.0LNissan RE5R05A$2,950to$4,710 $2,880$3,547$3,299$3,885
2005NissanMaxima3.5LAW55-50SN$2,690to$3,870 $2,670$2,899$2,899$3,423
2006DodgeSprinter 25002.7LMercedes 722.6$2,230to$3,210 $2,670$2,799$2,799$3,522
2001AudiA64.2LZF 5HP24$2,710to$3,890 n/an/an/an/a
2005BMW745li4.4LZF 6HP26$2,790to$4,020 n/an/an/an/a


What Transmission Model Do I Have? Domestic Vehicles List

Model Years Engine Sizes Transmission Model
ALPHEON 10-12 2.0L  3.0L 6T45
CENTURY 00-04  2.5L 3.0L 3.1L 4T65E
ENCLAVE 07-12  3.6L 6T75
EXCELLE 03-09 1.8L ZF4HP16
EXCELLE/EXCELLE HRV 03-12 1.6L 1.8L 81-40LS
EXCELLE GT/XT 10-12 1.6L 1.8L 6T40 /45
EXCELLE/EXCELLE GT 10-12 1.5L 1.6L 1.8L 6T30
GL8 00-10  2.5L 3.0L 4T65E
GL8 11-12 2.4L 6T40/45
GL8 11-12  3.0L 6T70
LACROSSE/ALLURE 04-09 2.4L  3.0L 3.6L 3.8L 5.3L 4T65E
LACROSSE 06-09 2.4L  3.0L 4T65E
LACROSSE 08-12 2.4L  3.0L 6T40 /45
LACROSSE 09-12  3.0L 3.6L 6T70
LACROSSE 10-12 2.0L 6T70
LACROSSE 10-12 2.4L 6T45
LESABRE 95-97  3.8L 4T60E
LESABRE 98-05  3.8L 4T65E
LUCERNE 05-11  3.8L 3.9L 4T65E
LUCERNE 05-11 4.6L 4T80E
PARK AVENUE/ULTRA 97-04  3.8L 3.8L SC 4T65E
PARK AVENUE 07-09  2.8L 3.6L 50E
PARK AVENUE 10-11 2.0L  2.8L 3.6L 6T70
RAINIER 03-07 4.2L 5.3L 4L60E
REGAL 95-97  3.1L 3.8L 4T60E
REGAL 97-04  3.8L 3.8L SC 4T65E
REGAL 03-08 2.4L  2.5L 3.0L 4T65E
REGAL 08-12 2.0L 2.4L 2.5L 6T40 /45
REGAL 12 2.0L AF40-6
RENDEZVOUS APV 01-06 .3.4L 3.5L 3.6L 4T65E
RIVIERA 95-96  3.8L 4T60E
RIVIERA 97-99  3.8L 4T65E
ROADMASTER SEDAN/        WAGON 95-96 5.7L 4L60E
SAIL 03-05 1.6L AW60-41SN
SKYLARK 95 2.3L 3T40
SKYLARK 97 2.4L 4T40E
SKYLARK 95-98 2.3L 2.4L  3.1L 4T60E
TERRAZA 05-07  3.5L 3.9L 4T65E
VERANO 12 1.4L 2.5L 6T40



Model Years Engine Sizes Transmission Model
BLS 06-08 2.0L AW55-50SN
BLS 06-09 1.9L  2.8L AF40-6
CATERA 98-01  3.0L 4L30E
CTS 01-07  2.6L 2.8L 3.2L 3.6L 5L40E
CTS 07-09  2.8L 6.0L 6L80
CTS 07-12  2.8L 3.0L 3.6L 6L50
CTS 08-09 6.0L 6L80
CTS 08-12 6.2L 6L90
DEVILLE 95 4.9L 4T60E
DEVILLE/SEVILLE/          CONCOURS 96-05 4.6L 4T80E
DTS 05-11 4.6L 4T80E
E-CUV 12  3.6L 6T75
ELDORADO 95-02 4.6L 4T80E
ESCALADE/ESV/EXT 99-06 5.3L 5.7L 6.0L 4L60E / 4L65E
ESCALADE/ESV/EXT 05-12 6.2L 6L80
FLEETWOOD/BROUGHAM/            LIMO 95-96 5.7L 4L60E
SRX 03-10  3.6L 4.4L 5L40E
SRX 06-09 4.6L 5L50E / 6L80
SRX 09-12  2.8L AF40-6
SRX 09-12  3.0L 6T70
STS 04-09  2.8L 3.6L 4.6L 5L40E
STS 05-11 4.4L 6L80
STS 06-12  3.0L 3.6L 4.6L 6L80 / 5L40E
XLR 03-06 4.6L 5L40E
XLR/XLR-V 05-09 4.4L 4.6L 6L80
XLR 06-09 4.6L 6L80
XTS 12  3.6L 6T70



Model Years Engine Sizes Transmission Model
ACADIA 07-12  3.6L 6T75
ASTRO 95-05  4.3L 4L60E
AVALANCHE 01-08 5.3L 8.1L 4L60E
AVALANCHE 06-08 6.0L 4L65E
AVALANCHE 08-12 5.3L 6.0L 6L80
AVEO 04-10 1.6L ZF4HP14
AVEO 05-08 1.4L 1.6L AW60-41SN
AVEO 06-12 1.4L 80-40LS /81-40LE U440
AVEO 07-12 1.5L 1.6L AW60-40LE
AVEO 09-12 1.4L 1.6L 6T30
B-CUV 12 1.8L 6T30
BLAZER 95-05 2.2L 2.3L  3.0L 4.3L 5.3L 4L60E
C/K, PICK-UP 1500-2500-3500(95) 95-97  4.3L   4.8L 5.0L 5.3L 5.7L 6.0L 4L60E
C/K, PICK-UP 1500-2500 95-00 5.0L 5.3L 5.7L 6.0L   7.4L 6.5L DIESEL 4L80E
C/K, PICK-UP 2500-3500 01-03 8.1L 6.6L DIESEL Allison 1000
CAMARO 95-02  3.4L 3.8L 5.7L 4L60E
CAMARO 09-12  3.6L 6L80
CAMARO SS 09-12 6.2L 6L80
CANYON 03-12 2.8L 2.9L  3.5L  3.7L 5.3L 4L60E
CAPTIVA/SPORT 08-10 2.4L 4T45E
CAPTIVA 06-12 2.0L 2.4L  3.2L AW55-50SN
CAPTIVA/SPORT 07-12 2.0L 2.4L  3.0L 3.2L 6T40 /6T45
CAPTIVA/SPORT 08-12 2.2L  3.6L 6T70
CASSIA 00-02 1.6L AW60-41SN
CAVALIER 95-01 2.2L 3T40
CAVALIER 95-05 2.2L 2.3L 2.4L 4T40E
COBALT 05-10 2.2L 2.4L 4T45E
COLORADO 03-12 2.8L 2.9L  3.5L 3.7L  3.6L 5.3L 4L60E
COLORADO 04-12 2.4L 2.8L 3.0L JR405E
CORVETTE 95-05 5.7L 6.0L 4L60E / 4L65E
CORVETTE 05-12 6.0L 6.2L 6L80
CRUZE 01-05 1.5L AW60-40LE
CRUZE 01-08 1.3L 81-40LS
CRUZE 09-12 1.6L 1.8L 2.0L 6T30
CRUZE 09-12 1.4L 1.6L 1.8L 2.5L 6T40 /6T45
ENVOY 99-09  4.2L 5.3L 4L60E
EPICA 05-09 2.0L ZF4HP16
EPICA 06-08 2.0L AW50-40LE
EPICA 07-08  2.5L AW55-50SN
EPICA 09-12 2.0L 2.5L 6T40 /6T45
EQUINOX 04-09  3.4L AF33-5
EQUINOX 07-12  3.0L 3.6L 6T70
EQUINOX 09-12 2.4L 6T40 /6T45
EQUINOX 11-12  3.6L AHS-F
EVANDA 05-07 2.0L AW50-40LE
EVANDA 05-07  2.5L AW50-42LE
GENTRA 11-12 1.3L 6T40
GENTRA 11-12 1.2L 1.4L 1.6L 1.8L 6T30
GRAND VITARA 05-12 2.0L 03-72LE
H1 HUMMER 92 6.2L 4L80
H1 HUMMER 93-05 5.7L 6.5L DIESEL 4L80E
H1 HUMMER 06-07 6.6L DIESEL Allison 1000
H2/H2 SUT HUMMER 02-07 6.0L 4L65E
H2/H2 SUT HUMMER 06-10 6.0L 6.2L 6L80
H3/H3T/H3ҳ HUMMER 06-11  3.7L  3.9L 5.3L 4L65E
H3/H3T/H3ҳ HUMMER 08-11 5.3L 6L80
HHR 06-10 2.0L 2.2L 2.4L 4T45E
IMPALA 00-10  3.4L 3.5L 3.8L 3.9L 3.8L SC 5.3L 4T65E
IMPALA 95-96 5.7L 4L60E
IMPALA 11-12 2.0L  3.5L 3.6L 3.9L 6T70
LACETTI 06-08 1.5L 1.6L 4T40E
LANOS 05-09 1.4L 1.5L 1.6L ZF4HP14
LOVA 06-11 1.4L 1.6L 81-40LE
LOVA 09-12 1.4L 1.5L 1.6L 6T30
LUMINA 95  3.1L 3T40
LUMINA 95-01  3.1L 3.4L 3.8L 4T60E
LUMINA 97-01  3.1L 3.4L 3.8L 3.8L SC 4T65E
MALIBU 97  3.1L 4T60E
MALIBU 07-12  3.6L 6T70
MALIBU 08-12 2.4L 2.5L 6T40
MALIBU 12  3.0L 6T50
MALIBU/MALIBU HYBRID 97-10 2.2L 2.4L  3.1L 3.5L 3.6L 3.9L 4T40E /4T45E
METRO 98-01 L3 1.0L 1.3L MX17
MONTE CARLO 95-99  3.1L 3.4L 3.8L 4T60E
MONTE CARLO 97-07  3.1L 3.4L 3.5L 3.8L 3.9L 3.8L SC 5.3L 4T65E
MONZA 00-03 1.6L AW60-40LE
OPTRA 03-07 1.8L 4T40
OPTRA 03-11 1.6L AW60-40LE
OPTRA 03-12 1.8L ZF4HP16
OPTRA 10-11 1.8L 6T40
ORLANDO 10-11 1.8L 2.0L DIESEL ZF4HP16
ORLANDO 10-11 2.0L 6T30
PRIZM 98-02 1.8L MX1
PRIZM 98-02 1.8L 70-40LE
S/T PICK-UP/SONOMA 95-05 2.2L 4.2L  4.3L 4L60E
SAFARI 95-05  4.3L 4L60E
SAIL 05-07 1.6L AW60-41SN
SILVERADO 1500HD/1500SS/SIERRA 1500HD/1500SS/SIERRA 98-07 6.0L 6.5L 4L80E
SILVERADO/SIERRA 1500 98-12  4.3L 4.8L 5.3L  6.0L 4L60E / 4L65E
SILVERADO/XFE/SIERRA 1500/SIERRA DENALI 08-12 4.8L 5.3L 6.0L 6.2L 6L80
SILVERADO/SIERRA 2500/2500HD/3500 01-07 6.0L 4L80E
SILVERADO/SIERRA 2500HD/3500 00-12 8.1L 6.6L DIESEL Allison 1000
SILVERADO/SIERRA 2500/2500HD/3500 07-12 6.0L 6L90
SONIC 12 1.6L 6T30
SPARK 03-09 L3 0.8L JF400E
SSR 03-06 5.3L 6.0L 4L60E / 4L65E
SUBURBAN 1500 95-08 6.0L 6.5L DIESEL 7.4L 4L80E
SUBURBAN 1500 95-08 4.8L 5.0L 5.3L 5.7L 6.0L 4L60E / 4L65E
SUBURBAN 1500 09-12 5.3L 6.0L 6L80
SUBURBAN 2500 96-07 8.1L 4L80E
SUBURBAN 2500 06-12 6.0L 6L90
TAHOE 95-03 6.0L 8.1L 6.5L DIESEL 4L80E
TAHOE 95-11 4.8L 5.3L 5.7L 4L60E
TAHOE 06-12 5.3L 6.2L 6L80
TAVERA 02-05 2.2L AW30-43LE
TERRAIN 09-12 2.4L 6T40 /6T45
TERRAIN 09-12  3.0L 6T70
TRAILBLAZER 99-09 4.2L 5.3L 6.0L 4L60E / 4L65E
TRAVERSE 09-12  3.6L 6T75
UPLANDER 03-08  3.5L 3.9L 4T65E
VAN FULL SIZE 1500-2500 95-12  4.3L 4.8L 5.0L 5.3L 5.7L 6.5L DIESEL 4L60E / 4L80E
VAN FULL SIZE 2500 96-09  4.3L 4.8L 5.7L 6.0L 7.4L 8.1L 6.5L 6.6L DIESEL 4L80E
VAN FULL SIZE 2500 09-12 4.8L 5.3L 6L80
VAN FULL SIZE 3500 95-99  4.3L 4L60E / 4L80E
VAN FULL SIZE 3500 95-09  4.3L 4.8L 5.7L 6.0L 7.4L 8.1L 6.5L 6.6L DIESEL 4L80E 
VAN FULL SIZE 3500 10-12 4.8L 6.0L 6.6L DIESEL 6L90
VECTRA/VECTRA GT 00-11 2.0L 2.2L 2.4L AW50-40LE
VENTURE APV 97-98  3.4L 4T60E
VENTURE APV 99-05  3.4L 4T65E
VIVA 11 1.6L ZF4HP14
VIVA 11 1.4L 81-40LE
VIVA 11 1.4L 1.6L 6T30
VIVANT 10-11 2.0L AW50-40LE
VOLT 11-12 1.4L X30F
YUKON /YUKON XL 00-12 4.8L 5.3L 6.0L 4L60E / 4L65E
YUKON XL 00-06 6.0L 8.1L 4L80E
YUKON XL 07-08 6.0L 4L65E
YUKON XL 06-12 6.0L 6L90
YUKON/YUKON XL 09-12 5.3L 6.0L 6.2L 6L80
ZAFIRA 00-05 1.8L AW60-41SN
ZAFIRA 00-12 2.0L 2.2L AW50-40LE


Chevrolet + GMC

Model Years Engine Sizes Transmission Model
300M 99-04  2.7L 3.5L 42LE
300 SERIES 04-10  2.7L 3.5L 42RLE
300 SERIES 04-12  3.0L 3.5L 3.6L 5.7L 6.1L 6.4L W5A580
300 SERIES 11-12  3.6L ZF8HP45
ASPEN 07-09 4.7L 5.7L 5-45RFE
CIRRUS 95-00 2.4L  2.5L 41TE
CONCORDE 95-04  2.7L 3.2L 3.3L 3.5L 42LE
CROSSFIRE 04-08  3.2L 3.2L *SC W5A380/W5A580
LEBARON 95  3.0L 41TE
LHS 95-01  3.5L 42LE
NEW YORKER 95-96  3.5L 42LE
PACIFICA 04-07  3.5L 3.8L 41TE
PACIFICA 07-08  4.0L 62TE
PROWLER 01-02  3.5L 42LE
PT CRUISER 01-09 2.0L 2.4L 41TE
SEBRING 01-05 2.4L SOHC F4A42-2
SEBRING 01-05  3.0L F4A51-2
SEBRING/SEBRING 00-10 2.4L 2.5L  2.7L 3.0L 41TE
SEBRING 07-10 2.0L 2.2L MPS6(6DCT450)
TOWN & COUNTRY 95-10  3.3L 3.8L 41TE
TOWN & COUNTRY 07-12 2.8L  3.6L 3.8L 4.0L 62TE
VOYAGER 01 2.4L  3.0L 31TH
VOYAGER 01-11 2.4L 2.8L  3.0L 3.3L 3.8L 41TE
VOYAGER 07-08 2.8L 62TE




Model Years Engine Sizes Transmission Model
AVENGER 95-00 2.0L  2.5L 41TE
AVENGER 08-12 2.4L  2.7L 41TE
AVENGER 08-12 2.4L  2.7L 3.5L 3.6L 62TE
CALIBER 06-12 2.0L 2.4L JF011E
CARAVAN/GRAND CARAVAN 95-11 2.4L  3.0L 3.3L 3.8L 41TE / A604
CARAVAN/GRAND CARAVAN 07-12 2.8L  3.3L 3.6L 3.8L 4.0L 62TE
CHALLENGER 08-11  3.5L 42RLE
CHALLENGER 08-12 5.7L 6.1L W5A580
CHARGER 05-10  2.7L 3.5L 42RLE
CHARGER 05-12  3.5L 3.6L 5.7L 6.1L 6.4L W5A580
CHARGER 12  3.6L ZF8HP45
COLT 92-94 1.8L F4A22-2
COLT 92-94 2.4L F4A23-2
COLT 92-94 1.8L 2.4L W4A32-1
COLT/COLT VISTA 90-92 1.5L F3A21-2
COLT/COLT VISTA 90-92 1.5L 1.6L F4A21-2
DURANGO 98-02  3.9L 42 /44RE
DURANGO 98-03 5.9L 46RE
DURANGO 00-01 5.2L 44RE
DURANGO 00-02 4.7L 45RFE
DURANGO 04-08   42RLE
DURANGO 02-12 4.7L 5.7L 5-45RFE
DURANGO 10-12   W5A580
INTREPID 95-04  2.7L 3.2L 3.3L 3.5L 42LE
JOURNEY 08-10 2.4L  2.7L 41TE
JOURNEY 09-12 2.0L 2.2L MPS6(6DCT450)
JOURNEY 09-12  2.7L  3.5L 3.6L 62TE
MAGNUM 04-08  2.7L 42RLE
MAGNUM 04-08  3.5L 5.7L 6.1L W5A580
MONACO 90-92  3.0L ZF4HP18
NEON 95-01 2.0L 31TH
NEON 01-06 2.0L 41TE
NITRO 07-11   42RLE
NITRO 07-11 2.8L  4.0L W5A580
PICKUP/D50 90-94 2.4L  3.0L A500
PICKUP/DAKOTA 01-11 4.7L 5-45RFE
PICKUP/RAM 00-02  3.9L 32RH
PICKUP/RAM 1500 95-02  3.9L 42RE
PICKUP/RAM 1500-3500 95-02 5.2L 5.9L 46RE
PICKUP/RAM 1500 02-05  3.7L 4.7L 45RFE
PICKUP/RAM 1500-3500 02-12  3.7L 4.7L 5.7L 5-45RFE
PICKUP/RAM 2500-3500 95-02 8.0L 5.9L DIESEL 47RE
PICKUP/RAM 2500-3500 03-07 8.0L 5.9L DIESEL 6.7L DIESEL  48RE
PICKUP/RAM 2500-3500 06-12 5.9L 6.7L DIESEL 68RFE
PICKUP/RAM 3500 07-12 6.7L DIESEL A45X
SPIRIT 95 2.5L  3.0L 31TH
SPRINTER 03-10  2.7L  3.5L W5A330
SPRINTER 07-10  3.0L W5J400
STEALTH 91-96  3.0L F4A33-1
STRATUS 95-06 2.0L 2.4L  2.5L 2.7L 3.0L 41TE
STRATUS 01-05 2.4L SOHC F4A42-2
STRATUS 01-05  3.0L F4A51-2
VAN/WAGON 1500-2500 95-03  3.9L 32RH
VAN/WAGON 1500-2500 95-96  3.9L 42RE
VAN/WAGON 1500-3500 95-03 5.2L 46RE



Model Years Engine Sizes Transmission Model
AEROSTAR 95  3.0L 4.0L A4LD
AEROSTAR 96  4.0L 4R55E
AEROSTAR 96-97  3.0L 4R44E
AEROSTAR 97  4.0L 5R55E
ASPIRE 94-97 1.3L F3A
B-MAX 12 3 CYL 1.0L 1.4L 1.6L 6DCT250
BRONCO 95-96 5.0L 5.8L E4OD
C-COUPE 12 1.6L 6DCT250
C-COUPE 12 2.0L MPS6(6DCT450)
C-MAX 10-12 2.0L MPS6(6DCT450)
C-MAX 12 1.6L 6DCT250
CONTOUR 95-00 2.0L  2.5L CD4E
CROWN VICTORIA 95-11 4.6L 4R70W /4R75W
ECONOLINE 150 95-96 4.9L 5.8L C6
ECONOLINE 150 95-12/97 4.9L 5.4L 5.8L E4OD
ECONOLINE 150 95-08  4.2L 4.6L 5.0L 5.4L 4R70W
ECONOLINE 150 1/98-04 5.4L 4R100
ECONOLINE 150 04-12 4.6L 5.4L 4R75W
ECONOLINE 250 95 5.8L C6
ECONOLINE 250 97-03  4.2L 5.4L 4R70W
ECONOLINE 250/250 1/98-04 5.4L 7.3L DIESEL 4R100
ECONOLINE 250/250 95- 5.4L 5.8L 7.3L DIESEL E4OD
SUPER DUTY 12/97 6.8L 5R110W
ECONOLINE 350 95-96 7.5L C6
ECONOLINE 350 03-12 4.6L 5.4L 4R70W /4R75E
ECONOLINE 350 04-12 6.8L 5R110W
ECONOLINE 350/350 95- 5.4L 7.5L 7.3L DIESEL E4OD
SUPER DUTY 12/97 6.8L 5R110W
ECONOLINE 350/350 1/98-05 5.4L 7.3L DIESEL 4R100
ECOSPORT 07-12 2.0L 4F27E
ECOSPORT 12 1.6L 2.0L 6DCT250
EDGE 07-12  3.5L 3.7L 6F50
EDGE 11-12 2.0L 6F35
ESCAPE 01-08 2.0L 2.3L  3.0L CD4E
ESCAPE 08-12 2.0L 2.3L 2.5L  3.0L 6F35
ESCAPE HYBRID 04-06 2.3L P310
ESCAPE HYBRID 07-11 2.3L 2.5L HD-10
ESCORT/ZX2 90-03 1.8L 1.9L 2.0L F4E
EVEREST 04-11 2.5L 3.0L RE4R01A
EVEREST 04-10 3.0L 5R55S
EVEREST 11 3.0L 6R60
EVEREST 11-12 2.4L  3.2L 6R80
EXCURSION 00-05 5.4L 7.3L DIESEL 6.8L 4R100
EXCURSION 03-05 5.4L 6.0L DIESEL 6.8L 5R110W
EXPEDITION 97-06 4.6L 5.4L 4R70W /4R75W
EXPEDITION 1/98-02 4 SP RWD/4X4 5.4L 4R100
EXPEDITION 07-08 5.4L 6R75
EXPEDITION 09-12  3.5L 5.0L 5.4L 6R80
EXPLORER 95-96  4.0L 4R55E
EXPLORER 96-01 5.0L 4R70W
EXPLORER 02-03  4.0L 4.6L 5R55W
EXPLORER 10-12 2.0L 6F35
EXPLORER 10-12  3.5L 6F50 /6F55
EXPLORER/SPORT TRAC 00-10  4.0L 4.6L 5R55S
EXPLORER/SPORT TRAC 05-10 4.6L 6R60 /6R75
F-150 /F-250 95-10  4.2L 4.6L 5.0L 5.4L 4R70W /4R75W
F-150 /F-250 95- 4.9L 5.0L 5.4L 5.8L 7.5L E4OD
F-150 /F-250 1/98-07 4 SP RWD/4X4 5.4L 7.3L DIESEL 6.8L 4R100
F-150 08-09 4.6L 6R60
F-150 08-12  3.5L 3.7L 4.6L 5.0L 5.4L 6.2L 6R80
F-250 /F350 95-96 4.9L 5.8L 7.5L C6
F-250 SUPERDUTY /F-350 03-10 5.4L 6.0L DIESEL 6.4L 5R110W
F-250 SUPERDUTY /F-350 10-12 6.2L 6.7L 6R140
F-350/350 SUPER DUTY 95-98 4.9L 5.8L 7.5L 7.3L DIESEL E4OD
F-350/350 SUPER DUTY 99-04 5.4L 7.3L DIESEL 6.8L 4R100
F-450 SUPER DUTY 95-3/98 4 SP RWD/4X4 7.5L 7.3L DIESEL E4OD
F-450/550 SUPER DUTY 3/98-04 7.3L DIESEL 6.8L 4R100
F-450/550 SUPER DUTY 03-08 6.0L DIESEL 5R110W
FALCON AU 00-02 4.0L ION M93LE
FESTIVA 00 1.3L 4F27E
FIESTA 00-12 1.6L 80-40LS
FIESTA 08-12 1.3L 1.4L 1.5L 4F27E
FIESTA 10-12 L31.0L 1.4L 1.6L 2.0L 6DCT250
FIVE HUNDRED 05-07  3.0L AF21
FIVE HUNDRED 05-07  3.0L CFT30
FLEX 08-12  3.5L 6F50 /6F55
FOCUS 00-12 1.6L 1.8L 2.0L 2.3L 4F27E
FOCUS 08-12 1.6L 2.0L  2.5L MPS6(6DCT450)
FOCUS 04-08 1.6L 1.8L CFT23
FOCUS C-MAX 00-11 1.6L 1.8L 2.0L 2.3L 4F27E
FOCUS/C-MAX 10-12 1.6L 1.8L 2.0L 6DCT250
FOCUS C-MAX 04-08 1.6L 1.8L CFT23
FREESTAR 04-07  3.9L 4.2L 4F50N
FREESTYLE 05-07  3.0L CFT30
FUSION 06-11 1.6L 80-40LS
FUSION 06-08 2.3L FNR5
FUSION 06-09  3.0L AF21
FUSION 09-12 2.0L 2.5L  3.0L 6F35
FUSION 09-12  3.5L 6F50
FUSION 10-11 L31.0L 1.4L 1.6L 6DCT250
FUSION 09-12 2.5L HD-10
LYNX 00-05 1.3L 1.6L 4F27E
MONDEO 00-01 2.0L ZF4HP20
MONDEO 00-07 2.0L CD4E
MONDEO 03-07 2.0L  2.5L JF506E
MONDEO 07-12 2.0L 2.3L AF21
MONDEO 10-12 1.6L 2.0L 2.2L MPS6(6DCT450)
MUSTANG 96-04 3.8L 3.9L 4.6L 4R70W /4R75W
MUSTANG 05-10 4.0L 4.6L 5R55S
MUSTANG 10-12 3.7L 5.0L 6R80
PROBE 90-93 2.2L  3.0L 4EAT-G
PROBE 94-97 2.0L CD4E
PROBE GT 94-97 2.5L 4EAT-GF
PRONTO 00-07 L31.0L TW-40E
RANGER 95-01 2.3L 2.5L  3.0L 4R44E
RANGER 95-96 4.0L 4R55E
RANGER 00-06 2.5L JR400E
RANGER 00-07 2.5L RE4R01A
RANGER 97-11 2.3L  3.0L 4.0L 5R55E
RANGER 00-09 2.5L 3.0L 5R55S
RANGER 01-12 2.3L  3.0L 5R44E
RANGER 10-12 2.2L 2.5L 3.0L  3.2L 6R80
S-MAX 07-12 2.0L 2.3L AF21
S-MAX 10-12 2.0L MPS6(6DCT450)
TAURUS 95-02 3.0L 3.2L 3.8L AX4S
TAURUS 01-07 3.0L 4F50N
TAURUS 04-07 3.0L AF21
TAURUS/TAURUS X 07-12 3.5L 6F50 /6F55
TELSTAR 00 2.0L 4F27E
THUNDERBIRD 95-97  3.8L 4.6L 4R70W
THUNDERBIRD 03-05 3.9L 5R55S
TIERRA 00-07 1.6L 4F27E
WINDSTAR 95-02  3.0L 3.8L AX4S
WINDSTAR 01-03  3.8L 4F50N



Model Years Engine Sizes Transmission Model
AVIATOR 03-06 4.6L 5R55S
BLACKWOOD 02 5.4L 4R100
CONTINENTAL 95-02 4.6L 4F50N
LS 00-02  3.0L 3.9L 5R55N
LS 03-06  3.0L 3.9L 5R55S
MKC 12 2.0L 6F35
MKS 09-12  3.5L 3.7L 6F50 /6F55
MKT 09-12  3.5L 6F50 /6F55
MKX 10-12 2.0L 6F35
MKX 07-12 2.0L  3.5L 6F50
MKZ / ZEPHYR 06-11  3.0L 3.5L AF21
MKZ / ZEPHYR 10-12 2.5L HD-10
MARK VIII 95-98 4.6L 4R70W
MARK LT 06-12 5.4L 4R75E
NAVIGATOR 1/98-04 5.4L 4R100
NAVIGATOR 04-06 5.4L ZF6HP26
NAVIGATOR 06-08 5.4L 6R75
NAVIGATOR 09-12 5.0L 5.4L 6R80
NAVIGATOR 12 5.0L 6R140
TOWN CAR 95-11 4.6L 4R70W /4R75W
TOWN CAR 05-07 4.6L ZF6HP26



Model Years Engine Sizes Transmission Model
2 07-12 1.3L 1.5L FN4A-EL
3 04-12 1.6L 2.0L FN4A-EL
3 10-12 1.6L 2.0L FS5A-EL
323 90-94 1.6L 1.8L F4A-EL
323 90-01 1.6L GF4A-EL
323 00-07 1.3L 1.5L 1.6L 1.8L 2.0L FN4A-EL
5 05-11 2.0L FN4A-EL
5 12 1.8L 2.0L FS5A-EL
6 02-08 2.0L 2.3L FN4A-EL
6 02-06 2.3L  3.0L JA5A-EL
6 06-12 2.0L 2.3L 2.5L FS5A-EL
6 05-12  3.0L 3.7L AW6A-EL
626 86-93 2.0L  2.5L G4A-EL
626 94-02 2.0L  2.5L CD4E
626 00-06 2.0L GF4A-EL
8 11-12 2.3L FN4A-EL
8 09-12 2.3L FS5A-EL
929 88-91  3.0L N4A-EL
929 92-95  3.0L R4A-EL
ATENZA 07-12 2.5L AW6A-EL
ATENZA 12 1.6L 2.0L FZ
ATENZA/5HB/WAGON 02-05 2.0L 2.3L FN4A-EL
ATENZA/5HB/WAGON 06-12 2.0L 2.3L 2.5L FS5A-EL
AXELA 08-12 1.5L XA-15LN
AXELA/WAGON 03-12 1.5L 1.6L 2.0L 2.3L FN4A-EL
AXELA/WAGON 05-12 2.0L 2.3L 2.5L FS5A-EL
BONGO 00-12 1.8L 2.0L 2.2L 2.5L  2.5L RC4A-EL
BT-50 06-11 2.5L 3.0L 5R55S
BT-50 12 2.2L  3.2L 6R80
CAPELLA/WAGON 00-02 1.6L 1.8L 2.0L 2.2L  2.0L 2.5L GF4A-EL
CX5 12 2.0L FZ
CX7 12 2.3L FN4A-EL
CX7 09-12 2.5L FS5A-EL
CX7 07-11 2.2L 2.3L AW6A-EL
CX7 11-12 2.5L FZ
CX9 07-12  3.5L 3.7L AW6A-EL
DEMIO 00-12 1.3L 1.5L FN4A-EL
DEMIO 07-12 1.3L 1.5L XA-15LN
FAMILIA 00-05 1.3L 1.5L 1.6L 1.8L 2.0L FN4A-EL
FIGHTER 00-08 2.5L JR400E
MIATA 91-97 1.8L N71B
MIATA/MX5 98-05 1.8L A44DE
MIATA/MX5 06-12 2.0L SJ6A-EL
MILLENIA 95-02  2.3L LJ4A-EL
MILLENIA 95-03  2.3L 2.5L GF4A-EL
MPV (VAN) 89-95 2.6L N71B
MPV (VAN) 89-99  3.0L R4A-EL
MPV (VAN) 00-02 2.0L  2.5L GF4A-EL
MPV (VAN) 00-02 2.5L  2.9L JF403E
MPV (VAN) 01-07 2.3L FN4A-EL
MPV (VAN) 02-06  3.0L JA5A-EL
MPV (VAN) 08-12 2.3L FS5A-EL
MPV (VAN) 06-12 2.2L 2.3L AW6A-EL
MPV (VAN) 10-11 2.5L FZ
MX3 92-95 1.6L  1.8L F4A-EL
MX6 87-93 2.0L  2.5L G4A-EL
MX6 94-97 2.0L  2.5L CD4E
MX6 94-97 2.0L  2.5L GF4A-EL
NAVAJO 91-94  4.0L A4LD
PICKUP 90-93 2.6L R4A-EL
PICKUP 90-93 2.2L 2.6L N71B
PICKUP 94 2.3L  3.0L 4.0L A4LD
PICKUP B SERIES 95-02 2.3L 2.5L  3.0L 4R44E /4R55E
PICKUP B SERIES 97-10  4.0L 5R55E
PICKUP B SERIES 00-08 2.3L 2.5L  3.0L 5R44E
PICKUP B SERIES 00-11 2.5L 3.0L 5R55S
PICKUP BT50 11 2.2L  3.2L 6R80
PREMACY 00-10 1.8L 2.0L 2.3L FN4A-EL
PREMACY 07-12 2.0L 2.3L FS5A-EL
PROTEGE 90-98 1.5L 1.8L F4A-EL
PROTEGE 99-04 1.6L 1.8L 2.0L FN4A-EL
ROADSTER 00-02 1.6L 1.8L 03-70LE
ROADSTER 02-05 1.6L 1.8L 03-71LE
ROADSTER 05-12 2.0L TB-65SN
RX7 93-02 1.3L ROTARY R4A-EL
RX8 04-06 1.3L ROTARY RC4A-EL
RX8 06-12 1.3L ROTARY SJ6A-EL
SENTIA 00  2.9L JR400E
TRIBUTE 00-08 2.0L 2.3L  3.0L CD4E
TRIBUTE 03-08 2.3L FN4A-EL
TRIBUTE 08-12 2.3L 2.5L  3.0L 6F35
TRIBUTE 07-11 2.3L 2.5L HD-10
VERISA 04-09 1.5L FN4A-EL
METROCAB 00-01 2.5L A4LD
METROCAB 02-07 2.0L 2.4L 03-71LE



Model Years Engine Sizes Transmission Model
CAPRI 91-94 1.6L 4EAT-G
COUGAR 95-97 3.8L 4.6L 4R70W
COUGAR 99-02 2.0L  2.5L CD4E
GRAND MARQUIS 95-10 V84.6L 4R70W /4R75W
MARAUDER 03-04 V84.6L 4R75W
MARINER 05-08 2.3L  3.0L CD4E
MARINER 09-10 1.6L 2.0L 2.5L  3.0L 6F35
MARINER HYBRID 05-06 2.3L P310
MARINER HYBRID 07-10 2.3L 2.5L HD-10
MILAN 05-08 2.3L FNR5
MILAN 06-09 3.0L AF21
MILAN 09-10 2.5L  3.0L 6F35
MILAN 09-10 2.5L HD-10
MONTEGO 05-07 3.0L AF21
MONTEGO 05-07 3.0L CFT30
MONTEREY 03-06 4.2L 4F50N
MOUNTAINEER 97-01 V85.0L 4R70W
MOUNTAINEER 98-00 4.0L 5R55E
MOUNTAINEER 01-10 4.0L 4.6L 5R55S
MOUNTAINEER 06-10 V84.6L 6R60
MYSTIQUE 95-00 2.0L  2.5L CD4E
SABLE 95-03 3.0L AX4S
SABLE 95-05 3.0L AX4N
SABLE 04-07 3.0L CFT30
SABLE 04-07 3.0L AF21
SABLE 08-09 3.5L 6F50
TRACER 90-99 1.8L 1.9L 2.0L 4EAT-F
VILLAGER 93-02 3.3L 4F20E



Model Years Engine Sizes Transmission Model
88 ROYALE 95-97  3.8L 4T60E
88 ROYALE 97  3.8L SC 4T65E
88 ROYALE 98-99  3.8L 3.8L SC 4T65E
98 REGENCY 95-96  3.8L 4T60E
ACHIEVA 95 2.3L 3T40
ACHIEVA 95-98 2.3L 2.4L 3.1L 4T60E
ALERO 99-04 2.2L 2.4L 4T40E
ALERO 99-04  3.4L 4T45E
AURORA 95-03 4.0L 4T80E
AURORA 01-03  3.5L 4T65E
BRAVADA 95-04  4.2L 4.3L 4L60E
CUTLASS SUPREME 95-97  3.1L 3.4L 4T60E
CUTLASS 97-99  3.1L 4T40E
INTRIGUE 98-02  3.5L 3.8L 4.5L 4T65E
SILHOUETTE 95  3.1L 3T40
SILHOUETTE 95-98  3.4L 3.8L 4T60E
SILHOUETTE 99-04  3.4L 4T65E



Model Years Engine Sizes Transmission Model
AZTEK 01-05  3.4L 4T65E
BONNEVILLE 95-97  3.8L 4T60E
BONNEVILLE 98-05  3.8L 4.6L 4T65E
FIREBIRD 95-02  3.8L 5.7L 40E
G3 08-10 1.6L 60-40LE
G5 04-09 2.2L 4T45E
G6 05-09 2.4L 4T45E
G6 06-09  3.9L 4T65E
G6 07-09  3.6L 6T70
G6 08-09 2.4L 6T40
G8 08-09  3.6L 50E
G8 07-10 6.0L 6.2L 6L80
G8 08-10  3.6L 60
GRAND AM 95 2.3L 3T40
GRAND AM 95-98 2.4L  3.1L 4T60E
GRAND AM 99-05 2.2L 2.4L  3.4L 4T40E /4T45E
GRAND PRIX 95-99  3.1L 3.4L 3.8L 4T60E
GRAND PRIX 97-08  3.1L 3.8L 5.3L 4T65E
GTO 04-06 5.7L 6.0L 45E
MONTANA / S 99-08  3.5L 3.9L 4T65E
SOLSTICE 05-09 2.0L 2.4L 50E
SUNFIRE 95-02 2.2L 3T40
SUNFIRE 95-05 2.2L 2.4L 4T40E
TORRENT 04-09  3.4L AF33-5
TORRENT 07-09  3.6L 6T70
TRANS SPORT 95  3.1L 3T40
TRANS SPORT 95-98  3.4L 3.8L 4T60E
TRANS SPORT 00-04  3.4L 4T65E
VIBE 03-07 1.8L U341F
VIBE 03-09 1.8L 72-41LE /73-41LS
VIBE 08-09 1.8L 2.4L U250E /F



Model Years Engine Sizes Transmission Model
ASTRA 08-09 1.8L AF17
AURA /HYBRID 06-09 2.4L  3.5L 4T45E
AURA 09 2.4L 6T40
AURA XR 07-09  3.6L 6T70
ION 04-07 2.2L 2.4L 4T45E
ION 03-04 2.2L AF33-5
ION 03 2.2L VT25-E
L-SERIES 00-04 2.2L  3.0L 4T40E /4T45E
OUTLOOK 07-09  3.6L 6T75
RELAY 05-07  3.5L 3.9L 4T65E
S-SERIES 95-03 1.9L TAAT
SKY/SKY REDLINE 07-09 2.0L 2.4L 50E
VUE 04-10 2.2L 2.4L 4T45E
VUE 02-03  3.0L AF33-5
VUE 04-07  3.5L MDRA /MDPA
VUE 07-10  3.0L 3.5L 3.6L 6T70
VUE 02-04 2.2L VT25-E


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This week we highlight a specific vehicle: The Lincoln Navigator 4R100 and 6R80 (2009+) transmission. Common problems and fair rebuild + remanufactured replacement cost.

 Before authorizing a rebuild at a shop, there are nearly a dozen less costly repairs that need to be ruled out - many of which have the same symptoms of a transmission needing a rebuild.

When you have an engine problem you don't immediately jump to the conclusion that the engine needs to be rebuilt or replaced.  But, when you have a transmission problem - all too often the initial diagnoses is that the transmission must be rebuild or replaced.  This is not to say that, in many instances, a rebuild or replacement is not needed, but consider the cost involved it is only prudent that all other less costly possibilities be rules out first.

A correct diagnoses of a transmission problem is not easy.  The reason is that many different problems have the same or similar symptoms.  For example, slipping is a common symptom of a transmission needing a rebuild because the clutches are worn out.  Slipping is also a symptom of a transmission with low fluid.  Hard or erratic shifts are a symptom of a transmission in need of a rebuild - a faulty shift solenoid causes these same symptoms.  The list goes on and on.

You May Not Need A Rebuild- Rule This Out First

Things you must rule out before rebuilding or replacing your transmission:

1. Low Transmission Fluid Level:  Transmission fluid not only lubricates and helps cool the internal workings of the transmission, it also provides the pressure needed to shift gears.  Thus, when the fluid level is low, the transmission may slip, shift hard, shift erratically or not shift at all.  Gear engagement may be delayed.  Low fluid also causes the transmission or transaxle to overheat.

Solution: Add the correct type of transmission fluid until the fluid level on the dipstick shows in the "full range".  How to properly check transmission fluid level

Cost: $5 to $10 per quart of ATF.

2. Old, Dirty/Contaminated Fluid:  Old and dirty transmission fluid can cause many of the same symptoms as having low fluid.  Additionally, dirty fluid can clog the filter, which will cause even more shift problems as the fluid pressure needed to make shifts is insufficient.  With a clogged filter, the transmission oil pump must work double hard to pump fluid through the transmission and thus is more likely to fail.

Solution: Fluid and filter change or fluid flush.

Cost: DIY Cost: $40 to $95.  Shop Cost : $110 to $350+

3. Oxidized "burnt" Transmission fluid:  Burnt/oxidized transmission fluid may mean some internal transmission damage has already occurred.  But, whether it is time for a rebuild is still questionable.

Solution: The recommended action is to change the fluid and filter or possibly a fluid flush depending on the vehicle mileage and whether the transmission has been flushed previously.  If changing the fluid and filter (or flushing the transmission) does not resolve the problem(s) you are experiencing, a rebuild may be needed.

Cost: See the above rebuild costs for rebuild cost information.

4. Faulty Shift Solenoid - Open Electrical Circuit:  A failed shift solenoid or an open/shorted electrical connection can cause delayed and erratic shift or no shifts.  The condition may cause the vehicle to jerk when placing the shifter level into "Drive" or "Reverse" and when the transmissions shifts automatically.

Solution: If the check engine light is illuminated, an OBDII scan may provide information pointing to the problem solenoid.  If the check engine light is not illuminated, pinpointing a faulty transmission solenoid or locating an open electrical problem will require a series of electrical tests or a scan of the vehicle's powertrain using a special transmission scanner.  Transmission repair shops have the equipment and special scanners needed to find open circuits and other electrical problems.

Cost: Do-it-yourself cost: $40 for a single solenoid to $250 or more for a solenoid pack.  The transmission oil pan must be removed to access the shift solenoids.  Repair shop cost range: $175 to $400+.

5. Failed Sensor(s) and/or Switches: Today's automatic transmissions and transaxles are controlled by an electrical (computer) device called a Transmission Control Module "TCM".  Note: Some vehicles use a Powertrain Control Module "PCM" for both the engine and transmission operations.

The TCM (or PCM) relies on input data received from various switches and sensors to control the operation of the transmission. These sensors and switches include the throttle position sensor, crankshaft position sensor, wheel speed sensors, ATF temperature sensor, brake switch, inhibitor switch, torque converter turbine speed sensor and others.  The failure of anyone of these sensors or switches can cause a number of different transmission problems, including shift problems.

Solution: If the check engine light is illuminated, an OBD-II scan should identify the faulty sensor or solenoid.  If check engine light is not illuminated, a transmission scan may be necessary.

Cost: Do-it-yourself cost: The cost range for sensors and switches is $25 to $200+.  Repair shop cost: $125 to $350+.

6. Valve Body Problem: The transmission valve body controls shifts by controlling fluid pressure and directing transmission fluid into the appropriate passageways to initiate and activate gear shifts.  Over time, metal debris can scratch or score the aluminum passages of the valve body causing a change in pressure, which can cause numerous shift problems including hard "jerky" shifts and delayed shifts.  If any of the valve body passages become blocked by debris, the transmission may not shift into the appropriate gear, either automatically or by manually shifting.

Solution: Replace valve body.  The valve body can be replaced without removing the transmission.

Cost: Do-it-yourself cost: $300 - $1,000 for the cost of a new valve body.  Repair shop labor for replacing the valve body is $150 to $350.

8. Out-of-Adjustment Shifter Linkage: The symptoms of a shifter linkage being out-of-adjustment are similar to a worn or frayed shifter cable.  The difference is that with a worn shifter cable you may feel a looseness in the shifter level when moving the shifter lever.  With an out-of-adjustment linkage you will probably not feel any difference in the shifter lever movement.  A shifter linkage out-of-adjustment can also cause the transmission to be in a different gear than what the shifter lever shows.

Solution: Adjust shifter linkage

Cost: Do-it-yourself cost $0.  Repair shop cost: $50 to $75.

7. Worn, Frayed, or Broken Shifter Cable: Over time, the shifter cable can become worn, frayed or even break.  Oftentimes, a worn or frayed shifter cable will cause the transmission to be in a different gear than the shifter indicator shows.  For example, the shifter lever can be in the Park position but the transmission can be in Reverse or Neutral.  When this happens, the engine may not crank when turning the key to start the vehicle because the transmission is not in Park even though the shifter lever indicates it is.  With a broken shifter cable, the transmission cannot be shifted into any gear.

Solution: Replace shifter cable.

Cost:  Do-it-yourself cost: $50 to $150 for the cost of cable.  Repair shop cost: $150 to $275.

Note: Many of the above conditions will cause the transmission "Drive" indicator light to illuminate or flash.  The transmission may then go into "Limp Mode" (also called "Safe Mode" or "Fail Safe".  When this happens, the transmission will become locked in either 2nd or 3rd gear in order to protect the transmission from internal damage.  When in Limp Mode, drive slowly and directly to a repair shop or to your destination and park the vehicle until it can be checked-out by a professional.  Continuing to drive a vehicle when the transmission is in limp mode can ruin the transmission.

Recommendation: Before agreeing to a rebuild, get an estimate for a remanufactured transmission. You may get a better price/warranty on a remanufactured transmission vs. a rebuild.

9. Faulty Transmission Control Module (TCM) or Powertrain Control Module (PCM): A faulty Transmission Control Module (TCM) or Powertrain Control Module (PCM) can cause erratic shifts, hard shifts, delays between gear shifts, hard downshifts and taking longer than normal to go into Reverse or Drive.  The transmission may fail to engage in any gear.

Solution: Test TCM (or PCM) and replace if found to be faulty.

Cost: Diagnosing a faulty TCM or PCM may require a professional transmission scan to be performed.  The cost range for this type of scan is $50 to $125.  The cost for a new TCM or PCM can range from from $75 for a used module to $500 or more new module.

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