Estimate transmission replace cost?

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Black_on_Black_Neon
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Estimate transmission replace cost?

Post by Black_on_Black_Neon » Tue May 06, 2014 10:48 am

I just bought an 02 Neon R/T, Sold to me because the previou owner did not take care of it, and the transmission is griding in 2nd and 4th, and will not catch at all in 3rd( I think its synchros as well). Im worndering first of all are there ant miricle fluids to put in there?

If not how much does a transmission replace usually run for an 02 neon 5 speed? Im not picky and ill take the cheaper more common transmission. I just need some insight.

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Post by FAC3L3SS » Tue May 06, 2014 10:55 am

You can get a used, known good transmissing for under $200. Labor isn't difficult, just heavy and awkward. Guys on here can swap in parking lots in 2 hours. I've done it multiple times with minimal tools and only takes me 1/2 day.

So $200.
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Post by occasional demons » Tue May 06, 2014 11:27 am

'01 PT Cruiser is the same as what you have. '02 PT is the same FD, but the 5th gear is better suited for highway use.

'03 to '05 neons may have a bit too tall of a 5th for your liking. Unless you do a 2.4 swap, then It is actually pretty nice...

http://www.neons.org/forumdodge/trans.htm
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Post by chipdogg » Wed May 07, 2014 8:24 pm

Or you can get one from me, whatever gearing you want, with all new seals and completely gone through for $550 shipped, and you send me your busted one.
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Post by Black_on_Black_Neon » Wed May 07, 2014 10:11 pm

okay everybody thanks for the help looks like i will be doing it in my parking lot ;)

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Post by Black_on_Black_Neon » Wed May 07, 2014 10:30 pm

Well hold on so can i or can i not buy specific gears/ synchros to replace mine? just to avoid buying the whole tranny

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Post by chipdogg » Thu May 08, 2014 7:46 am

You can.

Do you have a hydraulic press, at least 20 ton?

Do you have a variety of snap ring pliers? Snap rings with holes in the end and snap rings with just a tapered end.

Do you have feeler gauges?

Here's what is involved in changing synchros:


The black fixture everything is held on is anywhere from $120 used to $400 new. I wouldn't wanna take one apart without it.
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And here's what they look like when I'm done with them:

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Post by Black_on_Black_Neon » Tue May 13, 2014 12:07 am

so what if i bring a transmission to a shop, how much am i looking at?

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Post by FAC3L3SS » Tue May 13, 2014 7:54 am

2-3x what Chipdogg offered you. With a longer turnaround, probably.
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Post by r/tguy02 » Tue May 13, 2014 8:23 am

if they can do it at all given the lack of parts available anymore. chip has a lot of parts hoarded so he is able to do them.
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Post by chipdogg » Tue May 13, 2014 9:58 pm

r/tguy02 wrote:if they can do it at all given the lack of parts available anymore. chip has a lot of parts hoarded so he is able to do them.
Yup, I have at least 20 cores. Plus I currently have enough NIB seals, bearings, diff pins and saver tabs in stock to do 5 transmissions. More if I had more of the damn input shaft seal/bearing/TOB snouts!
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