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Old 12-24-2010, 08:49 AM
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Should I be worried?

So I bought my truck on April 17th 2010, on April 26th the trans went. Called around for a rebuild, most quotes were around the 2,500 mark, I also called the dealer I bought it from, they said they'll work with me seeing as I just bought it. They sent me to the shop that they use, the original price was $800, the dealer was going pay $675 I was going to pay $125, trans shop called said the planetary gear set in the O/D came apart and took out the rest of the trans, they didnt have the part, had to order it, the part was around $450, the dealer paid for half of the part, so I had to pay $350, and the dealer payed $900. So the whole rebuild only cost $1250, thats just rebuilding the trans I pulled it out of the truck and put it back in.

I guess what Im worried about is how he rebuilt it so cheap. Did he use cheap parts? Its a pretty big shop so is he cheaper because he does a high volume of repairs? I have just about 10,000 miles on it now with no problems yet, I drive very easy on it, I mean I baby it, I dont usually get over 2,000 rpm while accelerating, I have an aftermarket cooler Im going to install along with the stock cooler and a trans temp gauge I havent had time to put in. I also have a Superchips 1805 running the Mileage Save XS mode most of the time.

Should I be expecting another rebuild some time in the near future or am I just being really paranoid? Sorry for the long post
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Old 12-24-2010, 10:44 AM
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Thats a really good price...only time will tell..
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Summer of 06' lost the transmission on a 99' F250 work truck (has a load behind it daily still). Had quotes from $2000 (my buddy) up to $4000+/-. One of my guys that dabbles in gassers (68' street/quarter miler) had a buddy that helped him tinker w/his race truck rebuilt it for $700 with a 1 year warranty. 3 1/2 years and 50k it's still solid as a rock. Knock on wood.
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You're talking about a brand new truck?

I'd be worried if I bought anything new and it broke that fast.

And the dealership was so kind as to kick in SOME of the cost???
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Thats a really good price...only time will tell..
Yeah, a little too good. I've always lived buy the old saying " you get what you pay for" so it makes me a little nervous, but I'll treat it good and service it regularly and keep my fingers crossed
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Summer of 06' lost the transmission on a 99' F250 work truck (has a load behind it daily still). Had quotes from $2000 (my buddy) up to $4000+/-. One of my guys that dabbles in gassers (68' street/quarter miler) had a buddy that helped him tinker w/his race truck rebuilt it for $700 with a 1 year warranty. 3 1/2 years and 50k it's still solid as a rock. Knock on wood.
Was that with parts too? I hope I have the same luck with mine
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You're talking about a brand new truck?

I'd be worried if I bought anything new and it broke that fast.

And the dealership was so kind as to kick in SOME of the cost???
No, I wish I could afford a brand new truck this was the 2000 F 250 in my signature, the truck had 146,xxx when I bought it
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Was that with parts too? I hope I have the same luck with mine
Parts and labor. I'll take it back to him if it happens to another out of warranty truck.
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Wow, thats awesome. I can breath a sigh of relief knowing I'm not the only one thats gotten a low price on a rebuild, I figured it was one of those " if it sounds too good to be true it probably is" kinda deals but if others have gotten about the same deal I feel a little more comfortable, Thank you
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No, I wish I could afford a brand new truck this was the 2000 F 250 in my signature, the truck had 146,xxx when I bought it
Interesting, I didn't realize that signatures are invisible until logged in.

In that case I would say not to worry.

There is a local shop here that has an impeccable reputation and charges $1850 for a rebuild, $1000 if you pull it/install it yourself.

That's the heavy duty version, they offer a cheaper rebuild but I didn't ask about the price.
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