Average Transmission Leak Cost Based on Make and Year

January 27, 2012

The longer you ignore a transmission leak, the cost to fix it will increase. If you catch the leak in the beginning and fix it, you'll save thousands of dollars.

Transmission Pan Gasket Replacement

With this service, you will have a new transmission pan gasket as well as a new filter. You will also, of course have new fluid installed. The average cost for this service is about $140, but prices can range from as low as $80 to $200. This price includes parts and labor.

Transmission Replacement

If you allow your transmission to leak for too long, you will eventually burn it out. This means you will have to replace it. The cost of this is exponentially higher than it would have been to fix the problem. This guide will give you approximate prices for replacing transmissions in 3 of the most popular cars on the road today.

2003 Chevrolet Impala

The Chevy Impala is a front wheel drive car that has recently gained in popularity. It has a 4T65E transmission. Average prices for this transmission range from $800 to over $1300 for a rebuilt unit. Labor will normally run you a minimum of $1500.

2002 Toyota Camry

The Camry is another very popular front wheel drive car. The A140E transaxle that it contains will cost you between $900 and $1300, rebuilt for a 1 year warranty. Labor to replace it will run in the area of $1500.

2002 Honda Accord

Honda's Accord is the most popular car from this maker. The CF4 transmission will cost you between $1500 and $3000 for a rebuilt unit. Again, labor runs around $1500 to $2000 or more.

GM High Performance

High performance GM transmissions, as found in 1967 to present year Camaros, Impalas and Corvettes will cost a minimum of $1000 and up. Exactly how much a replacement will be depends on whether it's a new car or used car, or has a high performance engine in it.

As you can see from the above guide, fixing the problem before it gets out of hand is much more cost efficient than allowing it to continue beyond the point it can be fixed.

Related Questions and Answers

What are the 2 Most Common Reasons behind Transmission Fluid Leaking?

There can be many reasons for transmission fluid leaking. For example, the two most common reasons for transmission fluid leakage are: 1) A worn or a broken seal can cause the transmission to leak. You should check the seals on your car every so often to ensure that the fluid is not leaking. Faulty installation followed by rash driving can cause the transmission fluid to leak, damaging the car. 2) Heavy loads inside your car can also increase the pressure on the car rocking the vehicle and overheating it. Most seals are made of rubber and this extra pressure can just wear through them.

What is the Easiest Way to Lower the Price to Rebuild a Transmission?

The price to rebuild a transmission of a car will vary according to the work involved. A brand new transmission will cost anywhere from $2,500 to $4,000. As a result, you can try and rebuild it for a lower cost. The exact cost will vary according to the damage that has been done to it and the model of your car. But the average cost will be about $1,500. Get estimates from at least two or three garages before settling the deal. If you have a cheap transmission, just scrap the deal and put in a new one to save money.

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