Should I have it towed to a transmission place. is it worth the $3000.000 repair bill
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1997 Toyota Avalon
Question: 205000 miles/ needs a new transmission.
Answer #1pushrod October 20, 2012, 03:50Master
THAT IS YOUR DECISION, HOW WELL HAS THE CAR BEEN SERVICED,HOW WELL HAS IT BEEN KEPT.
DOES THE ENGINE STILL RUN AND PERFORM OK,NO MAJOR LEAKS ECT. DO YOU LIKE THE CAR.?
SUGGEST GO SHOPPING FOR BETTER PRICE,CHECK PRICE FOR SALVAGE REPLACEMENT. YOUR CAR IF PRETTY
GOOD COND. PROB. WORTH ABOUT 4,800.00. JUST GUESSING YOU CAN CHECK THAT OUT.
NOW,WHAT CAN YOU BUY FOR THE COST OF REPAIR. I CAN'T SEE YOUR CAR OR TEST ANYTHING.
GET SOME HELP FROM SOMEONE THAT CAN. GOOD LUCK. BUT 3,000 REPAIR NO. THIS IS JUST MY OPINIOP I COULD BE WRONG.
Replycandace owens, October 20, 2012, 05:29Rookie
I appreciate very much your response. I have owned the car for 12 years. Have taken good care of it. Called a couple of "cash for car" places. Without seeing my car, have been offered $400.00. Do not want to give this car away. I will have it towed to Aamco and get their opinion. "Speedy Transmisson" said that there are hundres of parts to a transmisson, maybe just a few need to be replaced. When told of this, the Aamco man said that that was untrue. Chances are I need a rebuilt transmission which he said would probably cost at leat $2500.00. Very hard to determine who is giving me a line...
Replyziptie12, October 20, 2012, 20:28Master
ASK AROUND (friends etc.) for references!!!!!!!! wherever you go get diagnosis and repair est. in writing! also warranty in writing. How was it diagnosed to determine that the trans is bad , as opposed to an electrical problem that can make it do strange things?