1997 Toyota Avalon Q&A
1997 Toyota Avalon Question: 205000 miles/ needs a new transmission.
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. - pushrod
Firstly, other than the filter, no one replace a few 'PIECES' on a bad transmission. Your first question and answere must ne, do I really need a transmission. Chances are the response you get will be. "we can't tell till we take it apart,' and then of course its too late to have the trans put back together for less than 900 if not needed. So if there are n simple problems, plan on a new transmission. The next question should be, Is the car worth it to me to spend $3000 on. KBB on a 97 XLS Avalon with 205K in my area in about $1900 in average condition which also means a WORKING transmission. So spend $3K on yours to have a working $1900 car? I think you might be better off using your 3K on a new car and sell the Avalon for the few hundred and consider yourself lucky. Remember, anyone buying you car STILL has to put in a trans so they face the same financial question you have. UNLESS someone who happens to have a spare working trans for your car in their garage and have to have a 97 AVALON WITH 205k miles on it finds you, you car is going to the salvage yars. So consider ANYTHING YOU GET FOR IT AS A BONUS. - executivecom