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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Question: How much does it cost to have the torque converter replaced?

 

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Lampe, 7.3L V8 Diesel Turbo, Jersey City, NJ, May 25, 2011, 14:04
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The ford dealer said the 4wd ford F250 super duty with automatic transmission needed to have the torque converter replaced he says this repair is $2000.00
I have had other parts replaced by this shop and overall I am happy with the service how long can I expect to drive the truck after the repair has been completed? What sort of warranty is this type of repair given?
I had a airconditioner clutch replaced by the same shop last year and that repair has already broken down can I expect the torque converter replacement will breakdown in one year?

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    mastertech6371 May 25, 2011, 14:12
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    i would never just replace the torque converter without rebuilding the entire trans.
    the material from the bad converter contaminates the trans and that will contaminate the new converter leading to another failure.

    how long, my opinion is not long at all. I would not even give a warranty on that repair either.

    2000 is a bit high for this repair.

    Roy

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    DaveJHM May 25, 2011, 21:05
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    Very much agreed with Roy. Get a remanufactured Ford automatic transmission - the 4R100 this truck has is best obtained remanufactured...with it's 3 year 100,000 mile warranty that I believe Ford now puts on it, it's a great deal. The price point is not terribly more than your $2,000 for just the torque converter. If they quote you high, they can probably be negotiated down a bit too.

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