2003 Cadillac DeVille Q&A

2003 Cadillac DeVille Question: How much $$$ to replace tranny?

What should it cost to replace the transmission is this car? The mechanic says he won't charge for labor due to earlier repairs that did not solve the problem. His quote is about $2200 for a rebuilt tranny with a 3-year, unlimited mileage warranty. Does that sound about right if there is no cost for labor? Thank you - Jim -
Answer 1
My recommendation would be to verify that this rebuilt transmission is coming from a reputable source like GM or Jasper. Ask if there is an extended or upgraded warranty available and buy it if possible. I would also want to know why the transmission failed so a future failure can be prevented. Another good insurance policy would be to replace the radiator because it contains the transmission cooler. The cooler can become restricted with debris that can make it's way into the new transmission or cause a flow restriction that can cause transmission overheating, both of which can cause a failure down the road. But to answer your question, if the transmission comes from a reputable source, then yes, $2200 is a good price. Good luck. -
Comment 1
Thank you. I don't really need the added expense of radiator repair or replacement but, I'm going to look into it anyway. Thanks again. - Jim -
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