FAQs—Chevrolet Transmission Assembly
- My Chevrolet transmission assembly is damaged and has to be repaired. How much will it cost me?
Averagely, the cost of transmission replacement may range from $1500 to $3500, with a used transmission ranging from $800 to $1500, a rebuilt one ranging from $1500 to $2500, and a remanufactured unit starting from $2500 to $3500. Labor costs, on the other hand, vary from $400 to $900 for billing time of four to nine hours.
- It has been almost 3 years since I sent my Chevy to a shop for maintenance tune-up. Recently, I notice some grinding sounds when shifting as well as humming sounds when in neutral. A friend told me my transmission might be malfunctioning. What other signs I have to watch out for to make sure of a transmission problem?
Usually a faulty Chevrolet transmission assembly will produce some grinding noises when shifting and during neutral state, which is exactly the case with your Chevy. You may also observe the clutch if it is dragging or the transmission is slipping between gears. You might also notice some burned fluid smell as well as delay between changing of gears. It is highly recommended to bring your vehicle for a regular tune-up to avoid mechanical breakdown that can shut down your engine.
- Rather than replacing my Chevrolet transmission, the mechanic opted to rebuild it instead. How is a transmission actually being rebuilt?
Rebuilding a transmission is quite a long, labor-intensive process and is usually done by a skilled mechanic, who will disassemble and replace the components that are malfunctioning. Before the rebuilding process, he will typically change the transmission fluid first and then inspect the computer system that controls the shifting of your vehicle. Sensors, seals, gaskets, and other parts are cleaned as well as changed if necessary while a series of tests is conducted to ensure everything is properly working.
- Is it necessary to check and change the automatic transmission fluid in my Chevrolet transmission assembly? How and when do I do it?
It is not required to check the transmission fluid level in your Chevrolet transmission assembly. However, if it is needed, checking and replacing the fluid has a special procedure that is best done by your dealer. Changing the transmission fluid should be scheduled as stated in your Owner's Manual while using the recommended fluids and lubricants.
- I need to replace some parts in my Chevrolet transmission assembly and I am thinking of getting aftermarket options? Is this recommended? Can you give me some insights?
Both OEM and aftermarket parts have their own advantages. If you opt for aftermarket parts, these may provide you with wider range of cost, faster availability, more variety, and better quality. However, you should take note that most aftermarket options are also engineered to fit a precise vehicle make, model, and year. In addition, you should be patient and diligent as the aftermarket options are literally too many to choose from. Make sure to research the brand and the aftermarket parts maker to verify the quality and fit.