Transmissions are available for purchase at salvage yards and may be significantly cheaper than those that are rebuilt. The average cost of a transmission from a salvage yard is $200 to $600, as of 2015. A rebuilt transmission ranges from $1,000 to $6,000.
Though an individual can purchase a transmission from a salvage yard, there are concerns associated with this part. Due to this, it may be difficult to find a mechanic who is willing to install the transmission. Some people may have the skills to install the transmission, and the average cost for this option, including other parts, ranges from about $290 to just over $400. If a professional installs the transmission, an individual can expect the cost to be around $500.