How Much Does an Automatic Transmission Typically Cost?


Quick Answer

Replacing an automatic transmission ranges in price from $1,000 to $6,000, as of 2016, depending on the type of transmission used, the make and model of the car, and the location of the repairs. A used transmission averages around $1,000, while a remanufactured transmission can cost as much as $6,000.

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Replacing the transmission in a passenger car is cheaper than in a pickup truck or SUV. Having the transmission rebuilt is also cheaper than getting a remanufactured transmission, but the rebuilt transmission comes with a shorter warranty than the remanufactured one. A used transmission from a junkyard is the least expensive option but is risky because the health of the used transmission is unknown.

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