How Safe Is a Used Transmission?


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Buying a used transmission can be risky. Since there is no way to know how the previous owner treated the transmission, there is no guarantee that a used transmission functions without issues.

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Additionally, as there are so many variations of transmissions, it is also possible to get one that doesn't perform optimally with certain vehicles, hindering its performance and fuel economy. Modern transmissions are complex, computer-controlled systems with an array of sensors. As such, it is difficult to find a used transmission that fits a specific car perfectly. If acquiring a new transmission is not an option, consider repairing the one that is already in the vehicle.

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