How Long Does It Typically Take to Take the Transmission Out of a Vehicle?
The time it takes to remove a transmission varies from vehicle to vehicle and depends greatly on the complexity of the vehicle's transmission and drive train. Most repair shops charge for between five and 15 hours of labor for work that involves removal and re-installation of a transmission
Manual or automatic transmissions in rear-wheel drive cars and trucks usually take the least time to remove since the transmission is a distinct unit from the engine and drive shaft. Removing the transmission of a front-wheel-drive vehicle is often more complex due to the combination of the transmission and transaxle with the steering wheels and the tight packaging of many front-wheel-drive engine and transmission systems.