Transmission Re-Build Cost

A common question we receive when a customer calls is “How much is a transmission rebuild and how does it get built? What about a remanufactured transmission?”  

Transmissions are complicated and a rebuild is even more so. If you have questions, give us a call!  303-710-2719

Your car’s transmission ensures that the right amount of power is sent to its wheels.

Unfortunately, the transmission can eventually stop working, which must be solved by either rebuilding it or replacing it with a new one.

Rebuilding a transmission will cost around $1500 to $3000 depending on the condition, labor, and more.

As with most things in life, its difficult to give an exact estimate without knowing the full scope of the issue at hand. Transmissions can be tricky, there can be some very simple fixes and other times it can be quite complicated. But this is precisely why you should get an honest transmission expert to explain the issues and potential fixes.

How Does A Transmission Get Rebuilt?


Another common and great question!

To understand the potentially high cost of a transmission rebuild, it is important to grasp everything that the process entails. When an issue with your car has been confirmed to lie with the transmission, the first step is to remove it from the car and disassemble it.

A bad transmission can cause multiple signs and symptoms including grinding sounds, gear slippage, a burning smell, and more.

A transmission is a very sophisticated and complex part of the car. As a result, many steps must be taken to disassemble it. These include draining the transmission oil and removing the cover, gears, bearings, and many other small but important parts.

What constitutes a rebuilt transmission depends on the mechanic who performs the task. In most cases, a rebuild includes an inspection of the transmission, cleaning, and replacement of worn-out parts. This means a rebuilt transmission will work with new and existing parts with no guarantee that the other parts will not also break soon.

If you have any questions please call us at Roadrunner Transmission and Diesel! We will provide an honest assessment of the transmission situation and see how we can help!