Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 15:06:37 -0400
From: KeithG <>
Subject: Re: Opinion sought - automatic transmission overhaul worth it? this is Ari's comments on a similar question. I think it is well put. as it is now, it is probably worth a few hundred to a JY if it really does need a tranny. If it gets a rebuilt tranny it is worth a few thousand. Easy math. Take it to a dealer or saab indie shop and see what it really needs. It is surprising that a NA 2.3 would lunch a tranny in only 160kmi. It sounds like your assessment may be wrong or it may only need some minor work. What are the symptoms. based on your last PPh, Ari may have nailed it for you as well. KeithG andrewunix wrote: > Well, with the way my car has been behaving lately, I think it's about due > for a transmission overhaul. > > It's a 1995 900 S 2.3NA automatic with almost 160000 miles on it. It is > otherwise mechanically sound and I've put about US$1000 into it over the past > six months on typical older car maintenance issues (major service, idler > pulleys, ignition switch). > > About how much is it going to cost me to have a professional overhaul the > automatic transmission? This isn't exactly my 'dream car', per se, so I'm > not really interested in putting a lot of money into restoring it and > keeping it for the rest of my life, but I'd like to hang on to it for the > next few years at least. > > I don't really care for automatic transmission in general, so is this a > good excuse to give up on the car and look for another? Will the > difference in resale value after an overhaul be greater than the cost of > one? > > Thanks in advance for any and all replies. > > Andrew >

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