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how much would it cost to install a automatic transmission

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how much would it cost to install a automatic transmission in a 1991 buick lesaber including labour and parts
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  importdoctor replied 8 years ago.
Hello and thank you for using just answer. Sorry but there is no 1 set price for this repair. It will depend on who does the repair and what part you use. You hav several options here. As far as who does it a dealer will have the highest labor rate and most likely will want to either overhaul your current unit or replace it with a new one, this could get into the several thousand dollar range. An independant shop will be easier on labor hour rate charge and will most likely install a used unit or send the one you have out for rebuild. You can usually find a used transmision for this car for around $500. The suggested labor time for replacing a transmission on this car is 7.2 hours. To rebuiild one at an hourly shop is 16.8 hours plus parts. If you intend to have your curretn unit rebuilt then your most cost effective option may be a transmission shop such as allpro transmissions or another well known local transmission shop, typically they charge about half of what a dealer does, have a 2 day turn around time and have very high quality of work. Let me know if you have any specific questions regarding this. Thanks

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