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Approximate cost Boise Idaho area to replace transmission

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Approximate cost Boise Idaho area to replace transmission 420sel 1987, with rebuilt. Cheaper to transmission myself?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

24.4 hours labor plus the overhaul kit. I can't tell you the hourly labor prices where you live, but $125.00 per hour is average.

The parts are about $500.00 for the kit without a torque converter .

A new converter is about $400.00.

I have no way og knowing what a reman costs.

Thanks, Ron

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
English please, disabled 60 yo woman w no knowledge of cars. Do see that average price of rebuilt transmission is 1800. How many hours to install?
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

Sorry, just delivering messages in my own words. You're better off getting the rebuilt one.

Installation should be about 8 hours.

Thanks again and please remember to rate me 5 stars and keep this link in case you need me again later on.

Ron

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Our am I totally on wrong page and clueless?
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

You're fine, get the rebuilt one and have it installed. Let me know if you need more help too.

Please rate me now.

Thanks, Ron

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
How many hours will it take on average?
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

The book calls for 8 hours, that's what they get paid.

Ron

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Oh thank you, that's what I needed to know
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

You're welcome, please remember to rate me 5 stars.

Ron

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

Did you have any more questions? It seems like we completed our chat. All you need to do now is rate me for my time to complete our chat. Your card has already been charged.

Thanks again and please let me know if you need anything else.

Ron

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

This is a pay site, please rate me so I get credit for helping you.

Ron