Saturn Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hi there, I am cam.
With new front bearings and your tech being able to hear it in a hoist, that does suggest a bearing in the transmission, likely the final drive. On a front wheel drive, the final drive is like the differential. The bearings can start to fail causing a noise/vibration but because of the design, you won't notice any shifting issues. I feel your best bet would be to visit a reputable transmission shop.
That will depend on the extent of the damage inside. If there is only a bearing then I am sure its easier and cheaper to repair. IF there is more damage then honestly a rebuilt assembly may be cheaper. I Am positive a good transmission shop will inspect and present you with both options with costs. Keep in mind that most reman transmission carry a great warranty, gm for instance have a 3 year, 100,000 mile warranty.
No, I mean that if you get a rebuilt one, the new ones will carry that warranty.Thank you for allowing me to assist you. Please rate my answer OK to Excellent service and feel free to ask any follow up questions regarding this issue you may have.Please know that the only compensation for my time spent assisting you is when you provide that rating.
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