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Jeffzguy 02-07-2011 05:29 PM

Bad News
So my 91 Legacy at 230k miles needs a tranny and I can't afford that so I dunno what I'm going to do...

subikid90 02-07-2011 07:26 PM

You can get one at pick n pull for like $125. They have 2 locations in Portland, one in Sherwood and I think another in Vancouver. Find one with low miles, and they have a 90 day warranty I believe.

Jeffzguy 02-07-2011 07:31 PM

Its installing it that's gonna suck. Do I have to remove it from the car at the place too?

subikid90 02-07-2011 07:53 PM

They will do for a fee. They have crains to help and they put all of the cars on old rims so they are in the air and you can get under them.

Jeffzguy 02-07-2011 07:54 PM

Oh sweet, I will look into it but I think I may just put the subi aside for now and but another datsun. It would lower my insurance alot to get a datsun...

Legacy Wagon 02-09-2011 05:30 AM

It'd really be easier to just fix the Subaru. You're looking at tax, tag and title fee's when you buy a new car. I'd go with the junk transmission if it were my car as long as it has a warranty.

Jeffzguy 02-09-2011 10:56 AM

Well the warrantys I am seeing are only 3 month and I would fix the subaru but that would cost me 1000 minimum, where as I got a guy who wants to buy it knowing it needs a tranny and then I am going to turn around and buy my dream car with that cash. So I will have spent only a little bit one registration.

I'm not disregarding you guys, I just feel like for me its just better to move on to get the car I really want. Also it looks like I may be able to play my cards right and keep the subi and get the other car, which would be sweet!

Legacy Wagon 02-10-2011 05:35 AM

Dude, no offense, but I've seen the shape of your car in pictures. Go for it ;)

BAC5.2 02-10-2011 05:43 AM

How did you come up with the $1000 figure?

A used transmission usually goes for $150-ish, and your labor on the weekend is free enough.

Jeffzguy 02-10-2011 09:28 AM

I don't have access to tools or the space to do something like that anymore, plus the cost of a tranny is around 500 here, and the tranny shop said after a hot flush and all the labor another 500 to install. They also said that to rebuild mine it would cost 2200.

Baddog 02-10-2011 11:37 AM

IT is far from 500 around here. It's closer to $150-200

Jeffzguy 02-10-2011 11:39 AM

Where? All the ones I've seen are 500

subikid90 02-10-2011 03:12 PM

Automatic transmission $159.98

Jeffzguy 02-10-2011 03:16 PM

OK but what guarantee is there a part from a junk yard will work?

subikid90 02-10-2011 03:54 PM

or for $207.97 you can have a 1 year warranty and a transmission.

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