1991 Camry - transmission went


#1

I have 1991 Camry with 62,000 miles. The transmission just went on it. My mechanic said it has to be replaced - 1100 for a used one 1800 for a new one. Can these things be fixed then reinstalled? Is car prone to tranny problems?


#2

it depends on how you drive it when it goes out, you can get your transmission rebuilt that might save you some money, but 1800 sounds like to much for a new transmission, you might wanna go talk to someone else about it.


#3

62K on a 16 year old car?? Manual or automatic transmission? $1800 for a rebuild (not new) transmission sounds reasonable for a FWD Japanese car.

A used automatic is a high-risk repair…That only works if you are planning to sell the car.


#4

I doubt that anyone will do a piecemeal repair on a transmission, especially given the age of the vehicle. Nor should they attempt a partial fix; rebuild it all the way.
There’s too many chances of something else going wrong later when a partial repair is done and you’re out a chunk of money.

The price quoted sounds fair and I would probably recommend a rebuilt rather than a used one. A used one is fine if you’re doing the work yourself. That way, if something goes wrong with that “new” used transmission there is no one to point the finger at.


#5

I’m not too dangerous if I have a manual to help me but I haven’t done anything with transmissions. Is it reasonable to change a tranny on this car in my garage?


#6

It’s an auto. Should of posted this earlier because I went the cheap route with a used tranny that has about 70,000 miles on it. i’ve been kncking around cars for a while to keep them on the road; I’m thinking I’ll do the next replacement if it comes up. Does that seem rational or does it take special equipment and expertize.