My Altima 2000 never had any problems, ever. Then due to bad care on my part the radiator got smoking a little bit. Just when I was about to fix it, the mechanics reported that my transmission is in a bad, bad shape, so bad that they suggested not to waste money on fixing the radiator. The “fix engine soon” light stays on. Somehow, though, I never noticed probably because I never felt any problems shifting gears what-so- ever plus I don’t drive that much. The talk with mechanics lead to conclusion that I should junk the car because the repair could cost $2K-$3K and that’s about the worth of the car at this point. However I noticed the used transmission with 1 year guarantee cost between $350 - and $700 and I’d be willing to fix it together with the radiator which would cost me about $450 to fix ( I already got the parts etc…). So I don’t know if I should go ahead with any fixing at all or no. Why have no mechanics mentioned a transmission replacement rather than the fix? Is it worth replacing it with 1 year guarantee from the used transmission sellers? Anyone had any similar experience please share. I use the car for pleasure mainly and can wait to figure out what’s best, it otherwise has been serving me really well so far.
Btw it’s 2.4 liter, automatic