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Old 11-18-2007, 04:16 PM   #21
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A bad clutch throwout bearing will have the sound like the transmission is grown up inside, however, the transmission will shift and operate fine. Be very careful to ensure who you have do the diagnosis and repair is honest.

When I owned an auto repair shop I never recall anyone with a bad manual transmission. Every customer who had a transmission problem really had a throwout bearing/clutch problem. Much cheaper.

If your transmission is still full of oil and the oil does not appear burnt (smell and color), I would suspect a throwout bearing/clutch problem. The labor is virtually the same since the transmission would have to be removed and replaced in both cases.

If you really have a bad transmission, it is not cost effective to rebuild your original unit. I would mark your transmission (without the shop knowing how and where) in such a way to determine the shop did not just clean and replace your original transmission while also changing the clutch assembly and charging for a replacement transmission also. I have had machine shops try and pass off different cylinder heads, etc, than what I brought in valve jobs etc.

I suggest everyone find a good, honest, independent mechanic before you every need one. Then, always have the same mechanic work on your vehicles. He will learn the history of your vehicles and you needs. You should always have one-on-one conversation with the mechanic doing the work, not a service writer. This will ensure a better diagnosis and satisfactory repair (without charges for things you did not need).

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1500 seems to be the average price for the unit
Old 11-19-2007, 06:59 AM   #22
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1500 seems to be the average price for the unit

Toyota CelicaMT, (1ZZFE eng, GT)-LB,GT,1.8,5SP,89K-89K55,269 --km--89,000AK074P$1750
$1750.00HondaToy Automotive Can-AB(Edmonton) E-mail 1-800-661-39572003
Toyota Celica-3DR,GT,1.8,5SP,132K ,HT81,972 --km--132,000BK086P$1750
$1750.00HondaToy Automotive Can-AB(Edmonton) E-mail 1-800-661-39572003
Toyota CelicaREMAN,1ZZ-FE,GT,5-SP D,2-07,30160169, BRA851$1550AAA Auto Parts USA-CA(Sun-Valley) E-mail 1-800-736-37272001
Toyota Celica GT3-01,1.8,F-5,FWD 21401$1500All Foreign Auto Parts, Inc. - PRP, PRP-MA USA-VA(Fredericksburg) Request_Quote 1-800-533-4091 </B>2000
Toyota CelicaMT, (1ZZFE eng, GT)89,000A7K0365$1500Lindale Auto Parts USA-OH(New-Richmond) Request_Quote 1-513-797-6707 </B>2000
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I did end up finding a cheaper transmission and a shop to do it at a more reasonable price.
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