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Old 04-12-2011, 07:45 PM   #1
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Transmission replacement questions

Im a little new to the jeeping world and want an opinion from everyone. I have a 2001 TJ in great shape. 100K miles on it just finished line-x the interior and love driving it. But my 5th gear started grinding. Took it to a mechanic I trust and has a great reputation. he told me a bearing is going out. and 2nd gear also has the same grind.
I know its a common problem. I am able to do some repairs on the car myself, never replaced a transmission, dont know how but am technical and can learn from other posts.
Iv only had the jeep for about 5 months paid 8500 for it,
Rebuilt Tranny will cost 2500 installed with a new clutch.
Im in Seattle and looked at buying and purchasing a rebuilt one and its about $1200.

So should I do it myself, I dont have any lifts etc. but could buy/ rent what I need.
Should I pay someone to do it.

also when I sell the Jeep which Im sure I will Its a 2nd car and just drive it for fun, Will the new Trans increase the Value of the car? not by $2500 but i figured some maybe $1000 or so.

Your thoughts are appreciated.

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Old 04-12-2011, 07:50 PM   #2
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If you are mechanically inclined as you say, you could do it. As far as selling, it will be a nice thing to help the sale, but I doubt would increase value at all. On the other hand, it would really DECREASE value to not fix it.
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