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.