Transmission replacement questions - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 04-12-2011, 07:45 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 12
jonscouch2 is on a distinguished road
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.
jonscouch2 is offline   Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 07:50 PM   #2
fire239's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: MEMPHIS, TN
Posts: 371
fire239 is on a distinguished road
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.
fire239 is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TJ automatic transmission problems... advice? colinu TJ Tech Forum 29 07-13-2016 12:08 AM
Transmission swap 44RE to 46RH questions SwatCop YJ Tech Forum 2 09-19-2013 10:24 AM
Various Transmission Issues bigdog9801 YJ Tech Forum 2 01-28-2011 04:28 PM
some questions about replacement of 93 fuel tank beardown YJ Tech Forum 9 11-30-2010 06:35 AM
engine replacement..6 cyl. or 4 cyl. and transmission too? jeepnewbie YJ Tech Forum 12 11-27-2009 10:55 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:14 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner