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Old 12-07-2016, 09:57 AM   #1
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Replacement transmission costs?

Found an otherwise perfect short bus, but . . . needs a new 4l80-E. Where is the best place to get one and what's it going to cost? Probably too much to be worth it but I figured I'd check.
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Old 12-07-2016, 10:54 AM   #2
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Noob here, not a car guy at all.

I was quoted 3k for a 4100R (I think that was the model, I don't remember).
Cheapest would probably be picking up an used one from a junkyard. Just google junk yard in your area and call them up.


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Old 12-07-2016, 11:51 AM   #3
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Noob here, not a car guy at all.

I was quoted 3k for a 4100R (I think that was the model, I don't remember).
Cheapest would probably be picking up an used one from a junkyard. Just google junk yard in your area and call them up.


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If ya gotta have that one. I would look to buy a parts bus for that 3 grand.
IMO I would go find another bus in great shape. Scads of small buses out there.
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Old 12-07-2016, 12:36 PM   #4
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A friend of mine eventually was able to bandage it and he sold the bus for me.

I'm actually looking for a 4 window short bus. But nothing so far.

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Old 12-07-2016, 02:19 PM   #5
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The 4L80-E is a coummon transmission you should be able to find a good used at your local pull a part.
If you want it rebuilt it can range all over the place low of 1000.00 to a high of 3000.00+ depending on the parts used.
That is probably why the bus is for sale. If you can get it dirt cheap and willing to do the work it might be a great deal. But towing a bus can get very pricy fast.

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Old 12-07-2016, 02:21 PM   #6
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It's stuck in second gear as opposed to totally fucked. So can be driven to a mechanic in town. Any advice?
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Old 12-07-2016, 02:37 PM   #7
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The average cost of a rebuilt 4L80-E is just less than 2000.00 is the bus worth that plus the labor of the install?


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Old 12-07-2016, 02:38 PM   #8
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Put like that, we both know the answer . . . even if the bus were completely free.
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Old 12-07-2016, 02:57 PM   #9
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Get an estimate of the work then choose.

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Old 12-07-2016, 03:14 PM   #10
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I have an E-450 and had the pleasure of destroying my transmission climbing the smoky mountains this year. Here's a tip: be careful your overdrive isn't on when climbing mountains everyone! I got stuck on a winding mountain road and had to hire the biggest wrecker they could find to tow me out. It cost us three days in a hotel and $3500 for a rebuild. Lesson learned the hard way!

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