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Old 08-23-2019, 03:51 PM   #1
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Prices for Allison Transmission Work?

I am looking at a mid to late 90s Saf-t-Liner or Bluerbird that is said by the owner to need transmission work. If it needed a new torque converter, how much could I expect to pay? And what kind of shop can do the work?
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:13 PM   #2
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Any heavy truck place should be able to work on it.

Costs would be around 100 bucks an hour. To change the torque converter, you're looking at a couple hours plus parts, figure around a grand or more. And that's if it's the torque converter and not the transmission itself.

Unless you're doing the work yourself, look for a different bus.
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:16 PM   #3
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My local shop will do an overhaul on a 545, drive it in, drive it out=$2800. They are an authorized Alison shop, 2 yr warranty. New t.c.
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