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juliaaaaxox
01-05-2011, 07:51 PM
i have a 00 a4 1.8t auto tip. i need a new trans and im just trying to see what im getting myself into. i have found several certified rebuilt trans for like 500ish. i really do not want to pay a few grand to take it somewhere to get done...

any input would really help..

seanj130
01-05-2011, 07:51 PM
should only cost about 500 to get it done..

juliaaaaxox
01-05-2011, 07:54 PM
where? cause anywhere by me would be ridiculous.. im in NJ

seanj130
01-05-2011, 10:06 PM
Most independent repair shops. Just ask around, hopefully more people on this forum that are closer to you in NJ can chime in with a good independent repair shop.

Best regards,
Sean.

biketsai
01-05-2011, 10:09 PM
Call a shop that does strictly transmissions, might be cheaper

colombian301
01-05-2011, 10:53 PM
i have a 00 a4 1.8t auto tip. i need a new trans and im just trying to see what im getting myself into. i have found several certified rebuilt trans for like 500ish. i really do not want to pay a few grand to take it somewhere to get done...

P.s I was told this story by him lol

any input would really help..

Where are you located I have a friend that knows a friend that use to work for audi in like 2000-2007 and during that time there use to be a problem with the b5's that a transmission code would always make the CEL come on so b5's owner use to always take there cars to the dealership to get their transmission change and the dealer would just throw them away so this guys use to pick them up and take them home....soon they found out it was a problem with the ecu that was throwing the code for no reason so they fix that but he still kept all the transmission that where thrown away and he sells them everything their is a b5 owner that needs one. He still has some left Mayb he could sell you one but only if your around the way. Zip code 20901

juliaaaaxox
01-06-2011, 07:00 AM
that would have been awesome but thats not so close hah thank you though!

seanj130
01-06-2011, 07:07 AM
When you have called the shops, how many hours have they been quoting you for the job? If you can find a shop that charges between 60-75 an hour you should have no problem getting it done for near 500-600.

Best regards,
Sean.

juliaaaaxox
01-06-2011, 08:54 AM
its about a 10 hour job according to most mechanics and then you have to add in the price of a new tranny and any other parts needed.

Papa_Dios
01-06-2011, 09:33 AM
DIY These cars will suck you dry if yopu don't.

juliaaaaxox
01-06-2011, 11:25 AM
oh i know thats why im trying to get as much info about the process before i do it

Scotty@Advanced
01-06-2011, 11:29 AM
i have a 00 a4 1.8t auto tip. i need a new trans and im just trying to see what im getting myself into. i have found several certified rebuilt trans for like 500ish. i really do not want to pay a few grand to take it somewhere to get done...

any input would really help..

I'd run clear of the $500.00 quote the ZF master rebuild kit cost alone is $600.00. They are either doing a cheap cheap rebuild or using low quality parts. Realistically using a complete and original ZF parts kit and labor your looking at least $1200-$1400.00 and then you will need to update the torque converter also which adds another $500-$900.00

You need to ask the following questions with your re builder.

What parts are used?
Who makes said parts?
Is the drum replaced and updated?
and most importantly what is the warranty.

juliaaaaxox
01-06-2011, 12:18 PM
thanks for the input. ill be looking into those things.