car repairs


Question by  Badbiscuit (73)

About how long does it take to change a transmission?

I need to know how long to set aside.


Answer by  wrencher32 (80)

If your vehicle is front wheel drive and has an automatic transmission and you have moderate mechanical skills, it should take you about 8 to 10 hours to replace the transmission. If your vehicle is a rear wheel drive vehicle it should take you between 5 to 7 hours to replace the automatic transmission.


Answer by  spragoo (1500)

It all depends on what you know and how fast you work of course. Assuming you have the right tools it can take on the average for me about 3-5 hours.


Answer by  mjoregongolfpro (24)

Replacing a transmission in any vehicle is a fairly time consuming project. The actual time it takes really depends on an individual vehicle, however, the average time to take one out and replace it with a new or refurbished one takes approximately 2-5 days on average.


Answer by  JR82 (28)

IT all depends on what you know and how fast you are, and if you have the right tools. it takes me about 3 hours to pull and put one in(replaced about 15 trannys)and about 5 hours on a fwd. It may be a bit longer on the newer cars and trucks.


Answer by  chrissimo (27)

It would help to know if the transmission is manual or automatic. At any rate if you are a good mechanic one day. If a not so good mechanic figure two days.


Answer by  Jeenyus (64)

DIY would take a few hours provided you have all the correct tools, parts, gaskets, and seals. A shop would take 2 days to a week, but average 4 days.


Answer by  Dimples (0)

I left mine on Thursday and was told it would be done friday.Got a call and said it would be done in a hour.Then they said it still had a small leak so it stayed all weekend and now they have to pull tranny again on Monday :( very upset

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