Transmission Leak

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Transmission Leak

Post by vblown » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:09 pm

Hi I'm new here,

I just bought a 97 VR4 a couple months ago. The only problem is it has a few small leaks. One of these leaks is the transmission. It made me want to vomit and sell the car when when I was given the quote to fix it all. ( totaled more than i paid for the car) The big number was the transmission. The dealer claimed they can't take the VR4 transmission apart so I would need to put a new one in. Is this true? They quoted me $7,500 for that. Where is the best place to have a transmission leak fixed? Probably not the best first car to buy, but I'd really like to keep the car. Any help would be appreciated.

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Post by apickle » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:49 pm

What dealership did you go to? I don't think any of them will touch the AWD trans except to replace it with a reman unit, since it's technically "not serviceable" according to MMNA. If it's out of the car, you can take it to Zumbrota Bearing & Gear, they've done trans rebuilds and repairs for a couple guys here. Otherwise, most any shop that works on manual transmissions should be able to do it as well. Maybe MAP or one of the other DSM/Evo shops as well, but they'll still be expensive. Not $7500 expensive though :)
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Re: Transmission Leak

Post by wishIwasFast » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:44 am

Our 95 TT has a leak from the tranny. It is a very slow leak though. We were told $800 to have it fixed. The seal where the two halves are put together is leaking. A special tool is needed to take it apart.
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Re: Transmission Leak

Post by curt_gendron » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:36 pm

I know Brookdale Mitsubishi has resealed our Getrag trannys in the past. It is a very labor intense job with taking the tranny out and cracking the case halves open and then resealing. I think around $800 sounds about right. But I'd probably have a transmission shop like Zumbrota, do the reseal.

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Re: Transmission Leak

Post by vr4gto » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:45 am

Any body know what it may cost to fix the output shaft seal and possible bad bearings now from the leak? I'll be pulling it soon and am curious what I'm in for. Sorry to jack the thread, just figured it's all good info :)
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Re: Transmission Leak

Post by sting1180 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:45 pm

I have pulled my tranny myself and taken it apart to seal it. It's a lot of work and if you aren't careful and don't have the transmission service manual I suggest pulling the tranny out and having someone else do the sealing. Otherwise if you have built a motor or done other major work and you have the service manual to help you with the torque specs and to tell you what comes apart in what order so you don't break something, it's not all that hard to do.
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Re: Transmission Leak

Post by vr4gto » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:15 pm

I'm having a shop do it. I guess I didn't mention that. I meant to say, I'm pulling the trans myself and having it fixed. Would $1000 be in the ballpark?
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Re: Transmission Leak

Post by sting1180 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:55 pm

Last time I did mine a couple years ago, I had Aamco do it because I deal a lot with them through my business and they gave me a deal on it for $500, I would say $1000 seems a little high, but $650-800 might be closer in the ball park, I will tell you this, other than the gasket maker itself, the labor to pull the case apart and then put it back to gether is only in the 1-2 hour time frame, it doesn't take a whole lot to do, now if you are having them replace some bearings then I could see the price going up closer to $1000.
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Re: Transmission Leak

Post by Gushers248 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:19 pm

When I brought my 5 speed transmission in to the local shop he did all the labor for 350. I spent roughly 1100 on parts and a 300m output shaft though...

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Re: Transmission Leak

Post by vr4gto » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:34 am

Thanks guys. I just needed to figure out how much to save up before I bring it in. Come swing by the store some day and chat Matt.
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Re: Transmission Leak

Post by Gushers248 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:36 am

vr4gto wrote:Thanks guys. I just needed to figure out how much to save up before I bring it in. Come swing by the store some day and chat Matt.
Will do, I've been super swamped with projects/work/school/homework. I'll probably try and make it in in the next week

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Re: Transmission Leak

Post by irocurstang » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:12 am

I just went through the same exact thing. My transmission ran out of fluid while I was driving and fried it. My case halvs were leaking too. Kormex built me a new transmission for 1,700. I had it put in for 600 at AA Drive line in Anoka. You also might want to think about changing that timing belt and have your tensioners looked at just to be on the safe side.

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Re: Transmission Leak

Post by 92RTTT » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:49 pm

I can replace output shafts, bearings, and seals no problem on vr4 transmissions. I've done 6 of them now including the one in my current vr4. If you bring me the transmission and all I have to do is an output shaft, seals and bearings for it, its 250 for labor plus parts. Zumbrota bearing and gear charged me 1100 total to do that for me back in the day before I started rebuilding them myself.
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Re: Transmission Leak

Post by guido1205us » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:57 pm

Ugh...I'm getting a small tranny leak with the Stealth. This sucks...

So, Brookdale or Zumbrota eh?
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