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Thread: Suburban Bites The Dust
01-21-2011, 06:56 PM #1
Suburban Bites The Dust
My beloved K1500 Suburban quit on me today. Well, it didn't actually quit running, but the transmission started slipping so badly that I couldn't make the top of a small hill. I called for a wrecker, and waited. After being parked for a couple of hours it was revived enough to drive up on to the flatbed wrecker. I assumed it was time for a rebuild so I sent it to a local transmission shop. The vehicle has 201,000 miles on it.
The rebuilder is reputable, so I am not that worried about the results, but is there anything I should be aware of for this rebuild? Any parts that I need to make sure get replaced? Suggestions?'95 Chevy Suburban 4x4 LS 5.7L
01-22-2011, 08:13 AM #2
Thanks Caddiac. I had a job like that done on my Safari so I am trying to avoid it this time. This company has been in business a long time and is well regarded. It is a local independent. I wish there was a way to tell whether high grade parts are used.
01-22-2011, 09:35 AM #3
if he rebuilds the tranny and is cheaper the lets say 700 bucks, then i would ask him which parts he used !? Which tranny is in there...?
1996 Suburban K3500 SLT DUALLY
1988 Camaro RS 383 stroker LT1
1992 32' Aero-tek Race Boat, 600 CI BBC
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01-22-2011, 09:40 AM #4
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- River Ridge Louisiana-4 miles W of New Orleans-didn't flood-water stopped 800 yards away.
Yeah -like Daredevil the Diesel man says- too cheap is a bad sign.
Around here-NOLA- they usually charge ~ $2000 for a GM rebuild.The PO of my 98 Suburban paid $1800 in 2006- year before I bought it-30,000 miles later all is still well.
01-22-2011, 10:32 AM #5
Why not ask the tranny shop to note the parts and brands they're using and include on the receipt? I don't know if they'll do it, but it's worth asking, no?
01-22-2011, 02:58 PM #6
$1200 - $1400 is the ballpark price for that rebuild.When you hear hoofbeats, look for horses not zebras.
01-22-2011, 08:30 PM #7
Thanks much for all the advice. The price is $1360 + tax. 12mos/12k mile warranty.
01-22-2011, 09:43 PM #8
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