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My 17 malibu has 171000 miles on it. I ran over something that punctured my transmission and it needs to be replaced. My insurance will cover the cost minus my deductible which is 2000. The cost for a remanufactured transmission is 500. Should I just trade my car in or pay for a rebuilt transmission?
 

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You will get way less for the car with a bad trans. versus a running vehicle. A reman trans is at least $3500 just for a quality GM reman one. And that's just the trans, not including labor to install it.
 
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There is a little to balance at that mileage re: fix vs abandon but I still see the value of the vehicle higher than the out of pocket fix cost. Plus the market for vehicle replacement still stinks. Pay the $2000 and get what your insurance will cover. Insurance should be covering a new or mfg remanufactured/refurbished unit. Don't use some guy's $500 remanufactured transmission. $500 doesn't even cover the time it took to pull it from the previous car. You'd basically be paying to haul away some guy's problem. Like @repairman54 wrote, an actual GM replacement will be more expensive. I pulled up the parts catalog. GM stocks remanufactured units and lists part 19354026 at $3195. The labor on remove and replace is 9 hours. All in I'd estimate $4800.
 
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