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Old 01-06-2014, 03:33 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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Well, we still do not know what kind of drive you have. If you have RWD, it's POC to replace. Disconnect drive shaft, support transmission, unbolt it, drop it down, stick replacement in.
Now, should you have 4WD one, they have to remove transfer case and front differential to remove transmission. Suddenly, it's helluva labor time to do.
Plus, you DO want to replace clutch plate and pressure plate and pressure bearing, while you there. Clutch plate will be around $80 or so, if YOU buy it, more if they do. Pressure plate I am not really sure, but it's a large part. Pressure bearing is likely to be 30-40 bucks. Plus maybe some minor parts.
While you there, it is also wise to remove flywheel and have it blanchard ground. Or even replaced, as gears will likely have signs of ware or even missing ones.
Now do your math. Transmission say $800, plus all the parts - you already at a $1000. I'd roughly guess, for 4WD, will take about 10 hrs labor to do the swap. Adds up to another thousand.
So here ya go. Question is - is truck WORTH this? Plenty of them used trucks for few grand around.
It's a rear wheel drive truck. I'm still waiting to hear what the guy says.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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Wartrace, is it at BJ's Transmission?
No, right now it's at a local shop in Wartrace. I have had the guy do other work and he seems like a fair mechanic.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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If you have a manual in a 2003 Silverado, then it's a 5LM60 aka NV3500. The first rule with those transmissions is that they are such a PITA to rebuild, that no one does it in the field as it's too cost prohibitive versus just swapping it out. So, in your case, it wouldn't matter even if you could find someone to rebuild yours for you, it would cost more than buying one.

Overall, the swap is 3.2 hours on a 2WD and 5.2 hours on a 4WD. Add .4 if you have a skid plate, .6 if they are changing the pressure plate, .2 if they are changing the release bearing and .9 if they are changing the flywheel. So, assuming $85 an hour or so for retail labor in rural TN you are looking at $275 on the low end to $585 on the highend for labor. We'll just say it'll be around $400 for labor give or take, including incidentals.

The parts cost is a little variable:

-New should run you a smidge over $2,000.
-A factory rebuilt unit will run you around $1,400.
-A used unit will run you around $800.

So, with $400 for labor added in you are looking at:

$2,400 for a new trans.
$1,800 for a rebuilt trans.
$1,200 for a used trans.

My personal recommendation is to go with the rebuilt unit. You never know what you are getting with a used trans, especially since the NV3500 is a complete PITA to open up and inspect.
I really appreciate the detailed post NJGOAT.
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