Date registered: Jul 2008
Vehicle: 1994 C280
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Good estimate for W202 transmission install on a 94 C280
One day about a month and a half ago my transmission started acting really shitty. I was hoping it was only time for a fluid change since it was at that distance and the transmission shop started to do that but the fluid they drained out was black as night, they claimed it'd need a full replacement or rebuild, at $5200 and $4000 respectively. So I drove it home albeit coarsely and bought a 95 C280 with half as many miles but the rest of the car being in disarray, to harvest it for the transmission into my 94. Being that all that has to be done is put the 95 transmission in the 94 what's a good estimate for the price of this? No rebuild is necessary anymore, just putting transmission B in car A. That HAS to be far less than buying a fresh one+install and less than breaking down my existing gearbox and rebuilding it and putting it back in. I also had the idea of putting the crappy transmission into the 95 since that way I could sell it off as a running parts car if somebody wanted to get at all the other irritating problems with the donor car that affect comfort rather than safety and driveability
Last edited by 2.6_Steve; 07-20-2019 at 02:39 AM.