Replace an automatic transmission myself?

My '92 Shadow's 3-speed auto transmission has just self-destructed again.
This transmission has been rebuilt twice before. This last time it lasted a hair under 2 years and about 20,000 miles.
Given a certain amount of common sense and tools, how practical would it be for me to just buy a remanufactured replacement and install it myself?
I have 170k miles on the car, it looks good (yes, beauty IS in the eye of the beholder) and is otherwise in good shape.
Suggestions?
TIA Mike
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find one in the junk yard for about 300.00

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Good luck. Up here they go for at least $500. As for installing it yourself - do you have something to hold the engine in place while you remove the mounts from under it, and hold everything while you remove the trans? If not, it is NOT a do-it-yourself project. (unless you want to drop the engine and trans, complete with crossmember out the bottom, change the trans, and put the whole shooting match back in.
I do a LOT of my own work (ex mechanic) but when it was time to replace the trans on my FWD New Yorker I farmed it out. Same with my Pontiac Trans Sport.
Life isn't long enough to do that job on my back if I don't have to.

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yeah I forgot one of my best friends is a dodge nut with a junk yard so 300 is my price.........sorry

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Well, I guess that idea is shot...
Thanks for saving me some grief. Mike

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Only getting 20K out of a rebuild??
Are you putting in Plus 3 fluid or Dexron? I have seen a lot of Dodge trannies die early because a quick lube place put in the wrong fluid. Even may transmission shops are under the delusion that Plus 3 conversion fluid works to convert Dexron to Plus 3. I can say from experience it indeed does not.
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On Fri, 28 Oct 2005 04:46:16 GMT, "Dan Fraser"

I have no idea what fluid was used, but you can bet I'll ask whoever I get to do the next one!
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