I have a 1998.5 Contour LX and the transmission needs to be replaced
(I have a mechanic friend who does agree on this point). The price I
am getting is approximately $1700 for a transmission plus $1000 labor.
The person who is building it (at a local transmission shop) is also
going to include a warranty of 24 months/24,000 miles if he rebuilds
it himself, or possibly 36/36,000 miles for a rebuild he may be able
to get for the same cost. My mechanic friend is trying to steer me to
a cheaper shop that can't offer the 24 months minimum warranty. The
car currently has 76,000 miles on it.
My question for anybody familiar with this transmission is this a
reasonable price to expect for this transmission and installation?
From what I've seen on the internet, it seems a good price considering
the minimum of 24 months of warranty, but I just wanted to get the
opinion of someone who more familiar with it, because I really don't
have a clue.