"Flat Rate" for Saturn Waggon (SW1) Transmission (hours to remove and replace)

Greetings,
Does anyone know the flat rate (number of hours to complete the job, by the book) to remove and replace the transmission for a '98 Saturn
Waggon (SW1)?
Many thanks,
-Ashley
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What Is your plan for this repair? Were you going to take it to GM, a transmission chain, independent shop or do it yourself? Any professional shop has access to a flat rate subscription. Get a quote broken down by parts and labor. Take the labor value and divide by shop's hourly rate and you get hours. Flat rate hours assume correct tools are available.
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All flat rates are not equal. The GM warranty rate is what GM will pay for warranty work done by a dealer, it assumes correct equipment and no rusted or seized bolts. Repair flat rates are much more favourable to the mechanic/shop and not the customer. Few dealers would have given the non warranty customer the GM flat rate. Most good mechanics will beat the non warranty flat rate. I suspect that manual or auto transmission times will also vary as will other factors.
Most will also want to use this as a good time to do other work such as clutch & release bearing inspection/replacement, and/or axle seals as well as any soon to be needed suspension or brake work.
Good luck, YMMV
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