Originally Posted by mudwisr2
I wanted to rebuild mine but so many people have told me how hard some of it is to do. I am pretty sure I could figure it out and do a good job. After all, if a man put it together in the first place I can take it apart and put it back together. Time is another big factor.
If time is really short like 1 - 2 days just use it for a core and replace it.
Could locate a good used or rebuilt one on Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market
Or if you have a little more time like 2 - 4 days.
Could do the Remove and install yourself and have a tranny shop do the actual rebuild to save on labor costs and time. I've done that and found it to be fairly reasonable. Go in to a reputable shop and talk to them to plan the rebuild before yanking it, that way they are ready for it when you bring it in.
Trannies only take an experienced transmission mechanic couple hours to tear apart, clean up and put back together when you have them on the bench AND have the right tools.
If you do the rebuild yourself I find the biggest pain on most manuals is fighting with the dayum synchros without chasing tiny springs and detent balls around the shop. I do take my case and tailshaft housings in for them to remove the bearing races I can't get out and to have them professionally clean them.