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2009 Burban, 5.3, 6 speed(auto), fully loaded, SUPER clean inside & out. Customer decided they dint want to spend the $$$ to repair the trans(his wife wanted a new truck! lol). Offered him $3000, he said "SOLD". Will cost me anywhere from $600 to $1200 to fix....not a bad deal, considering the condition of the vehicle. 🚙

 

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I had a '99 Silverado that had trans probs- that was a 4L60E, and the failure was the reverse/OD ring fractured. The only symptom I got, was that it had no reverse... I had to put my daughter at the wheel, and get out and PUSH it backwards to get it out of a parking space.

The bill was rather high... I think it was around $2400 all done, but they also found lots of slop in the T-case chain, and there was wear in the T-case that fortunately wasn't lethal, but they DID put an oil pump wear plate, and used all upgraded aftermarket parts in the driveline.

Sad thing is, after spending all that, about two weeks later, it ruptured a brake line, and the #%^% ABS pump totally evacuated the braking system... I stepped on the E-brake pedal, and the cable under dash promptly broke. Fortunately, I had a well-laden trailer in tow, and said trailer had electric brakes, so I whipped the gain knob to full-monte, and locked 'em up... it looked ugly, sounded ugly, but got me stopped in time to prevent becoming a hood ornament on the crossing Peterbilt...

The cost to replace the entire braking system (and they would NOT do it any other way) exceeded $5k.... so I sold it as-it-was.
 

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I had a '99 Silverado that had trans probs- that was a 4L60E, and the failure was the reverse/OD ring fractured. The only symptom I got, was that it had no reverse... I had to put my daughter at the wheel, and get out and PUSH it backwards to get it out of a parking space.

The bill was rather high... I think it was around $2400 all done, but they also found lots of slop in the T-case chain, and there was wear in the T-case that fortunately wasn't lethal, but they DID put an oil pump wear plate, and used all upgraded aftermarket parts in the driveline.

Sad thing is, after spending all that, about two weeks later, it ruptured a brake line, and the #%^% ABS pump totally evacuated the braking system... I stepped on the E-brake pedal, and the cable under dash promptly broke. Fortunately, I had a well-laden trailer in tow, and said trailer had electric brakes, so I whipped the gain knob to full-monte, and locked 'em up... it looked ugly, sounded ugly, but got me stopped in time to prevent becoming a hood ornament on the crossing Peterbilt...

The cost to replace the entire braking system (and they would NOT do it any other way) exceeded $5k.... so I sold it as-it-was.
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I had a '99 Silverado that had trans probs- that was a 4L60E, and the failure was the reverse/OD ring fractured. The only symptom I got, was that it had no reverse... I had to put my daughter at the wheel, and get out and PUSH it backwards to get it out of a parking space.

The bill was rather high... I think it was around $2400 all done, but they also found lots of slop in the T-case chain, and there was wear in the T-case that fortunately wasn't lethal, but they DID put an oil pump wear plate, and used all upgraded aftermarket parts in the driveline.

Sad thing is, after spending all that, about two weeks later, it ruptured a brake line, and the #%^% ABS pump totally evacuated the braking system... I stepped on the E-brake pedal, and the cable under dash promptly broke. Fortunately, I had a well-laden trailer in tow, and said trailer had electric brakes, so I whipped the gain knob to full-monte, and locked 'em up... it looked ugly, sounded ugly, but got me stopped in time to prevent becoming a hood ornament on the crossing Peterbilt...

The cost to replace the entire braking system (and they would NOT do it any other way) exceeded $5k.... so I sold it as-it-was.
Jeeze Dave, you have some real "pros" in you r area, from the sounds of it. I could see $800 to $1500, maybe. $5k sounds like they are too wealthy to want to work for a living, or just damned greedy as hell! I don't do that job on a full-size truck or van anymore, but I'm by myself at my shop, turning 57 soon, and would only turn it down for my own safety reasons. All States require 1-piece brake lines with no compression unions, which can be costly to make for each vehicle, but it is very common work done in this area. I just replaced the entire Rear brake system in a 2000 Sable 2 days ago for under $500.00 (short of the parking brake cables). Even though I had to have another shop custom build 2 steel lines for me w/oddball fittings, it wasn't rocket science by any means. The modern automotive "technician", it seems, wants a six-figure salary to simply flash-program an occasional ECU and call it a day. Modern technology culture has brought a level of laziness to this profession that is ridiculous, to say the least.
 

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