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  Reply # 1598747 26-Jul-2016 09:33
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Unfortunately I suspect that to make a safe "informed decision" - you're more or less stuck with the option of a rebuild/recond job from the mechanic you're using - but it's probably worth getting a second opinion from an auto transmission specialist.


I see someone on TM selling used Ford trans with Mondeo listed, start price $459, various options for warranty 10 days, 90 days, 6 months.  Could be worth talking to them - they may also know "back yard" guys who'll do a transmission swap "on the cheap".  I'm not recommending that as a good way to go, as it could bite you hard, but it is an option if you're truly stuck and want to keep that car on the road. 



Yeah it's going to be a bit of a pain getting a 2nd opinion as I'll need to tow the car to another garage, where there's no guarantee that the 2nd place will suggest/quote a cheaper fix.  If they don't then I'm stuck again and will look like a right mug if i want to take it back to the first place.


Thanks for the link.. Good to know.  I assume the start price is for their cheapest transmission (so not necessarily a mondeo part) and with the shortest warranty... 


I just hope the transmission specialist i'm with now has good contacts and can get a reasonable 2nd hand part on the cheap...  

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  Reply # 1599372 27-Jul-2016 09:35
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So just a quick update for those interested... 


Heard back from the mechanic (had to chase him down myself), he said he's managed to locate a 2nd hand transmission from a recent wreck and can swap it out for approx $1600.  He wasn't really firm on the quote and mentioned it was dependent on how much oil it needed and whether seals needed replacing..  So just hoping for the best that it's around that figure.  Will come with a 3 month/3000km warranty so not too bad, but not great i guess.


I did ask him what he thought the best thing to do was, i.e. replace the part (forward one way clutch) or just go with replacing the transmission. He said to replace the transmission, so i took his word for it. 


Thanks to all who contributed to this post. Really appreciate your comments. 

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