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Replace or Rebuild Manual Trans 2014 tC? Taking in today..

Old 04-30-2019, 01:18 PM
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Exclamation Replace or Rebuild Manual Trans 2014 tC? Taking in today..


So I have unfortunately fallen trap to another normal issue that tC owners have to go through. My 3rd gear grinds when shifting into it and only has 97K miles.
I have been told by multiple mechanics and read in forums that the Synchro Rings go out in this model of tC.
Toyota wants to charge $4600 for a new transmission, but this issue will just happen again after 60K to 100K miles.

I have 1 mechanic who states they can rebuild my transmission for $1500 with a 1 year warranty and I have another mechanic that has stated he has rebuild Scion transmissions in the past,
only to have the issue come back and recommends having him find a low mileage transmission and replacing it. I am having trouble making a decision and was wondering if anyone can provide some insight.

I plan on taking my car in for repairs today.

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Old 05-08-2019, 12:45 AM
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Since no one has is my take...and you have probably already decided..

Spend the almost 5k, and know you might get a “new” transmission... them a-holes will overhaul it and you’ll have a rebuilt transmission. I speak from experience. If you can find a in the box new EB60 MT transmission, you have went far beyond Google. Also... rebuilding the inside gear-driven, synchro mesh shift abilities in these...isn’t that hard to do, a dude that can rebuild a manual transmission can handle this easy work.
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