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I have a 65 fastback with an automatic trans and I just lost reverse this weekend. All the forward gears work fine. I'm thinking that the worst case scenario is that it will need to be rebuilt, what's a ballpark figure for this in the Chicago area? I was given a quote of $525 to rebuild it, does this seem reasonable? I'm hoping it's something small and inexpensive (and so is my wife) considering it just came out of the shop Saturday.
 

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I had the same question this winter. My 4 speed top loader wouldn't down shift so I needed to bring it in for a rebuild. I took it out and dropped it off to save $$. I was told on VMF $600 would be fair and that is exactly what I paid. I don't know if this helps but $600 seemed like alot to me also.

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Jim

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I had my transmission rebuilt on my 87 t-bird and that was about $1300. I had it done at AAMCO. I wouldn't recommend dealing with them. I was very unhappy with the service. Plus, the transmission left me dead on the road 3 times after the re-build.
 

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I will be selling my current engine and transmission (out of a 68 fastback) Let me know if you are interseted in the transmission. It's a C4 and was rebuilt (for performance) approximately 18,000 miles ago. It's been super reliable, shifts real firm, and is virtually bullet-proof.
 
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Thanks for the offer. I dropped it off at the shop yesterday so we'll see what they find. Hopefully it won't need to be rebuilt. If it does they've already given me a good price on rebuilding.
 
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Just thought I'd let everyone know, the worst case scenario occurred. They opened it up and the bands were gone. So we are now the proud owners of a rebuilt transmission. Hopefully we'll make it more than 15 miles w/o the car breaking down.
 
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