How long do Reman Transmissions last?
It is true that the rebuilt unit comes with a plethora of benefits. However, you might have to suffer a few unpleasant experiences along the way if you don't us a reputable dealer.
What does rebuilding involve?
The taking apart of the various components of the transmission plays a role in determining the durability of the unit for various reasons, which include:
- Disassembling and cleaning of all parts
- Replacement of all the clutch plates and bands
- Replacement of all the seals as well as gaskets and sealing rings and so much more.
Importance of Warranty
Ask the technician for a warranty. This is a good move if you are worried about the durability of the rebuilt transmission. A standard warranty should cover a 12-month period or ca certain number of miles. More transmission dealers prefer offering their customers 2-year warranties.
The company you choose should have all the diagnostic tools, which are required to check the various components of the transmission and identify the exact source of the problem. Diagnostic tools eliminate wasting time or trying to troubleshoot by guessing.
To determine the reliability of the rebuilt transmission, you need to engage in the following:
- Checking the reputation of the local or online seller
- Ascertaining the reputation of the technician who will install it
- Buying from wholesale parts dealers who sell engines as well as transmissions recovered from salvaged Trucks
- Checking the qualities of the transmission from performance parts dealers
Covering 52,000 miles
Normally, a good rebuilt transmission should last just as long as a new one. If your technician recommends installing a transmission cooler, consider this and heed his advice. The cooler will increase the cost of rebuilding the transmission, but the Truck will benefit from this extra feature in the long-term.
Some rebuilt transmissions do not last longer than 90 days. For the most part, and with excellent warranty, the transmission will continue functioning well for around 3 years after the initial rebuild and installation. The technician will give you a more detailed answer regarding the exact years or mileage that the transmission will last. The information that he provides depends on whether you are dealing with an automatic or manual transmission.
Signs of Problems
You can tell whether the rebuilt transmission needs fresh repair work by checking for the following signs:
- Burning transmission fluid emitting a strong smell
- Leaking transmission fluids
- Problem with the engine light
- Strange noises (such as whining, grinding, clunking, buzzing and humming) especially when the Truck is in neutral
For these reasons, do not hesitate to get in touch with Valley Parts Plus today and learn more about the rebuilt transmissions. Give us a call. We are happy to help you with any of your heavy truck parts needs.