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Getting a transmission rebuilt? by 82-T/A [At Work]
Started on: 03-15-2015 02:00 PM
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Hey guys, I have a 1987 Fiero Getrag 5-Speed that I pulled from a car that I stripped and cut-up (had no title). It's the transmission that I'll be using in my manual transmission swap of my 87 Fiero SE.

Question is... WHERE can I go to get the transmission rebuilt? As far as I can tell, the transmission "works." The car had 110k miles on it, and the clutch looked like it had never been changed. I can't tell if there was any crazy bearing issues or anything. Can I just get it rebuilt at any old transmission shop, or is there something uniquely special about it that it needs to be treated differently?

It's going to my 2.8 V6/60 that's been rebuilt with 3.1 crank and rods and .040 overbore pistons. I'm not expecting more than 190hp.


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Just slap it in. If it breaks get another one from pull n save. Way cheaper than a rebuild.
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Just slap it in. If it breaks get another one from pull n save. Way cheaper than a rebuild.



Getrag Fiero transmissions are getting REALLY hard to find, and people are charging insane money for them.
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If you are willing to pay for shipping, I can recommend Jim & Sons's Transmission in Ohio.

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Originally posted by no2pencil:

If you are willing to pay for shipping, I can recommend Jim & Sons's Transmission in Ohio.




That actually looks like a REALLY professional shop! Thanks for the link!

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http://www.mantrans.com/ in Tallahassee, FL
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http://www.mantrans.com/ in Tallahassee, FL



Thanks Lar! That's even closer. A days drive and I can go drop it off, and pick it up the same way! My parents are only an hour or so from there.


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Originally posted by 82-T/A [At Work]:
Thanks Lar! That's even closer. A days drive and I can go drop it off, and pick it up the same way! My parents are only an hour or so from there.


Thanks!


I've done the same recently.. Took mine to the local AAMCO and got RAPPED! ---$495 to split the case labor only, by new CV seals, Anaerobic RTV seal the halves and put it back together (don't forget the prep activator spray).. But then they wanted another $520 for the detent cover! I asked for my tranny back and found this VERY helpful thread below--- FYI, the detent cover part number is 14082039 OEM GM part... I found one for $32.95 plus shipping. The sealant and seals you can find at NAPA.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum9/HTML/000008.html

I had no problems with the gears so no dismantling there. Actually doing the job myself was CAKE!


----this was my thread here.. http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/134770.html ....but it isn't any sort of instructions.. just a couple great pointers from forum peeps.. as they are always helpful - thanks guys, keep up the great work!

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Originally posted by 82-T/A [At Work]:

Hey guys, I have a 1987 Fiero Getrag 5-Speed that I pulled from a car that I stripped and cut-up (had no title). It's the transmission that I'll be using in my manual transmission swap of my 87 Fiero SE.

Question is... WHERE can I go to get the transmission rebuilt? As far as I can tell, the transmission "works." The car had 110k miles on it, and the clutch looked like it had never been changed. I can't tell if there was any crazy bearing issues or anything. Can I just get it rebuilt at any old transmission shop, or is there something uniquely special about it that it needs to be treated differently?

It's going to my 2.8 V6/60 that's been rebuilt with 3.1 crank and rods and .040 overbore pistons. I'm not expecting more than 190hp.


Thanks!


These are very long lasting transmissions. I would just put it in the car. A rebuild is more hassle than it's worth if you don't really need it.
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