Hi, I purchased this car last May with 105,000 miles on it. The automatic transmission just went

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Asked by Nov 17, 2007 at 09:35 PM about the 1992 Toyota Corolla Deluxe Wagon AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

out and I'm told it needs to be replaced-costing almost as much as the car when purchased.  Has this been a common occurence for this car?  Any ideas on where in Fairbanks/Anchorage Alaska, I can get a used trans for less than 1600 dollars?

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First let me say, in my experience, it is NOT common for a Toyota of that age to have transmission failure at 100k miles. My wife's 1990 Camry had 250k miles on the original transmission when we sold it, and even though it would no longer shift into 4th gear, it still drove and ran just fine. That said, being in Alaska, you may have to have something shipped in. You might see what local parts stores stock Jasper remanufactured transmissions, or you might have a reputable local shop rebuild it for you -- which should be cheaper. I would ask for a second opinion, without knowing what the symptoms are, perhaps it is just something that can be fixed without replacing the transmission -- a valve body comes to mind, or a torque convertor. Other than that, you might try junkyards, but Toyota parts are rare as hen's teeth in my area in southern PA, so I can imagine Alaska would be a lot tougher.

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1,600 dollars is ripping off anyone anyware just for a trans,i agree with littlehorn get another opion.

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