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Old 26-04-2024, 12:31 PM   #1
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Question Ford Focus transmission dilemma

I have a 2006 Ford Focus that I just paid $1800 to have the drive shafts replaced only to drive it out of the repair shop still making a terrible noise and then be told the transmission has had it. Being quoted between $3,000-$6000 for repair, more than car is worth, so I'm trying to work out is it worth trying to sell as is? Would there be someone interested in buying who could/would want to do the transmission work themselves do you think? The engine is in good condition, (and new drive shafts!) Body work good condition. Only a month left on rego. Or do I resign myself to a couple of hundred dollars for the wreckers to collect???
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Old 26-04-2024, 12:51 PM   #2
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How many
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Old 26-04-2024, 01:11 PM   #3
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$1800 for drive shafts?, you need to find a cheaper mechanic, drive shafts come in at about $300, so $1500 for labour seems a bit steep.

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Old 26-04-2024, 04:58 PM   #4
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What location, what does the car owe you?
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Old 28-04-2024, 10:32 AM   #5
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It's done 132,000kms. Melbourne-based.
Yes, sounds like I was shafted on the drive shafts!
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Assuming itís the petrol, four speed automatic - should be a good prospect for a DIYíer if youíre inclined to cut your losses. Used gearboxes seem around $600-up, quite a bit less at the self serve yards.
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Assuming itís the petrol, four speed automatic - should be a good prospect for a DIYíer if youíre inclined to cut your losses. Used gearboxes seem around $600-up, quite a bit less at the self serve yards.
Many years ago (my dad payed) but a rebuilt 4 speed zf for my first car cost $3500. That crapped itself only weeks after the NRMA certified trans place that did it went bust. So that sucked as there was a 6 month warrenty. Anyhows the mechanic i towed the car to showed me that the old box was physically dropped and booger welded back together, hence the failure due to atf not getting to where atf needs to go. So best option was a used tranny and he asked me to give him time sourcing one. He didnt want to get an off the shelf from a wreckers, he wanted one from a part out that was still drivable so he could road test it. For $800 the thing was still good for the next 110,000km before i sold the car.
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Old 28-04-2024, 08:24 PM   #8
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Thank you, I might give it a go then!
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