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Old 07-26-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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I need this forums expert opinions about getting my torque converter replaced. My local Chevy dealership wants to charge me $1650 to replace my torque converter. I have a 2006 HHR 2.4L. My car shakes when it accelerates and stops shaking when I let go of the gas. Am I getting ripped off or is this really the price for this repair? I have a sinking feeling that I'm getting taken. Any input I'd greatly appreciate.

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Old 07-26-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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If it is not warranty work, take it to an independant transmission shop for a diagnosis and estimate.
Dealer prices are almost always going to be much higher.
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:40 PM   #4
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Thanks guys for the input. I'm definitely taking my car back now.
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I think zzp's is almost the same price for a "HD" tranny for the 2.4l. so just the tourque converter seems a little pricey....I agree with the other repliers
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I would check the local salvage yards for a used tranny, they usually come with a TC and they usually will install.
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Will it shakes when you rev it up in park, or when backing up. How is it when you power brake it, will it shake then ? Any noise ? Is it the flex plate. bolts loose ?
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:04 PM   #8
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And the more I think about it $1650 sound like labor only. It cost me $1200 to R & R the engine at the salvage yard plus the $800 engine cost. I am betting that a "new GM" TQ will be more than $300 and GM labor at least $79 an hour.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:03 PM   #9
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Good question... I'll check that and report back my findings.

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Will it shakes when you rev it up in park, or when backing up. How is it when you power brake it, will it shake then ? Any noise ? Is it the flex plate. bolts loose ?
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Ok, so I reved the engine in park and it does not shake, neither when going in reverse. No noise that I can notice.

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