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Old 31 Dec 2017, 06:10 pm
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Happy New Year everyone!

Found a 2005 PT cruiser base with automatic transmission issue, according to owner it won't shift out of first gear. Body looks good (pictures), he wants 700 for it. Does anyone know how much a tranny replacement cost?

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Old 31 Dec 2017, 06:24 pm
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A salvage transmission is around $200 here. Maybe a little less or more depending on the salvage yard. Also, you can likely purchase one online and have it delivered in the $400 price range. At least, I did.
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Old 01 Jan 2018, 11:50 am
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Thanks Handy!

After reading your response, I checked ebay. Reviewing some of the reviews on vendors. Tomorrow i'm going to see what the junk yard prices are.

After that i'll know if I want to buy the 2nd cruiser.

Happy New Year!
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My local salvage yard is $99 for a transmission with $40 core deposit


ebay looks to be $250-400 for one thats already pulled.


Good luck, Doesn't sound like a fun job
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I'm also looking for 2nd PT, a Dark Blue 2005 Turbo LE low to avg miles...
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Old 01 Jan 2018, 06:23 pm
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Don't be quick to blame the transmission.

It is electronically shifted and default / limp is 2nd gear ( of the 4 speeds ) so there could be an electrical problem. There is an input and output speed sensor, gear shift position switch, a bank of solenoids / pressure switches and a computer to control everything. * All of this is accessible from the outside of the transmission and a failure in any one of these can lead to limp mode.

I'd be looking for a troubleshooting chart for a no shift and verifying the trans is actually starting out in 1st and not shifting or really in 2nd / limp.

* I'm not sure if 05 had a separate trans computer or those functions were in the engine computer like a 06.

Also, read my post 5 that talks about inner fender grounds here

Momentary ignition shut-down

For transmissions, search car-part.com then contact ( call ) the salvage yard directly.
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Don't be quick to blame the transmission.

It is electronically shifted and default / limp is 2nd gear ( of the 4 speeds ) so there could be an electrical problem. There is an input and output speed sensor, gear shift position switch, a bank of solenoids / pressure switches and a computer to control everything. * All of this is accessible from the outside of the transmission and a failure in any one of these can lead to limp mode.

I'd be looking for a troubleshooting chart for a no shift and verifying the trans is actually starting out in 1st and not shifting or really in 2nd / limp.

* I'm not sure if 05 had a separate trans computer or those functions were in the engine computer like a 06.

Also, read my post 5 that talks about inner fender grounds here

Momentary ignition shut-down

For transmissions, search car-part.com then contact ( call ) the salvage yard directly.
Thanks for the info!

Also thanks for the car-part.com website. Awesome site!
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