CostHelper.com estimates as of 2014 that a rebuilt or manufactured transmission can cost between $1,000 and $6,000. A transmission rebuild for a full-size truck may cost nearly double that of a rebuild for a compact car.
The cost of replacing a transmission depends on many factors. Mr. Clutch Auto Service Centers explains that the type of transmission, make, year and model of the vehicle, the severity of damage and the service location all play a role in determining the rebuild cost. Mr. Clutch also suggests exploring whether it is more cost effective to replace the transmission with a used one versus rebuilding it. In some cases, the cost savings is nearly 50 percent.