What’s a Chevy Suburban transmission replacement cost?

When I was doing some online used car shopping, I came across a wonderful deal on a Suburban. The problem is, it needs a new transmission. What’s a Chevy Suburban transmission replacement cost?

Rachel Rigolino · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The transmission replacement cost for a Chevy Suburban starts at around $3,500+ for a new transmission. You may want to consider a rebuild, which should be less expensive.
The chart below provides a brief overview of a transmission replacement vs. a rebuild.
Type of repair
Pros and Cons
Replacing a transmission
The Suburban you’re looking at will require a transmission replacement if it’s damaged severely. While this is a more costly repair than a rebuild, you will know that the damaged transmission will be replaced with a factory refurbished one.
When a transmission comes from the factory, it likely means it has been updated to pre-built factory specs.
Rebuilding a transmission
Rebuilding a transmission is a good option, as long as the damage is not too severe and a knowledgeable mechanic skilled with transmissions is doing the work.
While rebuilding may be less expensive than replacing a transmission, keep in mind that taking apart and rebuilding a transmission takes time—and money.
However, you didn’t say what year the Suburban is. There is a chance that it’s still under Chevy’s 60,000-mile/5-year warranty. Be sure to check!
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