Bad transmission....now what?
My very recently purchased TBird shakes when shifting from 2nd to 3rd. So I brought it to local shop who recommends having the transmission rebuilt and quoted me $1200.
The TBird has 111k on it with original everything really. From what I've read on the boards it sounds like the transmission has reached the point of needing a rebuild or replacement.
So, what is my best option here? Do I have it rebuilt? Is $1200 a fair quote? Should I get it replaced entirely and if so with what and from where?
If I have it rebuilt, is there anything I should have them do to the transmission while doing so that isn't normally done...like the JMod thing I keep reading about or transmission cooler? I am not looking to race it or drive it like a 16 yr old who just got their license but I am looking to keep the car for as long as possible and keep it running like new.
Thanks in advance....and sorry for the noob questions!