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    Can't find part, what do?

    Got a Holden Monterey 2000, transmission burned out, won't go up from first gear.
    Mechanic couldn't source a second hand transmission, I've also called chopshops country wide, it seems to be a rare part number, even though the truck itself ought to be Isuzu Bighorn/Trooper/Jackaroo etc. fairly common, or so I thought.

    I was quoted around 2k incl labour to install a second hand trans vs around 4k incl labour to rebuild it, although I suspect it might go up to 5k if they need to pour more hours.

    Do I wait patiently for the part to pop up somewhere, is it worth looking in AUS or is shipping + risk not worth it?

    I've paid 5k for the truck, so 4k for rebuild seems kinda going down the sunk cost fallacy... Any suggestions?

    P.S.
    I know Prado/Hilux are the way to go, but couldn't find a non leaker non ruster for 5k.

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    I had to Google what the heck a Monterey was. It's just an Isuzu bighorn, so I would look for parts off of one of those. Will be much easier to find.

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    Yeah, I might go to a 4x4 experienced mechanic and see what are my options.

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    Apparently the trans is a Toyota part, how badly ****ed is it? They are generally pretty strong, we had a bearing walk out of the housing on ours, replaced the bearing and it was good to go again.

    If in Auckland you can try GRP Automatics in Takanini, I have dealt with Jason for years, he is usually pretty reasonable on price, and generally the price he gives is the price he charges.

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    It won't switch from first gear, mechanic said it burned out, whatever that means.

    Model is 4L30-E 98-03, part number 96018271.

    Thanks for the contact.

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    That sounds like a GM transmission

    Yeah, it is! - its in all these vehcles here
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_4L30-E_transmission

    any of those vehicles should work as donor replacments - though the "Car" transmission variants have differtent gear ratio's compated to the "truck" versions

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    Thanks Mac.