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I was advised to find a rebuilt transmission for my Prius. I have not found a transmission mechanic who is able to do the repair because none are versed in the repair of hybrids & I am told they can't get the parts from Toyota. Also, they claim the estimated time to repair is 10 hours. I can't see that the estimated cost for a rebuild solution would be a mere $450.

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I don't know where you got the price quote,but a new one will be $3700 (Then you will need to pay an additional $350 for installation)

A rebuilt is $3300 (Not including removal and reinstallation)

A used one if you can find one will run about $1750 (then you will need to pay an additional $350 for installation)

You can check new,used and rebuilt price here
Give me you state and zip and I will find a local shop that can do it.

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