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The cost of Reparing Or Replacing a Car Gear Box

I am about to buy an automatic Mercedes A-160 & the seller has told me that the gearbox is Damaged. I am a First time buyer who knows nothing about cars!!! Or the cost of repairs. Below is the description given:

"The car itself is fine other than the fact that when selecting drive or reverse, it displays a fault code "F". You are still able to drive it, however, it goes into 'limp home' mode where you only have 2 gears. 1 drive & 1 reverse. the engine does & has always run well."

I would like to know 3 things please:

  • How much roughly would it cost to repair this problem?
  • How much would it cost to replace the gear box completely? (as appose to a repair).
  • Would the repair & replacement costs apply to both Manual & Automatic Cars?

Many thanks for helping to understand this, I look forward to hearing from you.

Jaz.

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I know those car are interesting mercedes ,bmw, ect you have to think twise you need lot of money to have a car like that part are note cheap plus it harder to find part compare to japanise or american if you live in the state i mean trany rebuilt is about 2,000.00 and there many oder stuff thant can go wroung be carefull thank you pierre

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