It turns out the transmission needed rebuilding. After the guy started rebuilding it, he said it was so bad that he couldn't rebuild it, and that he installed a new transmission. This increased the price from $1100 to $2100. Is this guy out of line, or is $2100 about right for a new transmission plus labor for a 1984 300SD? How many hours of labor should I expect to pay for? How much is the new transmission supposed to cost for that car?
Thank you in advance for your help.
Santa Barbara, CA