Keep in mind, you don't know what you're getting with a used trans. I just put a trans in my Taurus in December. I went with a new/rebuilt unit from the dealer, and had them put it in. Came in just under 3 grand out the door, but I have a HUGE warranty too. Check new/rebuilt prices before jumping on a used trans because it's cheap. You might find a good deal somewhere. The price I paid just for the trans was a freakin steal. Always remember, dude, ya get what ya pay for (this refers to the cheap fleaBay parts, too). Not being a dick, but this DOES come from experience. Best of luck with whatever you decide to do
This trans is replacement "used" one, and yes, now I'm in deep $h1t.
I just checked the fluid levels, the check but was dripping and dripping on a level surface with the engine running, it dripped half a quart, this is where I stopped, I tested the car and for about a mile it was nice an smooth, but now its doing it again. Avoiding the 1st gear seems to work for now.
About the ebay parts, I'd rather get those than nasty Bosche ones lol
I just basically refurbished a Ford Focus, it needed lots of parts, all from ebay, its running sweet. Also got a rack and pinion for my balt, very smooth. (Not worrying about quality of parts, most are exactly the same quality, I buy new, not rebuilt.)
Besides that, I was just thinking to get this trans rebuilt, at least I will know its not broken from inside, I know a good mechanic for the job, just waiting until tomorrow for a price on a rebuild, he charges $175 just to drop it out and put it back in, so it will be that, plus parts and rebuild labor.
Thanks for the luck, hope luck is real, and in my case "good" luck.