I pulled my transmission out in 2 hours and 50 minutes flat. That was with jack stands and hand tools too. If you can pull it, rebuild it yourself-save yourself-say $2,000.I own an 88 Spider. It has been grinding into 2nd and 3rd, and has gotten pretty bad. I have been given 3 options by my mechanic from most expensive to cheapest:
1. Pull out and rebuild existing transmission $3500
2. Buy a re-manufactured transmission and replace existing $2900
3. Buy a used transmission and replace existing $2200
Anyone have advice on what makes the most sense? Does anyone have experience with re-manufactured vs. used tranmissions?