Core Fee

Core Fee Information-

If you are purchasing a rebuilt transmission from us and cannot send yours in to rebuild up front then there will be a Core Fee added to the cost of the transmission rebuild.  The Core Fee is used to cover the cost of a core transmission that we have or need to aquire so we can build the appropriate model transmission for your vehicle.  Below are typical costs for this fee.

-4T65E Standard Duty transmission, V6 only, 1997-2004  $250

-4T65E Standard Duty transmission, V6 only, 2005+  $325

-4T65E-HD Heavy Duty transmission, V6 only, 1997-2004 (NON-Tapshift)  $300

-4T65E-HD Heavy Duty transmission, V6 only, 2005+ (NON-Tapshift) $350

-4T65E-HD Heavy Duty transmission, 2004+ V6 Grand Prix w/Tapshift $375

-4T65E-HD Heavy Duty transmission, 
      2005+ LS4 V8 Grand Prix w/Tapshift  $700
        (Cost can very depending on availability)

-4T65E-HD Heavy Duty transmission, 
      2006+ LS4 V8 Impala SS / Monte Carlo
 SS  $700
        
(Cost can very depending on availability)

-4T65EV and 4T65EV/GT Volvo model, 1999-2005,  $700
       
(Cost can very depending on availability)
       We prefer to rebuild your original transmission but can now get cores.
       Cores are very difficult to locate and expensive so please check with us.


After you recieve your rebuilt transmission from us whether we ship one to you or you pick it up directly from us you will have 30 days to return your core for a refund.  Once we recieve your core we will inspect it typically within a week or two and determine its condition and the amount of core credit we will refund which is normally in form of a certified check.

Below are the major concern areas that we inspect for damage when we recieve a core back from a customer and also the deduction from the refund if found to be damaged.

These fees also apply to transmissions that we recieve for a rebuild.  For example if you ship us or drop off your transmission or vehicle and we find this damage during dissassembly these items below are not covered as a standard replacement item during the rebuild and will be an extra cost in addition to the rebuild.


-Transmission case,
    1997-2004 V6 Case,  -$100 from refund if found damaged
    2005+ V6 Case,  -$150 from refund if found damaged
    2005+ LS4 V8 Case,  -$400 from refund if found damaged
    1999+ Volvo Case,  -$350 from refund if found damaged

We inspect the entire external appearance of the case for damage.  If ANY cracks are found visable on the transmission case it will require being repaired or replaced and the refund will be deducted the amounts listed above accordingly.
 


-Differential / Final Drive,
    1997+ Standard Duty differential, -$100 from refund if found damaged
    1997+ HD/Heavy Duty differential, -$150 from refund if found damaged
    1997+ Volvo and AWD style differential,  -$250 from refund if found damaged

The Differentials / Final Drives used in the 4T65E transmissions are durable but do have their weaknesses.

ANY amount of one-wheel burnouts is very hard on the spider gears and cross pin of the differential and can cause damage in a matter of seconds.  If the cross pin has spun in the diff case then it needs replaced and the cost of this item will be deducted from the refund.

Another problem found can be planet and sun gear damage, which is the side of the differential that goes into the transmission to transmit power.  If the planet or sun gears are found to be chewed up and badly damaged this is also a cause for replacement and will be deducted from the refund


-Differential Tail Housing / Cover,
    1997+ GM Standard Duty,  -$35
    1997+ GM  HD / Heavy Duty, -$50
    1999+ Volvo Style,  -$100

Though this part is often reusable even when slightly damaged it may require replacement.  If the vehicle was in a wreck this part is prone to cracking.  If the differential cross pin has spun in the diff case it will work its way out over time and grind its way through the tail housing until fluid leaks out and causes more damage.  In either scenario it is unusable and will be deducted from the refund.


-Transmission Side Cover,
    1997+ All GM Models,  -$75
    1999+ Volvo Models,  -$125

The side cover is not something common to find in bad condition, BUT if the vehicle has had prior repair to the transmission then there is a possibility of a crack being on the lower right hand side just above the second torx bolt from the far right.  The molded metal gasket that goes under the side cover does not have extra support in this area and the side cover is prone to cracking here.  If this is found damaged it will be deducted from the refund.


-Major internal damage- We will call and discuss this!

If we get a core back from a customer or their original transmission to rebuild and is completely trashed inside we have to make a call on this and decide the best route for repair.  A rebuild does NOT mean completely replace all parts!- so if you send us a case full of rust or shrapenel it is not a good usable transmission and additional charges will apply.



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