96 Chevy 1500C, 6 Cyl. 4.3L, 5 speed, RWD Transmission
Hi, the tranny (NV3500) went out in my 96 Chevy 1500. It's a 6 Cyl 4.3L engine, a manual 5 speed with RWD.
I have not been able to locate a replacement NV3500 for the last 2 months. The only one I have heard of locally was priced at $1150. I found a rebuilt one for $950 (plus S&H). This is simply out of the question in regards to my budget.
My question is actually two questions.
1) In which other vehicles can I find an NV3500 that will work in my vehicle? Please be specific e.g. do I need to be concerned with using a NV3500 from a Chevy only or may I use one from a Dodge Ram (for example)? etc
2) If this first option does not work I need to know what transmissions I could swap out with the NV3500 and specifically what all it would entail. I am not opposed to altering the vehicle...whatever I might be able to do to get this somewhat close to my price range. i.e. converting it to an automatic, etc.
I have been researching this, but knowing so little about this subject, it has been quite difficult to decipher some of the information.
Thankyou for information you may provide!
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