What is a rebuilt transmission? A rebuilt trans, tranny or auto transmission is one that has been diagnosed as damaged, but a qualified candidate for rebuilding. It is reassembled to factory specifications, including the seals clutches, gaskets and other soft parts necessary for the smooth operation of a transmission.
Some mechanics and auto service tech refer to a rebuilt transmission as a reconditioned or refurbished or overhauled or remanufactured tranny.
The cost of a rebuilt transmission is usually higher than that of a used one. It entails the removing of the customer transmission, rebuilding and then reinstalling.
This is a high skilled manufacturing process performed by a skill technician.