Remanufactured Transmissions FAQ

What is the difference between a used, rebuilt and remanufactured transmission?


Used components are generally pulled directly from a junkyard vehicle and typically do not even receive a surface cleaning. Used transmissions are normally not disassembled, internally cleaned, or inspected. Used or junkyard components often have high mileage along with a poor history of maintenance – this can be a failure waiting to happen. Many used or junkyard components come from a vehicle that was involved in an accident. If this is the case, the transmission may have unseen damage.


Rebuilding involves reconditioning by cleaning, inspecting and replacing broken or severely worn parts. Serviceable parts are generally reused within the manufacturer’s acceptable wear limits. Rebuilt components quality can vary widely and many rebuilt products come with only a short term warranty.


To remanufacture is to make as closely to new as possible. All core material – case, extension housing, pump, valve body, converter and various internal components - are carefully inspected, checked against original equipment measured specifications for correct dimensional tolerances and precisely remanufactured to ensure proper operating pressures. Replacement parts are new or requalified to meet exacting standards and tolerances. Testing of the transmission is performed to manufacturer measured specifications as well as original production standards.


What is the warranty on a JASPER remanufactured transmission?

Most JASPER Remanufactured Transmission applications are covered by a 3 Year/100,000 mile (whichever occurs first) nationwide warranty – parts and labor. Ambulance, automotive off-highway use, package delivery, police, snow removal, taxi, tow truck, transit bus or any vehicle over 1 ton receive a warranty of 18 Months or 100,000 Miles, whichever occurs first. You can find a full warranty disclosure on this website.

Where can I find a price for a JASPER remanufactured transmission?

You can obtain a price on a JASPER transmission through several options. We encourage you to speak about pricing information with the automotive technician that services your vehicle. If you do not have a service facility that you work with on a regular basis, you can find an Installer near you with our Installer Locator. JASPER also offers an online catalog with pricing information for most applications. Finally, we have a courteous and friendly Sales Department that will provide pricing and any additional information that you may need. Our Sales Department can be reached at 800-827-7455.

Where can I purchase your transmissions and transfer cases?

If you are an installation facility, fleet or other commercial user, you can contact our Sales Department at 800-827-7455. If you are a vehicle owner, you can purchase JASPER remanufactured transmissions and transfer cases from the automotive service facility that you frequent. If you don’t have a service facility that you work with on a regular basis, you can find a JASPER installer near you with our Installer Locator.

Where can I find an installer?

You can find a JASPER installer near you through our Installer Locator. Type in your Zip Code and select the distance. You can also choose the option of locating an installer for either vehicle or marine applications.

Do you offer a reman transmission for my vehicle?

Chances are very good that we have a remanufactured transmission and/or transfer case for your vehicle application. JASPER remanufactures practically any domestic transmission for cars, trucks, vans and SUVs, and for a number of foreign applications as well. We also remanufacture transmissions used for performance, industrial and even for numbers matching restoration projects.

How quickly can I get a transmission for my vehicle?

Most popular transmission applications are in stock so we can normally have the transmission at your installer’s location within a day or two. If we have to build a transmission for your particular application, we can generally have it within a week. JASPER has 43 branch locations and two distribution centers throughout the country to provide fast and ready availability to get you back on the road fast.

What is a core policy?

All JASPER remanufactured transmissions have a core and skid charge that is billed at the time of sale. When the core is returned, a JASPER Associate will review it and determine the amount to be credited back to the customer’s account. The core that is returned to us must be a like-for-like Make, Model and Type, but not a junkyard core. Cores must be returned drained of all fluids and oil, assembled and attached to the same undamaged skid or container in which your remanufactured transmission was shipped. Cores must be returned within 30 days of the delivery date in order to receive credit. The full core credit will be given unless certain damages and exceptions noted in our core policy are found.

What is the core policy on your transmissions?

The core policy on our reman transmissions varies according to a number of parameters. It is best to speak to one of our sales representatives for information as it relates to your specific transmission application.

Do you charge freight?

Most of our transmissions will ship freight free, via our company owned over-the-road fleet, to one of our branch locations. Transmissions are then delivered to one of our installers in your area. There are times when freight charges apply. One of our Sales Representatives can provide specific information. Please call 800-827-7455.