2012 genesis 3.8 shifts hard. What cost am I looking at to replace transmission

Hard shift in lower gears

My car has 78000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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The shift issue should be diagnosed first especially considering the low miles on the transmission. It would be unusual for a transmission with only 78,000 miles on it to require total replacement (versus on the vehicle service). Anytime you are having difficulty shifting you should check the fluid level and condition. If the transmission fluid level is too low (or too high) that can cause shift difficulties. Delayed or harsh shifts can be due to faults in shift solenoids, the valve body, or other hydraulically actuated and controlled components. Much of that can be repaired with removing the transmission from the vehicle. If you want a shift diagnostic, performed by a certified Mechanic dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, please request a difficulty in shifting diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will get this resolved for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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Oftentimes, hard shifting can occur when you fail to change transmission fluid at the recommended interval. In the event that your transmission fluid gets low or dirty, your vehicle`s ability to shift could become compromised.
They`re often easy to notice. 2013 Hyundai Genesis transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood.
Many car manufacturers have break-in procedures they do at the factory, but it is always a good idea to take some extra precautions. This break-in period is likely the reason why a new car`s transmission is shifting hard, or feels tight.
Transmission Fluid Low or Poor Condition – Vehicles low on transmission fluid or that are operating with worn out or contaminated fluid are likely to experience hard shift conditions. Lack of adequate lubrication within the transmission can cause several problems, including hard shifting.
Average transmission repair costs range from $300 to $1,400. For example, if your manual transmission needs a new clutch, you can reasonably expect to pay around $800 to $1,500.
There are 6 ways to improve automatic transmission performance and reliability. These are servicing the transmission, changing driving habits, driving with lower gears when loaded, maintaining engine performance, having proper alignment of tires, and having the correct tire size.
All models include 8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC manual mode.
8-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION.
A damaged fin or bearing in the torque converter can cause hesitation in the transmission shifting, or the transmission to slip out of gear entirely. This is because the engine torque is not being efficiently converted into the hydraulic pressure needed to shift gears within the transmission.
Though changing transmission fluid can`t fix mechanical problems, it does make for smoother shifts and can extend the life of your transmission. And even when manufacturers recommend fluid change intervals of 150,000 miles under normal conditions, it may be a good idea to change it more frequently.
Shift Solenoid Repair and Replacement Cost

The overall cost to replace the shift solenoid in an automatic transmission ranges from $200 to $500 for a single solenoid. If the damage requires you to replace the entire solenoid pack the cost increases to between $250 and $700.

A transmission replace is the most expensive option when fixing your transmission. In many cases you will hear this referred to as “re-manufactured.” Basically, the manufacturer will replace parts that have gone bad with modified parts. This is an option if the transmission is too damaged to even consider a rebuild.
These factors include if it is automatic or manual, the age of the transmission and its parts, the extent of damage, and the type of vehicle. A transmission rebuild cost averages $3,000. In comparison, a transmission replacement cost averages $6,500.
The most obvious and common causes for poor shifting are down to poor adjustment and the most common thing to go out of adjustment is cable tension. Indexed drivetrains rely on correct cable tension so that the shifters pull the derailleur to the intended spot.
The cause may be low engine oil or a faulty Intake CMP actuator causing a performance problem with the actuator. Both of these codes cause a computer strategy to raise line pressure causing the shifts to be harsh.
A vehicle that refuses to shift or into gear smoothly indicates there is a problem with your transmission. In most cases, the culprit is your transmission or clutch. A vehicle`s transmission system is very complicated. It has several moving parts, ignoring such an issue could quickly spiral into expensive repairs.

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2012 genesis 3.8 shifts hard. What cost am I looking at to replace transmission
ANSWER : The shift issue should be diagnosed first especially considering the low miles on the transmission. It would be unusual for a transmission with only 78,000 miles on it to require total replacement (versus on the vehicle service). Anytime you are having difficulty shifting you should check the fluid level and condition. If the transmission fluid level is too low (or too high) that can cause shift difficulties. Delayed or harsh shifts can be due to faults in shift solenoids, the valve body, or other hydraulically actuated and controlled components. Much of that can be repaired with removing the transmission from the vehicle. If you want a shift diagnostic, performed by a certified Mechanic dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, please request a difficulty in shifting diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will get this resolved for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Replaced 5r110 transmission in 2004 f350 6.0 4×4, hard shifts or slipping transmission. Also doesn’t always engage reverse.
ANSWER : If this is a new or rebuilt transmission, and external controls (throttle position sensor, solenoids, TCM, harness, etc.) have ALL been diagnosed and tested, the transmission is likely defective and should just simply be returned to the vendor, again though ONLY once all "external possibilities" are ruled out. If you bought the unit from a vendor, they do have a technical support staff to handle basic inquiries. If you installed a used transmission, it is even more likely it is just simply defective. Transmissions rebuilding is frankly easy BUT it requires an incredible amount of caution, measurement and care in assembly. So, it is VERY time consuming, especially when you add in the research that’s necessary to procure internal parts whose DESIGN has changed. Typically, what will happen is the unit just gets thrown together, to save TIME, and then problems are predictable. To determine, one way or another, if the problem is external or internal, you can schedule a shift diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will run tests, in particular looking at gauge hydraulic pressures in reverse, to see if the problem is internal or external. You can do that yourself, too. If it is not running in reverse, check hydraulic pressure on that circuit. If the pressure turns out to be wrong, that will conclude the diagnostic right there as pressure is "typically" only off if there’s an internal fault. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Transmission shift hard after high speed driving but shifts normal after engine is off for a while.
ANSWER : Hi there. Transmission fluid should be flushed every 50,000 miles to help avoid issues like you are experiencing. So, it’s probably a good idea to have your transmission fluid flushed and filter replaced, as the obstruction of debris or worn out fluid can cause the hard to shift issue you’re experiencing.

Transmission issues, rough shifting and noise
ANSWER : Many different faults can cause the vehicle to shift roughly. The most common would be low fluid level in the transmission, transmission mounts, the torque converter, or one of the shift solenoids. If you’d like to get this checked before moving forward with a repair, a qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose your shifting issue and perform any repairs required.

Is replacing the transmission on a 1988 Toyota Corolla fx hatchback worth it? And can I replace transmission with a 1990 corolla?
ANSWER : Hi there. As long as the engines in the two Toyota’s are identical in size and configuration, the compatibility of the two transmissions should work, however there are some risks with swapping out a transmission on an older vehicle like your 88 Corolla. The correct way to complete this service is also installing new drive axles and supporting hardware within the driveline. However, the head gasket repair is often a trap, as the reason most head gaskets fail is due to an overheating issue, which typically damaged the cylinder head itself, internal components like pistons, connecting rods and more. If finding a newer car is not in the cards as the moment, the best investment would be the transmission swap.

2013 Ford Focus Transmission Issue. Is it worth keeping the car?
ANSWER : Hi There,
This is a known issue in this generation Ford Focus and some Fiestas with the "Power Shift" transmission and there have been numerous recalls and lawsuits. Although, it is would be difficult to determine how much longer your transmission will last given the fact that you have many new parts, I would not recommend junking the car as it may still provide some valuable life left for you. I would recommend taking it to the dealer to see if these parts may be covered under the recall.

Sometimes when I shift my car’s automatic transmission into Drive it stays in neutral. Reverse works and trans fluid is full.
ANSWER : It is very possible that you could have some internal transmission damage. I would recommend enlisting in the assistance of a qualified transmission professional to inspect your transmission for internal faults. I must warn that this could be a pricy inspection as it may involve the removal and disassembly of the transmission. However, this is a sure fire way to determine if any internal damage has occured. The good news is that if any damage has occured, it can easily be resolved at that time since the transmissoin has already been disassembled.

Transmission can’t shift, thinks it needs to be replaced
ANSWER : The best advise to help prolong the life of this transmission is to service it regularly. Make sure you also service the engine cooling system on a regular basis since the transmission cooler is in the radiator. If you are in a warm climate or tow on a regular basis, look into getting an additional external transmission cooler installed. The transmission will run cooler and have less chance of heat-related failures. I also recommend you have a check up on the transmission before any warranty expires. Service any new transmission for the first time at 20,000 miles and every 30,000 miles after that.