I have a toro 36"gear drive with a peereless tranny that i got in 1996 It slips in and out of gear in 4th and 5th gear lately. I need it for leaf removal because it has a mulch kit. I'm looking at the J THOMAS parts catalog and a new one is $195 . that seems like a good price. My question is has anyone repaired these things[exploded parts list in owners Manuel] or better off simply replacing. I'm hoping to SLIP through the end of the season before I take it apart any thoughts or comments?