Well I recently bought a used toro 36 and the transmission is going down the drain. It works okay in some gears, but not at all in some. A repair man told me its probably the transmission, but he wanted $80 for an estimate, so screw that. How much should I expect to pay for a new peerless transmission? He said it would be around 70$ per hour of labor plus parts........he said they arent too hard to install and i'm pretty mechanically inclined, and my business partner is even more. I keep kicking myself because I knew this piece of crap was bad news when i bought it but I needed a 36" at the time badly.