It really depends on the dealership and your relationship with them. It would be best to go to the dealer where you bought the truck.
Generally, having the transmission fixed outside of warranty is a way for a dealer to get out of warranty repair. Dealers do not make much profit on warranties and this is especially true of large jobs. On top of that, a factory representative will audit repairs randomly to make sure there are not making unnecessary repairs. However, this is not a huge risk and the larger the dealership, the better chance that they will make the repair.
I had the same situation with an S-10 I had and I went to around 5 dealers before I got it fixed.
One thing to ask for outside of recalls is to look at, "Service Bulletins" in the service department. They are open for public review but are not safety related, so they are not required to be sent out as, "Recalls"'
They might have some bulletin on the transmission since it may have a weak part that they have updated.
Don't tell them about the repair as you will probably get shot down when you mention it. You might say it was just, "Serviced" if it comes up.
More than likely, the whole transmission will be replaced. So, telling them all depends on what you are comfortable with.
Let me know if I can be of any further help.
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 AT 7:45 AM