2001 Acura EL This is a model that was not sold in the U.S. So I hope you can still answer my question. I recently took my car in for a standard check-up at the dealership (it goes in regularly about twice a year) and was told that it needed 1) Clutch fluid replacement 2) Fuel Injection System cleaning 3) rear brake adjustment After looking over my repair records I agreed to have them do these repairs. But they also took it for the test drive and have diagnosed that it needs a bearing replacement in the transmission. They said they heard a noise that indicated this. They also recommended that I replace my clutch at the same time, if I haven't done this recently, as it would save some labor costs. I had told them that I had been noticing it was hard to gear into 1st sometimes, even while in motion, but they said that it wasn't related to the bearing needing replacement. My question is this. Does this sound legitimate and should I be able to hear the noise that they are referring too? Should I get a second opinion? Any advice you can give me would be appreciated. Thank you, Sarah(follow up): Thank you, I should have asked more before having them do the work. I won't fall for that again. I am going to get another estimate and see what I can work out. If you read this again, one more question. I am leaving the country for four months in January and the car will be off the road for that time. Do you think I need to get this fixed right away, or could I wait until I am back from my trip? I would only be driving to and from work in the city until then.
Thursday, October 7th, 2010 AT 6:37 PM