Is my transmission really needing a rebuild and is it really going to cost me $3000?

  • 44,000 MILES
Recently, my wife and I noticed that the tranny on our tucson was acting funny. Shifting a little harder, whinning when you let off the gas. Then a couple of days ago, the check engine light came on. I'm in the navy off on training in florida while my wife and three kids are in virginia. So I tell her to take it to aamco to get the light checked. They are saying that the ratio between 2nd and 3rd gear are out of wack. Now they tell us that it needs to be rebuilt at a cost of $3000. When we noticed the tranny acting funny, I checked the fluid and it was low so I added more to the line on the dipstick. ( I come from a redneck family in arkansas so I know basic maintenance) aamco says that the fluid is burnt and hyundai says the warranty wont cover it if the fluid is burt. So my question is, is it really needing a rebuild and is it really going to cost me 3 grand? Or are they trying to take advantage of my wife being a girl without a man there?

any help would be awesome
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Saturday, February 11th, 2012 AT 1:34 AM

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AAmco is an expensive place to go. The main thing when getting an automatic transmisssion rebuilt is to go to a transmission shop that specializes in transmission rebuilds, like Aamco, but you could get it done for less and get a second opinion.
You can use the search engine on this site to find transmission shops near you. It is very helpful as it uses your computers location to find reputable repair shops near you.

So, I would reccomend using the search engine and getting asecond opinion. In my experience Aamco is generally around $500+ higher than independent shops.
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