1992 BMW 521I
185,000 automatic transmission
2 wheel drive
Transmission Fluid leaks
Recently (a week after having my transmission flushed) my transmission forcefully downshifted hard while I was driving over 60mph, then my car popped up a "Trans Program" error message on the display. I have been told that this means that the transmission has gone into safety mode and that only 3rd and 4th gear will be used. Aftering getting home I noticed smoke pouring out from the bottom of my car (transmission fluid on my cat-converter). After shutting off the vehicle and starting again I get 1, 2 gear again for a very short time until the tranny goes into safe mode.
When they called this is what they told me.
1st phone call stated that the pressure sensor was broken and then flushed into the tranny.
2nd call stated that my clutch plates were bad.
3rd call a bearing was pushed through my transmission housing and my transmission cannot be replaced.
Thier solution is to find me a rebuildable core, rebuild it, install it and probably charge me a small fortune.
I didnt have enough money to rebuild my old transmission (was going to make payments) let along pay for another core to be rebuilt. What do I do? Grab my ankels and take it or argue? Everything Aamco told me seems to make sense but I am not sure its correct.
have the same problem?
Monday, July 2nd, 2007 AT 6:24 PM