Ok went to two transmission stores yesterday.
1st ran codes -- said Solonoid 1-2 code was on, needed to replace Solonoid for $500 and THEN figure out what else was wrong.
I took my car to Aamaco -- sane code came up for them, but they added while looking through the code machine, the solonoids were working and the gears actually engaging WHEN the Limp mode was off. So they asked permission to do an internal inspection, taking the drop pan off and loooking further that way. There was clutch material and clutch bands littering the bottom of the pan. So they wanted to do a rebuild, verifying that the hard core items were not damaged and cleaning the insides and off course replacing all the 'soft core' stuff. He told me that other cars it is normally a 12-13 hour job, but the buick is an 18-19 hour job.
The bad part: 2300 + tax, 2500 + tax if the torque converter needs replaced (but he did n't think it needed replacing)
i checked another shop and they wanted 1800 for it, but they couldn't give me a nationwide warranty as they were a local shop.
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 AT 9:01 AM