My service engine soon light came on I took the car to Midas for a check up, after a computer diagnostic test a CODE:P1870 TRANSMISSION COMPONENT SLIPPING was found. I went to a transmission repair shop and was told that I will need overhaul soon, I took the car in for a overhaul and I was charge $ 1800.00, after 7000KM the car start having the same problem it started slipping at first then it will not go into gear just as before. I took it back and I was told that the transmission fluid ad leak out, the leak was fix I got a fluid refill and I was send on my way.
I purchase this ASTRO VAN new in 1997 I always kept my 3000KM check ups, I changed 2 Batteries, Water pump, Alternator, Brake pads, Drive Belt, things that fall apart soon.
My question, is it logical that a car whit 0nly 102000KM, having no abuse need a transmission overhaul or it was just a simple rip off.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 AT 4:56 PM