1997 Chevy Blazer Transmission Fluid Change / Now Transmiss

Tiny
JANGKYUNGMEE
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  • 1997 CHEVROLET BLAZER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 164,000 MILES
I took my car in for an oil change at a Quick Lube place, and they had a special to change transmission fluid. I knew I needed this done because my mechanic in Grand Rapids (I recently moved to Detroit area) had told me a while back I needed this done. After the service, I noticed it was running differently. When I accelerated from stop, it was very sluggish and it wasn't shifting gears. Then it stopped driving altogether (found out the fluid had leaked out). I brought it back and he said his mechanic made 3 errors: Pinched the gasket, didn't use silicone and screws were too tight. He redid the service, but still same issues. My theory is that the transmission (which is just under 2 years old) got screwed up because I was driving it w/ virtually no fluid. He's saying I just need a new sensor. I'm bringing it back AGAIN today after work. I feel like I'm being taken for a ride, but I can't do anything about it.
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Thursday, July 8th, 2010 AT 7:47 AM

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Tiny
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Do you have any reciepts?
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Thursday, July 8th, 2010 AT 8:01 AM
Tiny
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Do you mean for the fluid change that I just had? The receipt is very vague. It just says "trans service".
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Thursday, July 8th, 2010 AT 8:04 AM
Tiny
JIM SHIRRON
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That's what a fluid&filter chahge is. Same thing happened to a friend w/a trans shop, guy took it to court, got a new trans & $5000
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Thursday, July 8th, 2010 AT 9:30 AM
Tiny
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So, does that mean I have to hire an attorney, etc? That's a huge bummer.
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Thursday, July 8th, 2010 AT 9:36 AM
Tiny
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Yeah, but his settelment covered lawyer's fees. Too
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Thursday, July 8th, 2010 AT 9:51 AM

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