Symptoms: Check engine light came on a week prior to these events:
While traveling at a speed of 60 mph, there was a loud thump(not a bang) in the engine compartment. The transmission then kicked down into a lower gear and began whining. We traveled to a safe stopping point (less than one mile) and had the vehicle towed to a garage.
The garage diagnosed that it was the transmission that died. Recommended we replace entire transmission, not just pull the tranny and replace a pump.
What questions should I be asking the garage where the car is? They want $2500 to replace the tranny and I want to make sure they are being honest and forthcoming with information. I'd like ot shop around but do not want to be rude in my dealings with this garage.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 AT 9:54 AM