Original problem was engine stall: once the car was turned on it took time (15-30 sec) till it shifted from Park to Drive and started moving. Sometimes it happened at the red light as well.
I went to the mechanic (original Chrysler dealer) and was told I have a transmission oil leak. They sealed it ($100), flushed it and filled it ($132). They said that there is a chance for another small leak but shouldn't be worry right now and they’ll check it next 4K (and hope if its there, it won’t not require to take out the engine).
Came back home and got a paddle under my car with ~30 drops a minute of transmission oil.
When I went back to the shop, they said they need to take out the engine ($270), find where its leaking from and fix it (~$350 and up). I asked them to deduct the $230 already paid and they refuse saying they fixed something anyway.
Since I'm a novice, should I:
1) Give up and let them do the work and pay full price
2) Let them do the work but fight for deduction of the $232 I already paid
3) Take my car somewhere else hoping for cheaper cost?
Looking forward for your reply,
have the same problem?
Wednesday, March 1st, 2006 AT 11:53 AM