NOTE: I live in the UK. This is an American-version vehicle shipped privately to the UK. The mechanic's shop was busy but unusually well-ordered and tidy. The mechanic himself seemed competent. He did NOT charge me for the diagnosis which he was unable to provide via computer. He did perform a road test at highway speeds.
Diagnostic scanning was unsuccessful. Mechanic said that he suspected the problem was with one or more Shift Control Modules and/or Speed Sensors. He was perplexed that there was no diagnostic output to his instrument, but indicated that there should also have been some sort of fault code sent to the vehicle's dash disply. There was not.
Mechanic suggested two options:
1) remove pan and examine things visually and remove and test the associated electronics to find the faulty component(s). This would cost about 200, with no guarantee that it would correctly identify the problem. Fixing it would be more.
2) replace the entire transmission with a NEW one which I provide, as he fears diagnosis and replacement of faulty sensors, etc. Is going to get pricey enough to justify considering a replacement. He could get one in the UK, but indicated I could probably do much better on price with US contacts, etc. Than could he.
Can you actually GET a NEW transmission? If so, where? And for how much?
Thursday, June 18th, 2009 AT 5:49 AM