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Old 12-22-2012, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Brando7 View Post
. If the problem persists they will buy back the car.
just another thought: my fear would be that they mess with it enough to make it work OK for 60 days or 2500 miles, and THEN you will be SOL.

Here's a potential conversation:

Mechanic: "This thing really needs a remanned tranny, going to cost $8000.
Dealer: "Can we just buy a filter kit, you drop the valve body, give it a cleaning and fresh fluid and lets see if we can get it going for a while- I'll pay you 4 hours of labor, plus parts- lets say $800"
\Mechanic: "sure, your call"


Keep it as simple as possible...but no simpler.
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