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Duty C replacement at Gwinnet Subaru in Atlanta

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#1 idosubaru


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Posted 15 January 2010 - 11:35 AM

Been talking to a friend about his trans for awhile and he needs the Duty C replaced. Gwinnet Subaru quoted him $200 to replace his Duty C Solenoid if he brings the part in. Two thoughts:

The Subaru dealers I've dealt with won't install supplied parts.
$200 seems really cheap for just labor.

Didn't Will (WJM) used to work at Gwinnet Subaru?

#2 Legacy777



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Posted 15 January 2010 - 12:20 PM

That seems pretty reasonable IMO....

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 01:02 PM

good price, i'd take it. i paid 285$ to swap out rear section, add needed fluid.

get it in writing.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 02:18 PM

I totally agree that's a smoking good price, particularly since we'd both rather him go to a dealer....but it's too good! I'm wondering if he's going to end up needing....clutches (which i know he doesn't need), hub, all new exhaust, etc by the time it's done. A sort of baiting tactic if you will.

So have others had a Subaru dealer install used or parts bought elsewhere? I've only really dealth extensively with two dealers, but neither of them do that.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 04:06 PM

Is he sure it's just the Duty C?

If the dealer installs his part and it doesn't fix the problem he's out the part and cost of install with no guarantee/warranty on fixing the problem.

#6 idosubaru


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Posted 15 January 2010 - 04:39 PM

Is he sure it's just the Duty C?

Yes, diagnose is not a concern here.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 11:25 PM

The dealer I work for will install customer supplied parts on older vehicles. Of course they'd rather put on OEM parts, but sometimes O.E. parts cost more than the car's worth, and some owners just aren't willing to pay that much.

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