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Leaky AT o-ring?
Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:04 PM
Anyone care to clue me in on what they are talking about? I can't see the cost being that much unless the have to drop the transmission... I haven't had a chance to look at the car yet myself.
Thanks for the help.
Posted 12 May 2008 - 04:02 PM
Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:42 PM
Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:56 PM
There's a whole range of possibilities for repair, best possible being if the plastic clip is still flexible enough to release without breaking, a new o-ring can be installed with just a pan drop. what they're quoting you is for a new transmission wiring harness and the labor to install it, since in all likelyhood the plastic piece is so brittle it will break and require replacement of the whole harness section, with a new o-ring on it...they don't have to call you back and say "sorry, the repair is actually going to cost many times what we quoted you before."
Quoting the $400 makes it easier for them, so if it does break (more likely than not), you're prepared to pay what's needed to repair the leak. IF it doesn't happen to break, and they can install just the o-ring, then they'll call you with some really great news, that the repair when smoothly and will be MUCH cheaper than expected.
They're not trying to rip you off, just being careful (coming from someone who's installed a couple that broke and had to be replaced).
Posted 13 May 2008 - 10:45 PM
zstalker: You hit the nail on the head. That is exactly what they are referring to. That does sound pretty crazy that what seems like a little piece of plastic would cost so much, but I'm not suprised.
So I take it you would have to drop the pan to replace the harness if the plastic piece ends up breaking? Fun!
I might just leave it for now, and keep an eye on the ATF level. Will replace it when I get some time.
Thanks again for the help!!
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