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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-06-2006, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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a plug for a local shop

i have to give a plug to carl at the local aamco trans shop here in St Pete FL.
last june 6/10/05 i had to have the tran rebuilt on the wifes car (94 Chrysler town and country) i don't know anything about front drive transaxles and don't want to.
well july 3rd this year went out to the drive got in the van and no go, sheepishly stopped by AAmco and talked to carl about my warranty being out of date. He chuckled and said " I guess the mecahnic gets a raise" OH ****!!.

well called back today, trany rebuilt no charge.. yeah for an ethical guy

i'd rather go slow than not go at all

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im confused
how did you get a free rebuilt if you are oow o.0
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I guess that the local managament (Carl) felt that being just 20 days outside the warranty period didn't resolve them of their responsibility. His quote "your my customer forever" Like I said finding an ethical tranny shop is a good thing

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I'm not sure if I would recommend a transmission shop that had a transmission fail within one year of them rebuilding it. But it is great that they didn't jerk you around.

How many miles were put on the transmission in that time frame?

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a guess the wife did about 17K miles mostly around town (lots of stop and go and it's hot here)

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Do they still use a version of the A604 in those vans??

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These are highly engineered precision vehicles, the first step in diagnosing the problem is to strike the suspected offending part sharply and repeatedly with a blunt object, then re-test.
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Most rebuilds replace selected parts (clutches, frictive surfaces, thrust
washers ect) not all internal hard parts. A failure of a hard part (broken input
shaft, cracked drum, spline gear ect) is possible on a fresh rebuild, as all
the parts in the trans are not given a microscopic inspection. Even new cars
with new transmission sometime have a failure of one of these items (flaws
in castings, machining errors) that are not caught in standard QC test.

My original point was simply that as I was outside the warranty period, The
shop was not under obligation to repair the trans for free yet they did so
because they want to maintain good relations with their customers. Therefore
if I have a trans go bad in another vehicle they will be my first and only
choice for the repair and I will recommend to others who need trans service

i'd rather go slow than not go at all

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