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Fw: Transmission stuph & dealer doublespeak

only the 097 trans could be fix IF...... found replacement parts(difficult
to found not impossible) But in a case of the ZF (4HP-18) forget to repair
never found a replacement part!!!!!
-----Original Message-----

From: John Courtney <dendrite@sbt.infi.net>
To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 1998 5:34 PM
Subject: Transmission stuph & dealer doublespeak

>Here's the latest on the 100 cs transmission thing:
>You may recall that mine "barked" between 2nd and 3rd.  They replaced the
>fluid & radiator.
>Now, the dealer that I bought the car from owns . . . oldsmobile,
>cadillac, buick, VW, porsche, audi, dodge, chrysler, plymouth, etc,
>dealerships throughout my town.
>THEIR Audi mechanic says . . . the transmission needs to be replaced.
>The Cadillac dealer's (I bought the car from this subcompoent of the
>dealership) service supervisor says . . .  this is stupid, it doesn't
>need to be replaced . ..  just rebuilt.    We can take it over to
>"Certified Transmissions" a national shop and they will warrant the thing
>for longer that we can.
>Now remember, I'm not being charged for any of this . . . it's included
>in my 30 day, 100% warranty.
>Now I know that the dealership doesn't want to buy a new tranny for this
>car.  Hell, I only paid 13,400 for the thing (with 38K miles) two months
>ago.   However, I'm a little more than concerned that the Audi mechanic
>says "new tranny" (even though he never opened the thing up) and and the
>Cadillac service guy wants to take it to a non-dealer transmission shop
>to "rebuild it."
>I'm thinking . . .  they should probably be encouraged to buy the car
>back, fix it with whatever they want, & sell it to someone else.   (By
>the way, "encouraged" can sometimes be read . . . threatened.)