[Vwdiesel] Glow Plugs, relays, & ATF fluid

brian gochnauer brian at gochnauer.net
Sat Mar 21 07:01:38 PDT 2009

the local AAMCO shop told me they don't actually rebuild their transmissions
there, they are rebuilt in a regional facility.
So most likey that guy has enough experience to really know what to look for
when going through a paticular transmission,
not even sure it's an AAMCO facility...  :)


On 3/21/09, Val Christian <val at mongo.mongobird.com> wrote:
> I may disaggree with some of the theorys touted by the local AAMCO
> shop, but I have had him rebuild four automatic transmissions.
> One, on a Caravan, failed 364 days after his rebuild.  He didn't think
> the torque converter needed replacement, so he didn't replace it.
> He didn't charge me for it.  364 days later, it failed.  He rebuilt
> the entire transmission again, absolutely no charge, and absolutely
> no argument.
> Automatic transmissions require some tooling, and I'm just not setup to
> do them.  When I was a kid, I did one, though.
> In any event, the local AAMCO shop has done just fine by me.
> >
> > I am glad Loren knows of no dishonest mechanics in his area. I live in a
> small town & do not know of any dishonest mechanics except for a radiator
> shop I had a bad experience with, re-coring a radiator for my Model A Ford.
> I also agree with Loren that a few bad apples can tarnish the reputation of
> the 98% of mechanics who are competent & honest. Based on my second hand
> experience with AAMCO back in Minn. , I am leery of all nationally
> franchised auto repair chains & agree,  the media will often blow such
> incidents out of proportion. It is interesting to note that there are no
> nationally franchised auto repair chains such as AAMCO or Midas Muffler in
> the Grass Valley/Nevada City area although they do exist in Sacramento. If
> some of you have had good experiences with these national auto repair
> chains, speak up. I want to be fair. But what happened in Minn. is a matter
> of record if anyone wants to research it.
> > Bill Toensing, Nevada City, CA
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