On the way home from work yesterday the Bonnie decided not to shift out of first gear. I took to a tranny shop today that has done some work for me in the past to try and determine what the problem is (after seaching the forums for a couple hours last night
) I was told that something has failed with 2nd gear but upon their diaganosis everything else seems ok.
I'm not sure what to do. They said it will cost $800 - $1000 to fix with $450 of that being the removal and reinstallation of the transmision. For another $500 I can get the entire transmission rebuilt.
I'm debating taking the tranny out myself and dropping it off to have the internal work done. I have never removed a tranny from a front wheel drive car before and after searching the forums I was unable to get an idea of how tuff it really is. How long should I expet it to take me? Are there any secrets? I am a fairly competent mechanic so I do not doubt my abilities, but I am wondering how much of a PIA it would be. Or is it worth the money to have someone else do it?
I do not do my own tranmission work so that will definitely be left up to the shop, but if I can save $450 on the R+R that will help me alot with my other bills.
The thing that really pisses me off id this car had the tranny rebuilt before I bought it, I have the receipt, only 2 years and 20,000 miles ago. Agrhhhhhh..... I apologize for the rant.
Thanks for the help.