Car has been serviced regularly, always by the GM Pontiac dealer. The dealer told me the engine light relates to the transmission and estimated $1000 to fix.
Mechanic at combination mechanic and body shop scanned computer (?) while doing body work and told me that the issue is a torque converter interlock issue. He was hazy about the code, so he obviously must have grabbed the wrong code when I asked. His verbal statement was generally consistent with the dealer'* statement. However, I'm a novice about these things.
I have always trusted the dealer, assuming I was paying a higher price for quality. However, the dealer blew a front brake job, leaving me with pulsating brakes at 60-70 miph. Then he blew the installation of a GM remanufactured transmission on my wife'* '95 firebird by leaving it leaking fluid. I just barely got it back to the shop.
So I don't have anyone I trust. A transmission place recommended by the mechanic wants me to leave car with them for a day. I'm concerned about leaving the car with a transmission place I know nothing about.
Your thoughts greatly appreciated.