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Should I be worried?
So I bought my truck on April 17th 2010, on April 26th the trans went. Called around for a rebuild, most quotes were around the 2,500 mark, I also called the dealer I bought it from, they said they'll work with me seeing as I just bought it. They sent me to the shop that they use, the original price was $800, the dealer was going pay $675 I was going to pay $125, trans shop called said the planetary gear set in the O/D came apart and took out the rest of the trans, they didnt have the part, had to order it, the part was around $450, the dealer paid for half of the part, so I had to pay $350, and the dealer payed $900. So the whole rebuild only cost $1250, thats just rebuilding the trans I pulled it out of the truck and put it back in.
I guess what Im worried about is how he rebuilt it so cheap. Did he use cheap parts? Its a pretty big shop so is he cheaper because he does a high volume of repairs? I have just about 10,000 miles on it now with no problems yet, I drive very easy on it, I mean I baby it, I dont usually get over 2,000 rpm while accelerating, I have an aftermarket cooler Im going to install along with the stock cooler and a trans temp gauge I havent had time to put in. I also have a Superchips 1805 running the Mileage Save XS mode most of the time.
Should I be expecting another rebuild some time in the near future or am I just being really paranoid? Sorry for the long post
2000 F-250 Reg. Cab Long Box, 4x4, Auto., 285/75/16 GY Dura Tracs,
1990 Mustang 5.0 LX hatchback, auto, Prowler orange. Car has full exhaust, E-cam, Trick Flow upper and lower intake, ADJ. fuel pressure reg, A/C delete, AOD with hardened shafts shift kit and TCI 3500 stall, not yet installed 3:73 gears, and TFS Twisted Wedge heads