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Old 06-28-2011, 10:45 AM
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Trannie Issue

I took my truck to the shop(highly recommended truck shop) last wednesday because it was shifting a bit strange, and wouldn't shift past 3rd gear. TOW/HAUL light was flashing. At first, they said it was a bad solenoid pack, then a bad valve body. So they fixed that today($1034), and when they test drove it, the problem was still there. They called and told me they have to remove the trannie, and an overhaul costs $1300 and a replacement trannie costs $2700. They won't know what it needs till they get it apart. Anyone have any history with these issues?
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:24 PM
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Sounds like they're not real sure what they're doing to me. So they wasted $1034 on a missed diagnosis and now want you to trust their new diagnosis? Time to upgrade. Get a beefed up tranny from BTS and move on. Tell 'em to put the $1034 toward the new tranny.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:51 PM
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I'm waiting to hear back from them. They are not inspiring confidence! I hate it when repair shops throw parts at a problem. From the recommendations I got, I didn't think I would have this problem......
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I've found that a shop's recommendation is only about as good as the guy recommending them. Is this a shop that comes highly recommended from a reputable tuner or ford shop/mechanic?, or was this a buddy who's neighbor used them and come highly recommended from him/her?


Like pgreensvt said, its somewhat apparent they really don't know what's going on. Sounds like a swing and a miss for their diagnosis.
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:08 PM
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Also a good engine or suspension shop isn't necessarily a good tranny shop. In the future consider the type of problem and pick the appropriate repair facility. I'd have gone to a tranny shop instead of a diesel shop.

Most any shop can R&R the tranny for you. That doesn't mean they can build you a good one.
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:12 PM
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It's Broadway Ford in Saint Louis. My friend, who is a mechanic, recommended them for diesels, and a few other people have sung their praises. They work on big fords, sterlings, caterpillars, etc. I hope they get it right. I'm not paying for the original wrong diagnosis. It's not my problem that they messed up.
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:48 AM
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Got my truck back yesterday - Runs great! After the initial repair that didn't work(solenoid pack and valve body-$1034), they pulled the trannie and found the actual problem. It was the overdrive clutch piston assembly. They fixed that and they ate the cost of the previous repair. The total was $1400. They redeemed themselves! Great bunch of guys to work with.
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