I bought my 2000 GTS 2weeks ago and just noticed that the gear grinds in Reverse & downshifting into 4th. I know this is a common GTS problem between the year 2000-2001 and it's bugging me quite badly
Anyways, I wasnt too worry about it because I bought an Extended warranty along with the car from AUL administrators (not sure if any of you heard of it)
Today I took the car to Toyota, they test drove it and they were guessing that might be the problem with synchros.
Unfortunately my 5years 60000miles warranty has expired, so I have the service advisor call up the AUL (the extended warranty company) and they responded that "the dealer have to tear the whole tranny apart and state exactly which component has failure, until then we will not sure if it's covered in the policy." Well the cost of tearing the tranny apart is $700
if by the time they have teared the tranny and find out the problem that's not covered in the policy, I have to be responsible for the $700
Here's what it saids in the term & condition
"The automatic or manual transmission case is covered if damage by the failure of an internally lubricated part."
My question is that does the synchros related to the internally lubricated part? and should I take the risk to have them tear my tranny apart?
Welcome to ALL suggestion~ and thanks for reading