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AAMCO or Toyota Dealership for transmission repair? #73408 Dec 26, 3:14am Dec 26, 3:14am
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AAMCO or Toyota Dealership for transmission repair?
AAMCO or Toyota Dealership for transmission repair? I've been having trouble shifted into and out of gears smoothly and with little effort. What's the better shop? What's better for the money? Should I get estimates? Thanks!


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Re: AAMCO or Toyota Dealership for transmission repair? [Re: supra_celica] #73409 Dec 26, 10:20am Dec 26, 10:20am
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check linkage lubercation.


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Re: AAMCO or Toyota Dealership for transmission repair? [Re: Death] #73410 Dec 26, 12:17pm Dec 26, 12:17pm

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I would go to AAMCO or even a small privatly owned shop around you. Small shops do as good of work as toyota. Also always offer to pay cash and see if they will knock down the price.

Re: AAMCO or Toyota Dealership for transmission repair? #73411 Dec 26, 12:47pm Dec 26, 12:47pm
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Re: AAMCO or Toyota Dealership for transmission repair? [Re: supra_celica] #73412 Dec 26, 1:08pm Dec 26, 1:08pm
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Re: AAMCO or Toyota Dealership for transmission repair? [Re: supra_celica] #73413 Dec 27, 1:23am Dec 27, 1:23am
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cash will save you the tax money that ull pay with credit card. i wouldnt really think it would give you anymore discount then that.

Re: AAMCO or Toyota Dealership for transmission repair? [Re: supra_celica] #73414 Dec 27, 5:45am Dec 27, 5:45am
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I have a slipped synchro and my car is still under warranty for another 14000 miles, however, i have CAI on my celica and i think it may void my warranty, does anyone know for sure?

Re: AAMCO or Toyota Dealership for transmission repair? [Re: stefanoc] #73415 Dec 27, 9:36am Dec 27, 9:36am

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Originally Posted by stefanoc
cash will save you the tax money that ull pay with credit card. i wouldnt really think it would give you anymore discount then that.

Maybe not save you money at aamco but little privatly owned shops will give you a deal if you pay cash because they just pocket the money they dont have to report it or anything.

Re: AAMCO or Toyota Dealership for transmission repair? [Re: supra_celica] #73416 Dec 27, 11:21pm Dec 27, 11:21pm
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Get estimates

Re: AAMCO or Toyota Dealership for transmission repair? [Re: supra_celica] #73417 Dec 28, 12:04am Dec 28, 12:04am
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actually ur right. but when they do that, then you wont get a repair invoice. so if anything happens (proof that something was done on the car), you wont have any. you cant go against the place if something wrong with it, they can deny they did work on ur car. they wont have a record, and you wont have a proof. in other words, you wont have insurance, or warranty, or whatever, you get the point...

Re: AAMCO or Toyota Dealership for transmission repair? [Re: supra_celica] #73418 Dec 28, 12:24am Dec 28, 12:24am
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That's a good point.

Re: AAMCO or Toyota Dealership for transmission repair? [Re: Death] #73419 Dec 31, 4:58am Dec 31, 4:58am
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Originally Posted by Death
check linkage lubercation.


How do I do this? Is it under the car? Anyone know how much this runs?


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Re: AAMCO or Toyota Dealership for transmission repair? [Re: despair] #73420 Dec 31, 9:31am Dec 31, 9:31am
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In regards to your CAI and voiding the warranty...As long as your CAI is a recognized product for Toyota it will NOT void your car's warranty... It is against the law for Toyota to void the warranty for after-market modifications.

Check with your local Mod Shop. They should have a copy of the law for you.

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Re: AAMCO or Toyota Dealership for transmission repair? [Re: supra_celica] #73421 Dec 31, 9:35am Dec 31, 9:35am
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Originally Posted by supra_celica
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check linkage lubercation.


How do I do this? Is it under the car? Anyone know how much this runs?


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Re: AAMCO or Toyota Dealership for transmission repair? [Re: supra_celica] #73422 Jan 1, 10:11am Jan 1, 10:11am
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I have a Horror story when it comes to my local aamco, I took in my older car (a 93 probe .. yea yea I know beinng a FORD says it all) It was an automatic, they charged me over $3,000 dollars to rebuild my tranny. It took them almost 3 weeks and to top it of they cracked my back bumper and broke 6 peices off my side skirt taking it off the ramp. angry (didn't tell me about it until after I payed them and as I was pulling away.) Then it took them over a month to fix the body damge they cuased. thumbsdown If you have a warranty go toyota, but it you go to aamco make sure you run them by your local BBB.

Re: AAMCO or Toyota Dealership for transmission repair? [Re: supra_celica] #73423 Jan 1, 11:26pm Jan 1, 11:26pm
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jsut remember if you go to aamco or a small shop that they use the correct parts. i know i had my tranny flushed by our family's mechanic. he did a great job at doing the flsuh. the only thing he did wrong was that my (mitsubishi) works the best with a specially fomulated tranny fluid. and well, he didn't use that. he just used the regular stuff. the car stil ran but the shifts weren't as crisp as they would be with the special mitsubishi fluid.

Re: AAMCO or Toyota Dealership for transmission repair? [Re: supra_celica] #73424 Jan 2, 1:50am Jan 2, 1:50am
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Thanks everyone. Tomorrow I will try that white grease. I hope I spray the right parts. Anything else besides the photos that I should lube? Thanks.


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Re: AAMCO or Toyota Dealership for transmission repair? [Re: supra_celica] #73425 Jan 5, 11:47am Jan 5, 11:47am
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Well, I did this and the shifting is a little smoother, but I'm still having a real hard time sometimes pulling out of 1st gear. Any thoughts?


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