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Old 09-13-2012, 08:18 AM   #21
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Ford dealer got back to me. Said the transmission either needs to be rebuilt or replaced. Electrical deterioration and a lot of metal shavings in the pan and fluid. Estimate is $3500 for a refurbished unit. Also heard about the After Warranty Assistance program that Ford and other dealers have. Does anyone know about this?
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:39 AM   #22
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How many miles are on the car?

I've heard of companies doing good-will replacements where the customer pays a small part of the cost. If it was something like 50003 miles, you might have better luck pushing it along.

$3000 is a lot for a transmission. I'd call around to local transmission shops NOT AAMCO, and see what you can do for one?

It's not a rare car by any means, so a rebuild should be less than $3k from a private company. It won't be a complete different transmission like Ford dealer would do. Get it with some upgraded internals and install a transmission cooler.
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I would consider a $400 junkyard trans, but the labor will probably run you another $1000+ to swap it.
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^ what this guy said.
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I have a 1st gen or I'd sell you mine for core price.
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An experienced tech will know what they're getting into by sound and feel... go get those other quotes!
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So, I thought I would give an update. Ford originally diagnosed and said that the transmission either needs to be rebuilt or replaced. I authorized them to tear down the tranny to see what was causing the problem. In the meantime I spoke directly with Ford Customer Service, and asked them if there was any assistance available because I was so close to the end of my warranty. Fast forward a week, Ford told me, and maybe I'm not remembering clearly, but a drum inside the transmission was broken and that caused it to break other things in the housing?

The dealer submitted an estimate to Ford Customer Service for around $3400. The dealer and Ford are going to cover $2400 of that, so my out of pocket expense is right at $1000. Although I would rather not be out of pocket at all, I think this was a fair arrangement between Ford, the dealer, and myself.

For anyone else that is having problems out of warranty. Ford has a program called CuDL, formerly After Warranty Assitance (AWA). Basically it extends your warranty from 5/60k to 5/100k. Ford will assist in up to two incidences after warranty. It is not for sure though, the CuDL program is based on many factors included loyalty to the Ford brand. I am 25 and this is the second new car purchased by myself through Ford. My cosigner on the titles have also bought several new cars from Ford, so I ranked highly on the CuDL score.
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wow whores have to put out for <$100 all you did is cuddle and you got $2400

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So, I thought I would give an update. Ford originally diagnosed and said that the transmission either needs to be rebuilt or replaced. I authorized them to tear down the tranny to see what was causing the problem. In the meantime I spoke directly with Ford Customer Service, and asked them if there was any assistance available because I was so close to the end of my warranty. Fast forward a week, Ford told me, and maybe I'm not remembering clearly, but a drum inside the transmission was broken and that caused it to break other things in the housing?

The dealer submitted an estimate to Ford Customer Service for around $3400. The dealer and Ford are going to cover $2400 of that, so my out of pocket expense is right at $1000. Although I would rather not be out of pocket at all, I think this was a fair arrangement between Ford, the dealer, and myself...
I'm so glad to hear that things worked out; this really made my day! Next time you go in for a service appointment, use some of these coupons and save some extra green: http://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conten...iceCouponsPage

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