Car is second hand but still under 3month dealer warranty. Erratic gear changes (slow and jerky) have seen it be booked in to auto transmission expert by the dealer. He will pay for parts and repair but advises that the service required once the bit is taken apart should be covered by us $400 + GST. I spoke direct with the mechanic who says that this is not an optional extra but has to be done in order to carry out the repair. Dealer is saying it is not his problem. Anyone have a comment about this. Fair Trading have advised that they think it is all part of the same repair (but phone person is obviously not a mechanic....)
So what exactly are they doing?
Hopefully it's a valve body replacement, because the VB itself wears out unless they are tooled and skilled in rebuilding them. Sonnax do specialised kits for repair not that I have any experience with it.
$400 for the service,Hmmm. Seems excessive.
My expectation would be the most you should have to pay would be a new filter and about 8 litres of fluid.(consumables)
They could replace the VB, reuse the filter and top up 2 -3 litres or the volume that drains out, but I would not want that.
Best practice would be new filter and complete flush.
Maybe $150 -200 in consumables.
$200 labour to do a flush? I don't think so