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Old 06-17-2015, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Hi, DH's 2008 ford fusion as diagnosed with "something wrong" in the transmission. Capital Ford is estimating $7,000 to replace it - yikes!!!! Any ideas regarding other options? Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-17-2015, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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Rose and Son's on South St. Raleigh is the best.
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Old 06-17-2015, 01:48 PM
 
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If done at the dealer, the TYPICAL dealer response for transmission issues is to R&R the entire assembly. They don't want to deal with fixing it.

That will solve the problem (I assume) but is the most expensive.

Alternatively, I would search Google using the error codes that were pulled from the computer. It's quite possible it's a reoccurring issue that many others have gone through.

I would visit a transmission specialty shop before making another move. I know what you are going through, my car's transmission starting going south on me a couple years ago. I ended up replacing it with a used one.
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Old 06-17-2015, 03:08 PM
 
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The hubby just got a quote for $3000-3500 from Peak Auto in Apex to replace transmission on 03 Pilot. Read online article on this topic and avg cost for SUV is $3090. You can check with them on how much they'll charge.
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Old 06-17-2015, 08:28 PM
 
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We had the transmission replaced on our 05 Odyssey back in December for $2800 at Affordable Transmission on Capitol Blvd. That included an add on that helps keep the transmission cool otherwise it would have been $2600.
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Old 06-17-2015, 08:38 PM
 
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Isn't that is more than the car is worth assuming it's running ok.
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Old 06-17-2015, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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If done at the dealer, the TYPICAL dealer response for transmission issues is to R&R the entire assembly.
Do they use R/R in the automotive world? Never noticed.
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Old 06-18-2015, 03:55 PM
 
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My co-worker had transmission problems two times (one time each) with her two Ford cars. She had to junk them each time when the transmission failed
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Old 06-18-2015, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Get a second opinion. The previous suggestion of Rose and Sons is decent. Try them. I suggest Griffin's transmissions. Not the cheapest but the work will be done correctly.

Still a whole lot cheaper than the stealership.
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:27 PM
 
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Check out DAUNTLESS Transmissions in Raleigh, NC.
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