Complaint: I was looking at buying a used 92 Ford Explorer 4wd from a business in the Hammond area. The owner told me it had a transmission leak but had it looked at by other mech. and told it needed to be resealed. The owner was going to just donate the car to charity but offered to sell it to me for $500 buck. I told him I wanted to see how much the transmission would cost to repair it. Aamco towed it to their shop, then took it for a test drive and she said it shifted fine and prob just needs to be resaled as well. Well they had me sign an agreement for a reseal $695 (keep in mind I’m still not the owner of the car). Then comes the bad news call we need to replace the converter, a solinoid, and the planetory gears, and then reseal it at a cost of $2,000. This could be found because the gears were loose and they found metal shavings. I smell scam… the explorer has 90,000 miles I talked to some mechanics at my work that work on Macks and they said it sounds like a scam. I called Aamco and told them that the transmission would out value the car and that I think just resealing it would be the way to go, then I was told that id I had that done then none of the work could be under warranty and that it would still leak. The company that ownes the car called Aamco and said they never auth. any work to be done on the car and was comming to pick it up the next morning. Do I owe any money to Aamco and do you think it was a bait and switch? Thanks Daniel New Orleans, LouisianaU.S.A.
Tags: Auto Mechanics
Address: 106 Market St. Hammond, Louisiana U.S.A.