Date registered: Oct 2003
Vehicle: 2004 Lexus LS 430 Modern Luxury. 2012 Acura TSX (fun fun) Maybe MB again one day...
Location: Provo Spain
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Yea, labor seems way out of hand. Ten hours to take the thing out and back in again?
The transmission has been serviced every 30k, and I had the pan down just 10k ago. Everything looked fine.
It began to flare up between the 1-2 shift, holding it and then kicking back hard. Felt like a vacuum leak to me. When the pan was dropped, there were metal shavings everywhere, which really surprised me.
Other than the flare up, everything drove out fine.
The mechanic knows his stuff, actually recommended to me by a fellow board member, and works primarily on MB.
1500-2000 is what I'd expect for a rebuild.
I'll be shopping it out, thanks for the replies.