so my check engine light has been on for FOREVER and i got it checked out, went to the dealer and all
they said i had an internal leak and were also gonna replace some sort of pan under my car (cause they said it was banged up) but anyway--- they wanna do it for about $1700. that seemed a bit steep to me.
is this a repair that could be done elsewhere for much cheaper? ive been driving the car like this for quite a long time and havent noticed much difference. it seems smoother somehow when changing gears, however. before the problem i would feel sortof a jerk or something when it changed gears, but now u can hardly feel the gears changing at all. the gears *are* changing and its driving alright, im just worried. a lot. i dont want to buy a new transmission. oh yeah, i have an automatic transmission, 1996 318is.
If it needs to be done, make sure you get a quote from the dealer. And when I say quote, I mean they should print you out a parts list with labor and such and with a grand total. You can probably find the parts a lot cheaper online and the labor can be cut in half or you could do it yourself.
The only thing I can hypothesize the 'TCC' being is the Torque Converter. Below you will see alink that shows all the parts and part numbers for the 318's auto trans. Do a little clicking and see what you find.
yeah i remember him saying tcc stood for torque converter clutch or something like that.
you guys are amazing.
so any idea what this $360 for parts could be? and if they only work 12.6 hours then thats me paying them $106/hr. to get up to the $1700 they estimated for me. jeez. i dont think my uncle or i can fix this on our own so I guess i'll just take it to someone (NOT the dealer) and see if they'll charge me less than $106 an hour to do it.
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