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2002 Isuzu Trooper: automatic..the dealership fix it at no cost

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My son bought a 2002 Isuzu Trooper automatic less than a year ago from a dealership here in Hawaii. They took the car in for service when they experienced transmission trouble while driving. Should the dealership fix it at no cost and be held responsible? If not what should a new transmission cost. They were told it had to be dropped and repaired...

tims auto repair :

hi

tims auto repair :

if the carwas bought as is.....

tims auto repair :

the dealer may not be responsible

Customer:

Would you recommend repairing the transmission vs trading it in and getting a new car? The dealer offered $3000 trade on a new car

tims auto repair :

you will need to talk to your local lawer or to one on this site,,,there may be some type of lemon law in your state........i am a mechanic

tims auto repair :

well

Customer:

these are kids just starting out.. they don't need a big car bill

tims auto repair :

to rebuild the transmission will cost around $1500-$2200+/-

tims auto repair :

depending on the shop

tims auto repair :

if it s nice

Customer:

here in Hawaii they are saying 3-3500

tims auto repair :

it may be worth the fix

tims auto repair :

that is high$$$$$

Customer:

should I check the junk yards for a used ne first?

tims auto repair :

maybe an independend trans shop would be much cheaper

tims auto repair :

yes

Customer:

I KNOW! WELCOME to Paradise

tims auto repair :

you may be able to buy one from your local salvage yard for around $700-$1000

Customer:

I got a quote from another person who a a friend knows they said $2000.. I think they work out of their house.. probably no warranty

tims auto repair :

the $2000 isnt too bad

Customer:

first thinkg Monday I will ask the Junkyard Dogs if they have a low mileage trainy (sp)

tims auto repair :

yes..this would be what to do..in your case

tims auto repair :

also,,check other trans shops

Customer:

I just looked there is a lemon law..I'll check the statues..I just don't want the kids stuck..it's my son's wife's truck ... she had to have it though I asked them not to buy it... it was like her dads..except it is automatic and he can work on it because of the special tool it takes to change the fluid...

Customer:

okay will do.. thanks for your help...

tims auto repair :

you are very welcome

Customer:

this is the first time I have tried this site.. thanks for your help

tims auto repair :

research the law,,they may be responsible.....

tims auto repair :

you are very welcome..thanks for using justanswer

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