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Old 03-10-2010, 12:11 AM
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I took my 99 Volvo s80 122*** miles to what I thought was a good shop when the transmission service light can one. The mechanic said the transmission might need replace but the diagnostics test read that the s1 or s2 solenoid (not sure which one but it was only one) was causing the service light. The mechanic said that in the past replacing the s1 and s2 solenoid works. Told my ''jones" stories and they always replace both due to the large labor charge and the parts are not expansive. When I drop the car off I asked to see the removed parts. The work was done for $852 but the receipt only charged my for a s1 solenoid and gasket kit s1 plus trans fluid. They did not give my the removed parts. The service like is still on and when I went back to the shop diagnostic test read the s2 solenoid. He swears they replace both but only charge for s1 parts. Now they want to put a new transmission in. Any advice on what I should due.
 
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:59 AM
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If you want to play hardball you could put a stop-payment on your credit card and threaten to contact your Better Business Bureau and local Dept. of Consumer Affairs. Let them come after you in small claims court for the money; if they are in the wrong, they won't for fear of it coming out on record.
 
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