I wish there were some good mechanics in town I knew of. I hear horror stories from every place around here (El Dorado county CA). One of the main shops in town went out of business, tried not to tell their customers and get more money out of them just for them to show up to pick up their working car and to find an empty shop with their cars sitting out front with the keys in them still broken. I wouldn't trust a mechanic with a transmission either, they know more about engines generally than transmissions. Some of them will even sub-contract the job to a transmission specialist and just add their own fee onto the bill. I figured AAMCO would be good because of the warranty, but a warranty won't help me if my tranny falls out in the middle of the desert!
so I really wish I knew of a better place.
I'm not sure if the guy I bought it from was replacing the tranny fluid or adding tranny fluid. He did mention that there was a leak. I expected the worst for the price I got it for, so I didn't ask him too many questions about it, just planned on replacing it.
Does anybody in the Sacramento area have any transmission services that they highly recommend before I take this thing to AAMCO?
Thanks for all of the tips/suggestions.