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Complaint Review: AAMCO of Bronx, NY

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  • Submitted: Mon, September 20, 2010
  • Updated: Mon, September 20, 2010

  • Reported By: TonyD565 — Rockaway Park New York United States of America
AAMCO of Bronx, NY
1027 E Gun Hill Road Bronx, New York United States of America

AAMCO of Bronx, NY Charged me to fix my Manual Transmission and now I have more problems. Bronx, New York

*General Comment: Overheating Manual Transmission?

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I brought my 1992 Chevy Camaro into the AAMCO at 1027 E. Gun Hill Rd, Bronx NY 10469.  I was dealing with an Anthony Sollitto.  I brought my car in on July 8, 2010, my car completely died, no motion what so ever.  I had it towed to this AAMCO service dealership because it was the closet to where I was at the time.  I live in Rockaway Park NY, the nearest dealership to me is on Utica Ave in Brooklyn.  The towing cost would have been over $150.00.  I did not get an estimate until next day and Anthony also asked me if I had trouble starting the car, I told him no, I picked the car up on 7/16/2010, I test drove it and while I was with the mechanic I told him first gear was popping, they told me they would check it out, I came back a few hours later to pick up the car, I paid $1,902.81, for a blown clutch, flywheel, slave cylinder and Anthony told me everything was fixed it would be like have a new transmission, bring it back in a few weeks.  I asked him about the popping first gear, he said things are new it has to work itself out, he will check it when I bring it back.  A few days later I had trouble starting the car, I needed to pop the clutch in & out about six to seven times to get it to start. I called a Anthony and told him about the starting of the car, he told me something might be out of alignment he will check it out when I bring it in,  First gear was popping more and more as the weeks went on, I was not going to be in the Bronx for a few weeks, so I left the car in my driveway until I new I was going to be able to bring the car in because the popping of first gear and the starting issue was getting worse.  I spoke to Anthony on Tuesday August 17, 2010, he told me that I can bring the car in .  I brought the car in for them to check out the problems, I came back in a few hours, they told that there was something wrong in the transmission that when they did the service work, they only fixed what was needed, the transmission was good.  I told Anthony that I told him that first gear was popping, when test drove the car that day of pick up, and I was told it would work itself in. I was told to bring back the car the next day by Anthony and he would check everything out.  I only had problems with first gear popping and trouble starting the car.  I also found out that Tuesday night I tried to use my car at night and I had no headlights working.   I brought my car in on  Wednesday morning August 18, 2010, I was told that check the car, some part in the transmission were broken and that they had to order parts and the car had to stay overnight, (Nothing about cost was discussed).  I made arrangements to get home and I took a 2 hr train ride to get to work in the Bronx on time, I received a call about 1:pm on Thursday August 19, 2010, about what was broken on my transmission, what I had needed and that it would cost me another $1,000 dollars.  I told them, I would be back at the end of the day to pick up my car and to put the transmission back the way it was, how do I know that they did not break my transmission.  I pick-up the car and start to drive away, I tried to start the car had trouble, but when I did start the car now the starter grind, which did not happen before.  As I was driving home first gear popped a few time and when I went to put it in Fifth Gear, I have no fifth gear, which I had no problem with second thru fifth gear. The transmission is also getting very hot. There is even more damage now than when I just got the car back.  The car has been sitting in my driveway since I arrived home on Thursday night August 19, 2010. Listen I borrowed the money to fix the transmission the first time, if I need more money I would have gotten more money.  When I left that dealership, I thought I had a rebuilt transmission complete like new for almost $2,000, I could have put an almost new racing transmission in for $3,000, but I went to a name I thought I can trust.  I can have other transmission place fix all the problem, but if I do I void the 1 year warranty on what I already had done.  I made an appointment  with the AAMCO on Utica Ave Brooklyn for Thursday  August 26, 2010, and I already told him what had happen.  The AAMCO of Utica Ave told me that it will cost me $700 just to open the Transmission upi to tell me what is wrong withit Every time I bring my car into this AAMCO Dealership something else happens to the car.  I know it is an old car, but it runs good, but I do not need someone else to make more thing go wrong with my car.  I would like to fix this problem right away, I use this car every day. It is now September 20, 2010, the car is still have trouble, I am saving my money to order a completely rebuilt transmission, the cheapest I could find is $1000.00, but it will be like have a new transmission. Trough all of this I have emailed Dana Mapp at AAMCO Corporate and recieved no response to any of my emails.


Anthony DiCiervo Jr.

Rockaway Park NY

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#1 General Comment

Overheating Manual Transmission?

AUTHOR: Jim - (U.S.A.)

They probably put the wrong grease in it (Yes I know it's really Oil) some manual trannys use ATF (Automatic Trans Fluid) and some use 85/90Weight oil, Jumping out of first gear is a damaged synchronizer, that sometimes means all three parts have to be replaced Low gear,  (the Gear itself) Synchronizer sleeve and Bronze "Synchronizer".

It looks to me like they have no idea how to fix a manual, I know from experience they don't know anything about diagnosing troubles, just Overhaul, Overhaul, Overhaul, and if it doesn't shift right Overhaul again.

I once worked for a Mr Transmission, I quit after ONE day because I knew how to fix what was wrong, and they only wanted to sell Overhauls, my experience and dealership training was not what they wanted. They were looking for a laborer that would follow a chart, smarts not neeed or wanted.

Needless to say, I'm somewhat disgusted with trans shops

I've been to Ford, Chevy, Chrysler, and Toyota factory schools, these Trans shop guys simply follow a dis-assembly chart, and don't have any idea what is needed to REPAIR anything.

I'm sorry you EVER went there, Chalk it up as an expensive lesson and buy that Competition transmission.

Starter not even starting is either a "Clutch switch" Mis-adjusted, or a bad Starter itself, Grinding is possibly a tooth ground off the flywheel, but that's rare.

Manual trans ring gears on the flywheel are easily replaced, getting TO it is a bitch.

Hope this helps, it's a bitch to be screwed by incompetence and incompetents.

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