I took my car to AAMCO, it was SUPPOSED to be the #1 transmission place. Told the guy what was going on, left it with him. Called every week for updates. Was finally told that it did need a new transmission and that it would cost $2000 and another few hundred for a fan clutch. Was told I could pick it up on Wed, then Thursday. Then I was told it wouldn't be ready until June 5, 2009. I left the car at the shop on June 15th. When I got there, a mechanic had his hands in my car and was replacing the can clutch. I call and ask what was going on, it was supposed to be done. He calls me back 20 minutes later and says it is done. So I go back and pay the jerk. I drive the car home and it is worse than when I took it in. I called him back and told him. Eric and I go for a test drive and he agrees that there is something still wrong with the truck, so he refunds me the money back. I tell him that I would like the keys and he gives them to me. I go to leave and he goes and sits in the car. Not allowing me to leave. Had his mechanic disable the car. I contact the police and tell them what is occuring. Finally, Eric gets out of the car and leaves, I go to get in my car and he comes around, laying on top of me, fondling me for the heys. My mother and I both call the police. He gets off of me and shuts the door on my foot. The police arrive, and state that we aren't able to know if he really did the work. But that I have to pay him anyway. Eric calls days later and says it is ready. I go back to AAMCO and my cousin test drives the vehcile. Again, it runs worse than when I took it there. I had to pay him or I couldn't get my car back. I took it to another mechanic, the fan clutch was the wrong size and it never needed a transmission. So a $200 job ended up costing me $2500 and a LOT of heartache. HE IS A JERK!! Whatever you do, do not deal with this guy. He and his staff have no idea what they are doing. Eric, the manager finally tells me the car did not need a transmission. STAY AWAY FROM AAMCO, EL PASO!!!
Lockport, New York