Re: Extended Mechanical Warranty offered by Insurance Companies
Took that to a mechanic that was approved by the insurance company to have a look, which they believe is a gear box mounting / differential bushes / band adjustment after only a 3min test drive. They ask me to get the box serviced (in fact I drop the oil in the tranny around once a month), and if the service can't fix the job, they will replace the tranny mounting, then the bushes and the engine mounting. And only if I've done all those stuff, they will consider that it's a problem that is covered in the warranty. That's already around 300 before I can ask for a claim (and I still need to pay for a 200 excess when I make the claim). I wasn't really that satisfied, as they seems to just wasting my time and money.
Took it to another Auto Tranny place (I've been to there before as my old car was getting a faulty tranny, what the bloke there told me there was to sell the car as it wasn't worth the money to get that repaired. Seems like they are decent guys, at least they did give me some impartial opinion). They put the car on the hoist, plug in a pressure gauge, and found out that the valvebody controlling "P" gear is on the way out, producing an extremely high pressure, which causes the noise. They offered me to get the valvebody done for approx 250, while I will need to pay $200 excess every time I claim the warranty. I guess I'll get the valvebody done myself without all those hassles from the insurance company.
Swift. Agile. Deadly.
1988 NA Fairlane Series I
- 3.9L MPI Engine with 4.0L Equivalent Head
- Old Trusty 3 Speed BW M51 Auto
- Rear Sonar Sensor
- Cheapo CD Player
- Rear Spoiler
- All the luxury of a Fairlane