Valve body problem on XLS
I recently had my valve body gasket replaced on my 2000 xls after I noticed some irregular shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear. The tranny would over-rev before shifting and at times would cause the O/D light to blink. I drove it for about two weeks before bringing it to a trans shop.
I was told that it was the valve body gasket and he performed the work after tellng me that he could not guarantee that it would fix the problem. Of course this did not fix the issue and it still does not shift correctly. He stated that the trans was perminately damaged and that it will probably need a rebuild at a later time. I was charged $300 for the work. He stated that he did not drive the truck before hand because it was low on fluid. He used a diagnosic machine to resolve the problem. He showed me the damaged gasket, and I could see that it was blown on one side. What kind of daage could it cause? Does anyone think that the problem may actually lie in the valve body, a part or whole unit? What should I do?