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Old 01-10-2010, 06:59 PM
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The VW dealership was asked what a filter, gasket and pan fluid change would cost on my 99 Golf. I asked because I cant get a straight answer on the fluid etc that goes in it, and it needs a tool to check temp prior to oddball way of checking fluid.
Here is what they wanted, for the items asked plus labor.
"To answer your service question, VW performs a trans service. They replace the trans pan gasket, the strainer (filter), they remove the fluid from the pan and then refill the trans. Parts and labor est. Would be $499.95+tax. We would need to order the parts and would take about a week to arrive."
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:24 PM
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:25 PM
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I had an 01 jetta and had similar stupidity come from the service department. I would never own another VW product
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I had an 01 jetta and had similar stupidity come from the service department. I would never own another VW product
High maintenance costs and poor reliability = no VWs for me.
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High maintenance costs and poor reliability = no VWs for me.
I am in agreement with all. This car has so many little issues, its amazing.
Windows fall down due to plastic slips on steel wire breaking, wheel bearings are weak and go quickly. Just a bad vehicle altogether.
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I had my Mercedes done at the dealer for $140. VW must be smoking something.
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:58 PM
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I had my Mercedes done at the dealer for $140. VW must be smoking something.
Its the complexity of the VW way of doing things. 485 was quoted by someone else.
Here is a simple write up on how to do it.
There is a PDF file at the beginning of this write up
http://faculty.ccp.edu/faculty/dreed...ech/atf01m.htm
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Do it yourself, save a lot of money, and learn a few things at the same time
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Do it yourself, save a lot of money, and learn a few things at the same time
Why pay for something that you can do yourself for a whole lot cheaper. $500 is way tooooooo much for a filter/fluid change. I don't let other people touch my car because they might not do something right and later on down the road it will end up costing much more.
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