i need a new trans (torque conv problem) any other option than paying 7k to rep? on 2004 Volkswagen Passat W8

my check engine light goes on and off every few hours, but other than a lil kick when tapping the gas it seems fine. HELP IS APPRECIATED!!! my first car lol 125k miles btw

by in Lighthouse Point, FL on January 07, 2013
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2 answers 4 comments
ANSWER by , January 07, 2013
have it scan tested for codes
COMMENT by , January 08, 2013
i had it scanned and code came back as a recalled coil for the starter. part is on its way. Second opinion was a gunther vw dealership which gave me a 7000 quote for a new transmission. I have a buddy who has a certified mechanic to install the tranny once i find one for about 2k. Any places or websites that have the automatic w8 transmission?
ANSWER by , January 08, 2013
seek a free diag from ammco the shop pricing at several other shops
COMMENT by , January 20, 2013
I brought it in to Transmission kings. He is COMPLETELY rebuilding the transmission. Lead mechanic said the tranny wasn't getting enough fluids and it was overheating the gears and there were about 7 codes that came up all tranny related. For that kind of work is 4200 worth it?
COMMENT by , January 20, 2013
ya good old german cars
COMMENT by , January 20, 2013
yea as in thats a good price? or as in german clunker lol