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Dealer wants to charge me over 400 bucks to change the filter and the transmission fluid. My manual says it doesn't need to be changed on this engine until or after 100,000 miles, but the mechanic says it should be changed every 64,000 miles. I had a Chrysler Concorde that I drove for 442,000 miles before the transmission quit. Guess I could have gotten another 400,000 out of it if I would have changed the fluid every 25,000 miles like the companies on the internet say. but I figure it only cost me 1200 dollars to replace the transmission. If I would have kept changing the fluid and filter every 25,000 miles it would have cost me almost 7,000 dollars and if at 64,000 it would cost me 2762.50. So can anyone change my transmission fluid and filter for less than 400 bucks? If not, I will just keep driving it until the transmission drops. Then, get a used one from the junk yard cheap. Thanks
Did your Engine Light come on and the mechanic told you this, or do you really smell gas leaking all the time. Has your gas mileage changed? The mechanic told us that we needed to replace our fuel cap the first time, so they charged us and had to pay for a gas cap. Next time the engine light came on about 3 months later, same guy told my wife we needed to replace the hose from the tank to the gas cap. Had her pay 299.67 to order the part, then said it would cost another 166.00 to put it on when it came in. I had my wife go back the next day and talk to the Service manager who made the mechanic replace the gas cap for free, returnen our money including the restocking fee and we haven't had any trouble since. It's been three more months now. So, if your gas mileage is the same and you are not smelling gasoline all the time, then try a new gas cap. Good luck. I checked with PepBoys and they would replace it for around $200 bucks labor and all. I have a Dodge Durango 2011.