I agree. That's why I'm willing to pay for parts and an hour of labor. OE parts on multiple sites cost no more than $600 and lets say they charge $100/hr for labor. I'll pay $700. And you're right, that basically how much a 130 mile tow would have cost.... the clutch was damaged by starting off in 6th gear instead of having the car towed ... the dealer probably won't pay for the clutch (IMO). They should pay for the re &re to get to the clutch 'cuz that's needed to access the transaxle...
Oof. Well, luckily you re-couped most of your wasted expenditure. Just in case, I'll need to find out who I can even complain to in Florida (probably no one; because FL 🤣)I paid about $2,300 all in at my dealership. I filed a complaint with CA Bureau of Auto Repair against the initial shop and got a refund from them. They charged $2,500.
so i got curious and finally looked all this up in the service manual....not skimmed it, actually really looked at it.Yeah, adequate ht. is an issue. That's why I have a selection of PSL-beam cuttoffs as dunnage. The usual is to use an apron-mounted engine/transaxle support, remove frt subframe (that's heavy, btw), then drop out the transaxle, out the bottom. Trans jack... or floor jack + secured-in-place (?) dunnage might work well...
It's a LOT of work, but generally, transaxle comes out from underneath... Engine support bar is of course necessary. Lotsa them sold for fwd transverse engine cars...so i got curious and finally looked all this up in the service manual....not skimmed it, actually really looked at it.
oh man....what a gong show. i don't think that's a job i can do on my own. i've replaced clutches before but this one is special.
i'm starting to wonder if lifting the entire engine and trans out straight up might be easier. but then all that wiring....ugh.
Im not smart enough nor talented enough to know what that is. But i am going to look it up
Fortunately for me, ive already ruined my console trim, so it comes off in a snap. 5 minutes of fiddling and i got the selector cable aligned. I havent driven it enough to say its perfect but is 10x better than it was. 6th still has a distinct vibration when at speed. I'm going to take a serious look at it over the weekend and see what i can do.I've done it. Removing the trim is a PITA but it's doable.
The shifter was misaligned after the dealership finished. I could partially go into Reverse when moving the shifter left before going up into first.
It was locked out so I couldn't engage Reverse unless I pressed it down but it was an issue.