I do not recall running over anything yesterday. It is in the shop now and
the mechanic said that either something hit it or it wore out. I am
waiting for the inspector from my extended warranty company to check it out
and find out if it is going to be covered.
I was just curious to see if anyone else had this same problem and how
likely it is that it just wore out.
That depends on if the hole was produced from the inside out or outside in.
If the pinion shaft came out of the differential case while driving, that
could have caused severe damage to the transmission case , and it has
happened before, it will cause a nice hole in the transmission case. The
inspector would be able to tell this. Then of course if you hit something in
the road,, it would be road damage from the outside in.
Chrysler Tech (my opinion)
You were right. Something broke inside the transmission and punctured a
hole in the transfer case. My warranty company is going to pay for a new
transmission, they have already ordered it, I was so happy. Then the
repair shop called today and said that the warranty company called them and
said that they would not cover the core charges and that is going to cost
me approximately $500.00, plus mu deductible. I am not happy anymore, I
wasn't prepared to have to pay that.
Thanks again Maxpower, you were right.
It's bull#$^$. The core charges are going to have to be paid, because the
Transmission case is damaged. And the core charge is about right. However
the warranty company should be paying the core charge, not you. I would
fight them on it, and even file a claim in small claims court. You will win.
They are responsible for the payment of the claim, as it was not your fault.
Call your rep and tell him to pay the core, as your warrnty is to pay the
deductible, and tell him you will file a claim!
take them to court if you want.......the inspector will testify as well as
the mechanic at the shop......and the legal-ease in the contract will be
most likely they will settle for a lesser amount out of court if your lawyer
If there is a whole in the tranny case it is not a returnable core. The case
is more important to a rebuilder then the internals.
Ask your parts department. Even with DC if there is a hole in the case it is
not a returnable core.
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