Regarding my 1988 Mercury Grand Marquis, which earlier I said had the
drivetrain fall out when I took off too hard in neutral & pushed it in Drive
Found out from the mechanic today that the drivetrain did some damage to the
transmission on its way out, and it looks like $420 worth of work necessary.
Was also told that most likely that was all that was needed but it was
POSSIBLE--not likely, but possible--that more damage was done and there was
no way to know for sure until the previous work is performed.
Is this common? Is it worthwhile? Meanwhile, given that we only paid $550
for the car anyway maybe this is the end of the line.