Mixed feelings this week.
68,000 miles and got the van in for service.
It had been shifting poorly around 30 mph (both upshifting and
downshifting) since about 15k. Every time the service guys would flash
the TCM and it would be better for 5-8k miles; then it would *learn*
behavior and act poorly.
So they opt to not reflash but tear the tranny open.
I have the 100,000 mile extended warranty, so go for it.
In the meantime I get a quad-cab Dakota :)
Turns out in the tranny it needed a torque converter and clutch
components replaced. Again, I am okay with that - and the Service Advisor
has been in contact with me more than any other in the last 8 years.
Unfortunately they found some oil traces on the rear of the engine, up
high. It *could*
be a spill from filling, but they want to run dye
through to be sure it isn't a leak. Downside, I can't get the van back
until Monday at the earliest.
I noticed some splatter on the hood underside about a month ago. And
thought maybe it came from the valve covers, but I couldn't locate the
source then either.
Think happy thoughts for me, I can afford a warranty co-pay but not
anything more than that right now :/