Question about 2003 Lexus ES 300
My 2003 lexus had what seemed to be a periodic missing problem. I was told by the dealer that the transmission has to be replaced. Surely there is a lesss costly repair method than a total replacemtn
I'm going to assume that the shop diagnosis is correct. To do virtually any transmission repair except minor seal changes and filter changes, the unit must be removed and torn apart. This is because all internal components are basically strung together on the mainshaft (picture a bunch of doughnuts on a broomstick). Therefore since the "broomstick" can only be removed from the front of the unit, that's all they can do. Many shops do not have an in-house transmission expert. It is more reliable for them to use a "certa" unit which is a factory rebuild, rather than needing to rely on local shops for this work.
Therefore, even if your problem is small, it still takes a complete teardown to repair it...better to just put in a different one. If you doubt the diagnosis, have an independent shop verify the dealers findings.!!
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
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