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Island Automotive Chat Victoria to Port Hardy and everything in between
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:25 AM   #1
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Reputable transmission shops in town?

My Ranger's transmission threw a code the other day (O/D light started blinking after going up the Malahat) and seemed like the transmission would no longer go into O/D.

The flashing light went away after shutting the engine off, and everything seems normal now but I want to get things checked out anyways, and fix any potential problems before they become serious and even more expensive.

Who do you guys recommend in town?

I don't care about cost, just quality of work and honesty (IE: Don't want a shop that will just tell me I need a rebuild if I may not actually need one).
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:32 PM   #2
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I went to Victoria Automatic Transmission (Dupplin St location) about 18 months ago to have my transmission fluid changed. I was very impressed with the customer service and professionalism. The shop was also nice and clean, which is always a bonus.

The procedure itself was expensive, but that's because they had to buy the fluid directly from BMW. Their labour rates were competitive.

Anyway, not sure if that's the sort of recommendation you were looking for, as I can't speak to their actual quality of work... but I was very impressed with their customer service and professionalism.

Since your car is driveable, it wouldn't hurt to get two different shops to look at it (in other words, do a bit of comparison shopping). I would imagine any good shop would be willing to read the codes and do a quick diagnosis for free.

http://www.victrans.com/
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go see wayne and the boys at bullfrog.
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Thanks guys, I will give both shops a call.
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Wayne at Bullfrog is topnotch!
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he did my rear diff and the front pinon seal leak in about 3 week after

to bad i never brought it back cause my car was off the road doh now i have to fix it
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Where did u go to get your transmission rebuilt at and would u recommended it to someone? were u happy with the results..
how is stans transmission?
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Where did u go to get your transmission rebuilt at and would u recommended it to someone? were u happy with the results..
how is stans transmission?
Just an FYI this is the Vancouver Island section (just to confirm since you're new to the site and your info says Burnaby)
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Where did u go to get your transmission rebuilt at and would u recommended it to someone? were u happy with the results..
how is stans transmission?
Look at the positive repair shop experience in the maintenance thread.

I had good experiences with Pacific Driveline on 6941 E. Hastings street (Near SFU).

Very honest brothers than own the shop.
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