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Cobra Transmissions

By Jimm on Sun 14 October 2018

Randy Charles and team are very courteous, professional and will return phone calls; excellent communication to keep the customer up-to-date. Highly recommended transmission service repair and overhaul shop in the Lexington (central KY) area; serving Fayette and surrounding counties.

Cobra Transmissions

By Jimm on Sun 14 October 2018

Randy Charles and team are very courteous, professional and will return phone calls; excellent communication to keep the customer up-to-date. Highly recommended transmission service repair and overhaul shop in the Lexington (central KY) area; serving Fayette and surrounding counties.

Certified Transmission Inc

By Jimm on Sun 19 August 2018

We personally recommend Certified Transmission Repair Inc., in Mishawaka, IN for business integrity and professionalism. My wife and I are Kentucky residents, and loaned a truck to our daughter to drive; a well maintained 2003 Ford Ranger 2WD 4.0L @ 111k miles with the 5R55E automatic. The previously rebuilt (Sept. 2016) transmission just failed suddenly: no drive in any gear - September 6, 2018 at 7:30 PM on the highway! We arranged for an emergency delivery service, and contacted Certified Transmission the next business day to give specifics; condition, vehicle history, and maintenance. They promptly installed a fully rebuilt transmission (torque converter, all friction bands/sprag, solenoids, pump, forward and direct drums, pistons, speed sensors) for us - with a 3 year/100k warranty. Certified Transmission Repair is a member of both ASE and ATRA (Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association) and BBB rated.

Woodford Transmissions

By Jimm on Wed 31 May 2017

Had an intermittent shifting (hesitation and lurching during upshifts; 1-2-3-4) issue with a transmission previously rebuilt in September, 2016 by Woodford Transmission. The 2003 Ford 5R55E transmission is still under the 12month/12k miles warranty, so I returned the truck to the shop for their diagnosis and repair as needed. Mind you, I had just spent $1300.00 to have the original transmission semi-overhauled. Knowing full well for that expense, I could have installed a rebuilt transmission for less! Anyway, no transmission fault codes were stored, displayed, or retrieved. The shop kept the truck for a few days; checked fluid level (I had already done this), checked for the well-known harsh upshift 2-3 condition-no problems noted or reported. Finally I called the shop without hearing any response - and was told 'no issues, could not duplicate the problem'. Needless to say, I'm still nervous, but at least it's still under the warranty until September 2017.

Jack Kain Ford, Inc.

By Jimm on Mon 03 August 2015

Very expensive (almost prohibitive) for both the per hour labor charges and for the individual parts prices.