Four Months ago I had my 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 6 spd towed into the Aamco on the basis that they were a nationally recognized organization that could handle fixing my transmission. The transmission had been run dry on fluid, and wouldn’t engage multiple gears. I brought the truck and was quoted $1400 dollars. I gave them the go ahead, with a 1 week turnaround time. 5 weeks later, with a 3k dollar bill, I finally received my truck back. “Every single piece in this trans had to be replaced except for one selector rod” the dude told me. On the drive home the transmission was grinding into gears so I promptly turned around. The tech drove it, told me “it’s normal after the extensive work we did…it’ll go away within a couple hundred miles” He wasn’t totally wrong; it did stop grinding into most gears…but one in particular, no matter how you shifted…it grinded. We took the truck back two months later to address the grinding issue. They Drained the fluid and found metal shavings in it. They said they were going to put a thicker fluid in it, and I stopped them and advised…. I know this transmission ONLY takes a specific fluid (I had just recently blown the transmission to my dream truck, so I did A LOT of research…clearly I was hoping for an easy fix)…. And they said, “This fluid is the same stuff, just a little thicker” Not even a week after taking the truck, the transmission is now making a really loud humming noise. I returned to Aamco 2 weeks ago with my truck, only to find out…”It’s a bearing noise” When I told them that it’s covered under warranty…Aamco is telling me that I am NOW out of warranty and they will not do anything. AAMCO changed my fluid to the INCORRECT fluid WHILE IT WAS UNDER WARRANTY, and once I have an issue, they claim it is no longer under warranty? ALL OF THIS is not to mention that the “3 year 50,000 mile warranty” that’s advertised on their board doesn’t apply…I only have a 3 month warranty. DO NOT go to the Aamco at 2525 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL 33901
We were heading through ft myers on our way to fort lauderdale and the car just stopped like it wasnt in gear. Our car was in the aamco transmission shop on kenwood for almost 2 weeks for what started out as a simple problem at first to now needing the transmission rebuilt! We didnt have much faith in these guys. We called the aamco on fowler and they sounded as lost as the aamco on kenwood! After we left their shop the car had the same problem on alligator alley!!!! Had the car towed to the dealer and we needed a computer, the transmission was fine and didn't need to be rebuilt!!