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98 Sportshift Prelude tranny prob. lawsuit???

05-11-2008, 10:16 AM
Alright, I have a 98 prelude with 112k on it. I noticed the tranny fluid was very dark and needed changed. Well, i was an idiot and went to a Pennzoil quick change place and had the tranny flushed. That night, I drove to a concert forty miles away and on the drive home I couldn't shift past 2nd gear. Even the numbers on my dash changed to 3 and 4 but the car would not shift. So I didn't want to blow my engine so I had it towed home.

One of my good friends happens to work at the Pennzoil place and said that they used the wrong tranny fluid for my car. He also said that I should talk to my lawyer about the problem. The owner of the Pennzoil shop was really shitty on the phone with me about it but did refund the money for the flush.

So, should I push forward with a lawsuit or what? Also, does anyone know any other reasons that this has happened to me?

05-11-2008, 02:37 PM
you might have a case read the paperwork you signed first it might be a waiver for lawsuits

05-14-2008, 10:00 AM
It would cost more in time off work and a hassle than it would be worth, chaulk it up to a lesson learned.

05-14-2008, 02:08 PM
I'd file a suit in small claims court.
Costs you around $50.00
The company has insurance for just that sort of thing,
it happens more than you think.
If you search the net you may be surprised how many
settlements have happened already.:cool:

06-03-2008, 05:45 PM
Find a reputable repair shop to look into the issue, if he says that this quick lube place could be at fault go to the quick lube shop and talk to the owner about the process. He doesn't need to be threated until he tells you your out of luck. Then go to the Better Business Bureau and see if they will help. Lastly if you think it could be worth your time and money talk to an attorney. And don't go back to one of those places again!

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