Seems to me you were shafted.... IF the differential was opened, there would be marks on the painted bolts from air guns when they were removed and replaced.....Justice said:Well, I now need to find the TSB on the rear-end whine issue. The dealer claimed the warranty was void on the diff since "It's obviously been opened" because of the blue sealer. They made me pay $160+ for changing the fluid in the diff. I could have sworn one of the steps to the TSB was for them to try changing out the fluid before replacing the diff. If that's the case, and since it's obviously NOT a voided warranty, I want to try to get my money back for the fluid change.
Justice said:Does anyone have the actual TSB Number for this?! I can't seem to find it.
that good it worked out for you, now you should get them to give you a good deal on the rear end for all the troble. they should do something.Justice said:Well, just got back after meeting the service manager face to face, so he look over the problem personally. He says they only flagged the diff as warranty void on their own local system, and not in the national GM system. He's going to remove that flag, and refund me cost of the fluid change, but it may take a week before I see a check. As for the rear end changeout... I don't know if I want them touching it or not.
Granted, I know this is definately a learning experience for two dealerships (Both managers didn't realize that the GTO used Blue sealer), I just don't know what I'll do for the rear end. Just leary of what dealer to take it too.
Send a PM to GM Kid. I think he's in your area. Maybe he knows of a better dealer than you have now. Since Pontiac/Buick/GMC sales are falling of a cliff (SUVs kept a lot of those stores open for years -- not now with petrol at $3+ a pop), they're trying to make money by being really aggressive with their service departments. Since most people don't know when they're getting hosed -- the incentive is for the dealer to keep it up.Justice said:I just don't know what I'll do for the rear end. Just leary of what dealer to take it too.