We went by the mechanic shop today (Thurman Service in New Bern) I knew that he was pulling my transmission out only b/c my Dad had been there earlier in the week and commented on my Jeep being there. It's been there since last Friday and we never got a call. So we go in today and "Oh yeah, I needed to call you today; been trying to get a price on your parts all week and then the guy shows up and delivers them today" I was a bit peeved at this and hope it's not his tactic to land a job. I was very clear "I want a diagnostic and a rough estimate, I might have to save $$ before getting any work done; glad to pay for a diagnostic" I'm going to try not to be a brat about it, but I hate to set the pace in this manner with a new mechanic. It's not acceptable by my standards. Communicate with me damn it and don't keep me waiting days on end with nothing going on. That is partly why I left the last guy.
Anyway, Greg said just go ahead with it. They won't get to it till maybe next Tuesday. Here's my lack of automotive knowledge, I'll try to tell you what was wrong, haha. Fifth gear, he had out to show me, it was stripped down looking on one side of the gear. Third gear sounded like it just needed an adjustment. $400 something in parts, and just under a grand he estimates with labor and my transmission should hopefully be in order.
I just hope to have my jeep back before the end of next week, I miss it!