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Hello newbie to the forum.
I have a black 2003 forester cross sport 2.0 automatic trany. About 3 weeks ago I was making a run from the country side when I noticed that gearing down into first and second the car would jerk and make a thuding sound. I stopped and the car would jerk again going from first to second and to third. The higher gears worked fine.
Brought it to a transmission "mechanic" and he charged me $2K and didnt fix it and said it was the Valve body that was bad. After I left his shop the car shut down on me and I had to have towed back to him.
Its still giving me problems and I dont know what to do! Can anyone help. He said the the valve body will cost $250 US.
 

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He charged you $2,000 and didn't fix your problem? Time to find a new mechanic.
 

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I decided to stop my cheque payment and get a 2nd opinion. Another mechanic today told me it sounds like the low and reverse break band in the transmission. Any tips?
 

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