Transmission Repair Reviews
in SE Portland OR – Clackamas Oregon
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It's been a year in a half since my rebuilt transmission and my 1993 Ford Mustang runs as if it was brand new. Reasonably priced and with great customer service. I am thinking for my next service, it will be the differential at River City Transmission. May even do some upgrades. I am planning to traveling from coast to coast one summer soon. I appreciate my 25 year old car more than ever because it feels so new and it was my Dads who passed in 2004. Thank you
I took my 2001 Acura CL to River City because I knew the transmission was probably shot. These cars and their twin the Acura TL have notoriously common transmission problem. Sure enough, one day, my transmission started slipping really bad. I took it to RiverCIty for an estimate and he gave me a somewhat large range, but still reasonable even at the top of the range. I left the car with them early on a Monday morning for a transmission rebuild and it was ready on Wednesday. I waited about a month to review to see if any problems cropped up, but the transmission is shifting like new and I have no complaints. I did end up paying $200 over the top price of the range he gave in the estimate, but he warned me that it could be more if they needed to replace parts, and they did indeed need to replace a gear.
River City Transmissions is exactly the transmission shop you are looking for: you will get an honest estimate, followed by expert work. The dealership wanted to drop a brand new manual transmission into my MX-5, but Scott at River City had the expertise required to overhaul it-- for one-fourth the cost.
I brought my car here because of an issue with the transmission fluid sensor. They gave me a fair price and was able to replace the sensor after it failed the second time. I felt like they were honest and would recommend them. Thank you River City Transmissions 🙂
Scott & Co are incredible. They fixed up my transmission, told me in detail what was skipped in a prior rebuild, didn't charge me for a full rebuild & suggested a cheaper fix. Took it back in a few weeks later for new problems, and they fixed a solenoid free of charge AND on rush -- I needed it for a trip planned this weekend. Came recommended from my local land cruiser shop.
RCT is the place to bring your weird transmission issues. Complementary diagnosis, usually same day. Talk about nice people, Scott is the most down to earth guy with impeccable listening skills. Within 5 mins he had a prelim diagnosis, and was willing to discuss the issues he observed plus your options for repair. Reads the codes, test drives, looks for rebuilt transmissions or new depending on your budget. Heck, he even entertained my suggestion to fix my transmission (obviously this takes lots of hours of work pulling it out and bench work to take it all apart). Transmission issues will always take plenty of hours of labor, and they still had the lowest quote. If you need a recommendation for Transmission work, look no further.
Scott was great. So great we brought two vehicles to him to repair. We had one vehicle that needed a new viscous coupler - we contacted 3 guys for this one all quoted above $1800. One even kept the car for a week just trying to get prices for parts and came back with a range going up to $3000. Scott looked up the parts and provided an estimate on the spot. Vehicle was fixed within a week and even came in under $1800; His service style is relaxed and straight to the problem at hand, and willingly gave us a lift after dropping off the vehicle. The other vehicle had bad axle bearings. Again Scott assessed and fixed the problem quickly.
I usually don't write reviews, but this shop deserves it. Not only did they quote me with an amazing price (cheapest of 5 other shops) they finished it with great quality work, at the bottom of the quoted price range and with a great 12 month warranty. A shop that is that confident in their work is rare these days. Scott was a great guy to deal with. He did the inspection without a bit of hesitation. Most shops like to charge for it, which is ridiculous. I had some differential work done. Choose these guys you won't regret it!
Very good service. Job well done. Thank you for taking take of us.