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2018 EX-L fwd
Will second what Jayceegee said above. No excuse at all for this type of shoddy performance.Hi all,
Picked up a 2010 CRV Lx 4WD 146K km, a couple months ago and took it to the mechanic for fluid change (oil, trans and diff) since I didn't know the history. MF'r over torqued the transmission drain plug and cracked the housing (pic attached).
Now he's saying he'll get a longer/deep bolt plus freeze-weld the crack and it should be good, but need to know if that'll hold up or is a fair solution?
Also, anyone know the name of the part to which the drain port is attached: transmission housing, torque converter...transfer case?? Would like to know so that if needed I can say replace X part as a whole instead of repair.
Appreciate any/all help, thank you.
What type of mechanic - independent or Honda dealer? Both should have insurance to cover mishaps like this, but if an independent, may not have that coverage. If a Honda dealer, start a paper trail with corporate including all pictures. Just might have to take either to small claims court for restitution.
In either case, they should be the one to replace the case. Freeze-weld may hold up until the wheels fall off several years down the road, but on the off chance that it fails, your transmission will become a boat anchor.