So my transmission died last Saturday. On Monday, the garage told me they could order the part and get it fixed by Tuesday afternoon. I call on Tuesday and they tell me that the junkyard sent the wrong part, so it’ll be til Wednesday.
On Wednesday, they tell me that the junkyard sent a bad transmission. It didn’t work so they had to send it back. I had a long conversation with them about it and they said that the mileage on the donor car was 120,000. My car only has 109,000, so it’s an older transmission than the one that broke! They say that there’s another one for 89,000 miles for only another $100. I said that I didn’t really have a choice and the mechanic said “Yeah, no choice” about five times.
So today, the car is finally ready. I say “What did you say the mileage was on this one, again?” and the mechanic says “120,000”. I say “Wasn’t that the mileage on the broken one?” He then says “It was…but I got this one from another yard.” So he didn’t get the one that I said to get (and he acknowledged) the day before. But I pay the man anyway and go out to the car and immediately, there’s a problem- the car jerks really hard when I put it in gear and when I come to a stop. I mean, the transmission is really slamming hard. There’s also a loud ticking noise that goes away when I put it in neutral.
I feel like this transmission is going to break at any minute. The garage didn’t do what I authorized them to do and they got the wrong transmission. What should I do?