Hi, a couple weeks ago I started experiencing some issues with what seems to be the ABS: when breaking to a full stop, a “motor” sound appeared accompanied by vibration on the pedal; however, the ABS indicator light did not light on (although it does light on when I start the car). Several weeks later I began having problems with the transmission. It first appeared when putting the vehicle in reverse but now it happens in almost all gears. Finally, the “service engine soon” light turned on. I took my car to the mechanic and he said the problem is a solenoid and quote a repair for over $750 (this includes valve body replacement and work). He claimed that the “ABS problem” is related to the transmission issue but as I explained above the “ABS problem” predated the transmission issue. My question is, does this link between ABS and transmission make sense? Also, if I go ahead and replace the transmission valve body can I be confident that I won’t have any more issues with the transmission for a while? I am concern about spending more on this car giving its current trade value (I already spent $800 on replacing the front suspension struts, brake pads and rotor discs and $250 on new tires).
Thanks in advance for your advice.