My mechanic replaced my axles and the axle seals - then 4 months later the car stopped working. Turns out the axle seals have failed and the entire transmission needs to be replaced/ rebuilt. I have a warranty for the axle seals so it would seem that this warranty should cover the new transmission, since the axle seals breaking were what caused the transmission to fail.
But the mechanic is now saying that the axle seals broke because of the bearing, and therefore he is not responsible for replacing the transmission. He claims there’s no possibility that the broken axle seal they installed could be what caused the problem with the bearing. Is that true? I don’t know whether the bearing got messed up first and caused the seal to break (like they claim), or if the axle seal they “fixed” broke and then caused the bearing to break, eventually ruining the transmission. If the latter is true, then they are responsible for the transmission failing, right? Is there any way to prove what caused the transmission to fail?
I think he is just trying to get out of having to honor the warranty and pay for a new transmission. But I don’t know if there’s any way to prove this, other than it being my word against his.
I really appreciate any advice! Thanks!