05 Toyota Sienna, Auto, 153k.
After some neglect I got the 120k tune up in April. They did a transmission serv and flush with it and they informed me how dirty and bad it was that they had to flush 4-5 times. Right after, it started jerking a little when I came to a stop. Then after driving it about 3k miles. I was driving and when I went to press on the gas it acted like it was in neutral. I pulled over, turned car off and after 15min, started it and it drove fine for a few miles but then started acting up again. I kept having to turn off the car and restart to get it home.
It’s now at a repair shop that I trust but doesn’t specialize in transmissions. He quoted me 2700.00 for a used trans that has less the 60k on it with a 6m warranty. He did inform me the torque converter was burnt up.
My other option is taking to a tran specialist place and having them rebuild mine. Up front cost is around 1200-1600 (labor + soft kit) but price doesn’t include any hard parts that might be needed and they wont know till they take it apart of course.
Any ideas of which way I should go? Any advice is appreciated.