Any update to this shop and their work?
overall, for the amount of work he did, the time it took, the price, and the way it drives now i'm happy.
they rebuilt my transmission for me. it was done in right at a week. i had just pulled my engine and did a reseal, but forgot to RTV the oil pan gasket. while the transmission was out, he let me go up there and drop the oil pan, RTV it, and then put it back together. he actually didn't want to do it...didn't want the responsibility.
my impression is that one guy rebuilds the transmissions (the owner) while he has a few guys who are responsible for pulling and installing them. the wiring harness wasn't installed properly, but he fixed it in 5 minutes.
i'm 99% sure he left a small dent on the rear quarter panel but i didn't notice it until a couple days later. didn't bother bringing it up.
he did, also, help me trouble shoot what turned out to be a bad axle bearing.