replacing lines lead to leaking tranny cooler
I ordered the 3000 psi tranny lines for my 07 silverado duramax diesel. My mechanic installed them today. He also told me that the tranny cooler is leaking. I told him it wasn't leaking when I brought it there. He said, " while it's leaking now". He tells me the cooler is $200! WTF! I need a new cooler now, great.
Thinking that he caused the leak when he removed or installed the lines, I asked where it was leaking. He told me in the corner on a weld. Something didn't sound right. Especially since I first had the dealer look at my truck. The dealer said all 3 lines were leaking. They said nothing about a leaking tranny cooler! So I drove over and met the mechanic to see where the cooler was leaking. The neck of the cooler was leaking just below where the tanny line connects to it. It was very obvious that the neck got stressed taking off the factory line or installing the new line. I told him this. He said, " we put a wrench on the housing while removing and installing the lines, to protect the neck on the tranny cooler". While it didn't work!
He quoted me 3 to 4 hrs to replace the lines for an estimate. He told me it took him 9 hrs to replace all 3 lines! I was planning on paying 3 to $400. for labor. I'm not paying $900 that's nuts! I'll get the bill when the cooler is replaced.
I don't think I should have to pay for the cooler. I think he should. What do you guys think?
For those of you who have changed all 3 lines and installed the 3000psi lines from huskier diesel how long did it take you?
Thanks for any input!