91 Passat Automatic Transmission
Inside my automatic transmission. The mechanic left off the cover to show me the ribbon type wiring, which probably wasn't shorting. Had it been the older round type wiring it might have needed replacing. Only one solenoid needed replaced. Not two. Plus they wanted to show me the cracked transmission mount, which they replaced. Initially ventured that I might need a couple solenoids and the wiring replaced if it were the old style. The initial estimate was between $750 and $3200 (if my tranny was shot). My final bill was $550.