Re: Transmission Repair Warranty
First, you need to read your warranty agreement and see what it says.
Then, since the trans that is now being installed is not the trans they rebuilt and warranteed, there is no warranty left. The new trans will have a full (2 year) warranty because it is a new rebuild. It is not them warrantying their trans.
as an example:
they would not be revoking the warranty because the engine being installed is not the original engine that carries the warranty. That engine is no longer a functional engine. What ever is installed is a new engine with what ever warranty it carries.
your new car has a warranty that states that the use of an aftermarket air filter is ok, and does not void the warranty. Then if the aftermarket air filter caused something to go wrong with the engine, could they revoke your warranty even though it says you can do that.
or, more simply put: a new tire with a 10k mile warranty for both wear out and road hazard. If the tire wears out or is damaged by a road hazard and needs to be replaced, it is a warranty item and you will receive the remainder of the 10k miles not used as the continuation of the warranty.
If somebody slashes your tire and you buy a new tire, it is a new tire with a full 10k mile warranty on it. The old tire is simply junk and the warranty is extinguished because it is no longer usable. Your trans is that junk tire.
they owe you nothing for the warranty period that they lucked out on and will not have to cover you because effectively, you trashed the trans (analogous to you slashing the tire)
So, you are back to the same place you were when you first came to the shop only they do not want to agree to the same deal. That is their option.
so, if you put one of their torque converters in and you pay to have it rebuilt, you will be due a full 2 year warranty because it is a new rebuild just like when you came in 6 months ago.. If they want to eat the cost to rebuild with you paying for a torque converter, only then will your warranty be the remaining 18 months.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.