Danco Transmission Specialists

  • 3.3 of 5 stars
2 reviews

1041 W North Bend Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45224, us

(513) 541-1800

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Specialties
Happily gives binding estimates
Loaners
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They are always honest
3.0/5
They are competent
3.0/5
Their repair price is reasonable
3.0/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
3.0/5
They respond well when they screw something up
3.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.0/5
They are always honest
3.0/5
I would use this mechanic again
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I would recommend this mechanic to others
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They fix the problem the first time
3.0/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.0/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
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Dec 17, 2004
I had just about given up on my 89 Dodge Caravan because of a vibration problem in the front end when the problem was fixed at Danco Transmission - Northland Tri-County. To appreciate Danco's work on my car's vibration problem requires a short history of previous work on it. I had first paid $232 for a remanufactured left front axel at Bill's Auto & Towing Service which stopped a clicking noise and changed the vibration but didn't eliminate it, replaced some "out of round" tires and wheels at Wal-Mart which had no effect, and then paid $343 for two engine mounts at Bill's Auto & Towing Service which resulted in only a slight decrease in the vibration, and was then advised by them (Bill's Auto & Towing Service) to either replace the transmission (for $1745) or just keep driving with the vibration until something broke. Then going to Glenway Dodge for an evaluation of the transmission, I was told that the other front axel (right side) was the problem not the transmission, and I paid $265 for a remanufactured right front axel which they said would fix the vibration problem but instead made the vibration even worse. I was then advised by them (Glenway Dodge) to re-replace the left front axel again that Bill‘s Auto & Towing Service had installed because there was something wrong with it. Bill‘s Auto & Towing Service did not agree that the left front axel that they installed had anything wrong with it. At this point both shops insisted that their diagnosis was right. I faced the possibility of more unnecessary expense/incomplete diagnoses if I continued to try to have either shop fix the vibration problem. I shopped around for a transmission shop and talked to Danco. Danco said that if they worked on my vibration problem, they would fix it or there would be no charge. They put in a pair of used axels (original equipment type, not remanufactured), which completely fixed the vibration problem. Their labor charges were reasonable and in line with their estimates - an hour's labor for diagnoses which included putting in the two used axels, and they let me temporarily keep the used axels in until I found out if I was going to keep them permanently, or go back to Bill's Auto & Towing Service and/or Glenway Dodge and get their new remanufactured axels replaced under warranty. (I ended up accepting an offer for a refund on the remanufactured axels, parts only, offered by Bill's Auto & Towing Service, and later agreed to by Glenway Dodge.) I returned to Danco to settle my bill for the used axels. Danco charged me $50 for the two used axel parts, so their charge for the two axels installed (including $75 for the previous diagnosis and installation) was $125. A couple weeks later one of the CV boots on the used left front used axel tore, and they replaced both CV boots on the used left front axel for an additional $100. This put total cost for the diagnosis and two used axels from Danco (the left axel now with new CV boots) at $225. That was 12 months ago. I have since put 12,000 miles on my Caravan, including two long distance trips pulling a u-haul trailer, and there has been no sign of any problem with the work Danco did; the vibration problem stayed fixed.
Nov 07, 2011

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