I have a leak in my pump as well as my gearbox, not that serious of a leak but nonetheless I have to add some every month or so.
The dealer wanted $1300 to reseal both; I don't think they replace them. I opted to buy the seals from FastLane and do it my self. I got both seal kits for under a $100 and I plan to do it as soon as the weather gets a bit warmer.
Dealers are thieves and butchers in my opinion, but sometimes there is little that you can do, I usually take it to have it diagnosed there for the minimum fee and do the work myself, whatever I can of course.
Independent shops are usually a bit cheaper and do good work, you just need to look around for someone you can trust.
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