I recently bought an '08 outlook. I really like this vehicle however I'm a little concerned with all the wave plate issues. Is there any way to tell if the wave plate has been replaced without taking the tranny apart?
How many miles are on it? I have heard that they can go as soon as 60k, but it depends on the type of driving. Mine went at about 140k, with lot of highway miles. Check to see if it is nice and shiny compared to the engine block, if it looks newer chances are it has been worked on. Some shops also record and report the major jobs, check carfax.