Update: Called up AAMCO today and to my surprise got someone who seemed genuinely helpful. Brought the car there and they dropped the pan etc to see if they could find the problem. They could not find the problem but they did find something I for some reason was not surprised about
: THE DEALER I TOOK THE CAR TO A FEW DAYS AGO DIDN'T FLUSH THE TRANSMISSION FLUID... it came out BLACK. I didn't get the pics when it was totally black but I did get a few good pics showing it's obviously not remotely new fluid (it was supposedly changed a few days ago)
So basically I paid for a transmission flush that wasn't performed and a BS diagnostic test. Haven't talked to the dealer yet but did tell my dad (he get's pissed when this kind of stuff happens and usually stuff get's done so I'll just leave that to him)
Unfortunately they did find some metal shavings stuck to the magnet in the pan so something is probably coming apart.
They replaced the solenoid pack to rule that out and it didn't fix the issue. The shop owner at Aamco offered to fix it for $1000 maximum or less if the labor/parts/work comes to less than $1000.
Pics of tranny fluid will be attached shortly.
My fluid is the darker one, the red is new transmission fluid