Q: Hole in my Beetle's transmission pan

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I knocked a hole in the transmission pan. The only thing I noticed was somewhat of a vibration for about 4 days and then it stopped. The car suddenly started slipping and in about 10 minutes would not go anywhere or into any gear. The shop is saying without replacing the pan they can't tell me if their is transmission damage and I'm trying to decide if it is worth repairing or not or what the probability of transmission damage is.

My car has 90000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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