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VW A/C Blows Hot Air

Vehicle: 2008 Volkswagen R32 4Motion (1K1), V6-3.2L (CBRA), Automatic Transmission/Transaxle

Mileage: 135,750

Problem: The owner of this R32 complained that the A/C was "not blowing cold air." It was an automatic HVAC system. The compressor appeared to be engaged.

F-450 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION Overheats Due to Mystery Coolant Leak

Vehicle: 2014 Ford F-450 Super Duty, 2WD, V8-6.7L DSL Turbo, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle

Mileage: 152,236

Problem: The owner brought his F-450 to the shop because it had a slow coolant leak and the transmission kept overheating. He could not see a leak anywhere on or under the engine but had to occasionally add coolant.

PT Cruiser Timing Belt Always One Tooth Off

Vehicle: 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser, L4-2.4L, VIN B, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle

Mileage: 82,003

Problem: After a routine timing belt replacement, the technician noticed that the camshaft timing marks were off one tooth when tension was put on the belt.

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