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Old 28 May 2011, 11:35 am
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Old 28 May 2011, 11:42 am
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As far as the AC, it has a two speed fan and the fans are a big problem. You can usually hear the fan speed change. If I was you I would start the car and let it idle for 20 minutes and watch the temp gauge it shouldn't go past the half way mark. As far as the tranny surging I can't help you with that except to say I wouldn't buy it unless they fixed it. Also see if they get it on the lift and take a good look at the front end and make sure the lower control arm bushing are good because they seem to go. Any engine lights at all?
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Old 28 May 2011, 11:57 am
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You say your familiar with these types of forums so if you use our search function you'll find loads of posts on overheating and A/C problems because of the fan. Even the surging can be a symptom of overheating.

You know the problems are there so make sure they fix them before you do any paperwork. You might ask them what they did to fix it.
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Old 28 May 2011, 12:08 pm
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Yes, Now that I am a member I can do that.

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Old 28 May 2011, 05:34 pm
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Busa, when my PT fan was kaput, the A/C blew warm at idle (the fan wasn't cooling the A/C condenser), but blew nice and frosty while moving (the movement of the car then cooled the condenser). So the fan was the culprit in my case. But the temp gauge on the dash never got above the normal-running just-below-the-middle range--despite the fan not working up to snuff. The motor also stuttered with the A/C on at idle.

As far as the tranny goes, I have no idea ....

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Old 28 May 2011, 05:48 pm
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When you say the transmission surges at idle do you mean when you are stopped at idle the vehicle surges?
If so I would suspect that the idle speed controller mad be dirty or not working. Check this condition without the AC on and see if it improves. That would be a strong sign.
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Old 28 May 2011, 06:34 pm
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I say it is the transmission because it feels like its from the rear, it may very well be the motor surging.

I should have tried it with the AC off.

They are going to run it through service on Monday.
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why did you go through 5 pages of threads changing all the original posts to '11111111'? i mean besides the minimum character count.

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