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Old 01-19-2011, 11:22 PM
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Angry Shop horror story Question and Engine Vibration advice

Ok so I have a 97 F250 that has just bought three months ago and since then I have had a slew of problems at only 160k It started off with a antifreeze leak that was a water pump going out then when it was out it exposed the timing cover had a hair line crack in it and was leaking as well now I have taken my truck to ATS DIESEL here in Colorado where its been sitting for almost a month and they have TOTALLY screwed up my truck it now has more problems then when it went in!!!

They pulled the motor to replace the timing cover during that process they found a fuel leak at the pump which was replaced they also noticed that there was a injector/glow plug pig tail that was melted idk which one I forgot to ask... and so they spliced the harness and replaced that as well and re sealed the motor and put it back in. In the process of doing that dented my oil pan, cut and spliced all of my coolant hoses instead of replacing them!, forgot to put the safety clips back on the oil cooler lines, broke various hose brackets all over the place, and put my hood and fenders back on crooked so none of the gaps line up now and the hood was so close to the windshield cowl that it chipped all the paint off the back of my hood and the front of the cowl on one side!!! Oh and the best part IT STILL LEAKS out of the bottom of the timing cover!!!! So any Ideas on what I should do about all that???

AND NOW!! I have this lovely high pitched squeal from my idler pulley, the engine vibrates at a idle and at about 2600 rpm and dies as soon as I let off the pedal but starts back up just fine??? So could you guys maybe help and tell me what is going on I'm not a diesel guy so that's why I took it to a Supposed "EXPERT SHOP" in the first place so any help would be greatly appreciated

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Old 01-20-2011, 02:23 AM
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that is why I gave up on mechanics I can do my own experiments
Like my dad told me years ago "a car is nothing but a bunch of nuts and bolts"
but these guys here are great and have a lot of info
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And now the next greatest thing this morning it is only 20 degrees and it refuses to start now I just cant seem to win!
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Take it somewhere else, and have ATS pay to fix what they goofed up. sorry to hear that man
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first off I would be calling them to see what they are going to do about the paint and damaged parts.....
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first off I would be calling them to see what they are going to do about the paint and damaged parts.....
, I would threaten to lawyer up then see what they say.
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I dont even trust dealers anymore, I dont even want to take my truck in to have recall work done since you dont know what else they will 'fix'
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