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Running too lean is definitely an emissions...

Running too lean is definitely an emissions related code...nonetheless, any check engine light code will prevent you from getting your car inspected. You really need to address the code and fix your...
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I'd take the belt off first and run the car. If...

I'd take the belt off first and run the car. If the noise goes away then you know it's in one of the components the belt goes to. While you have the belt off (and the engine ;-)), spin each...
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I'd definitely check the mounts...and your rear...

I'd definitely check the mounts...and your rear brakes as well. I've seen rear brake systems (drums and shoes) come apart or a wheel cylinder start leaking that can cause the noise you are hearing.
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So for clarification, you bypassed or hotwired...

So for clarification, you bypassed or hotwired the compressor and it comes on and works ok? If so, then you have an electrical malfunction somewhere it sounds like...not in the parts but maybe the...
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Front of the motor, look to the left and down...

Front of the motor, look to the left and down from the EGR valve.
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The CMFI (Central Multi-Point Fuel Injection)...

The CMFI (Central Multi-Point Fuel Injection) assembly is notorious for going bad on these vehicles. It is also referred to as the fuel spider because it looks like a spider when assembled. It is a...
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I would suggest you purchase a Chilton or Haynes...

I would suggest you purchase a Chilton or Haynes automotive repair manual from you local auto parts store. It will cover the repair in detail and with pictures which are always nice. While replacing...
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You may just be loosing overdrive and looking at...

You may just be loosing overdrive and looking at a transmission replacement or rebuild. I would definitely try changing the transmission fluid as a last ditch effort to eek a few more miles out of...
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Lot's of stuff can cause the noise you...

Lot's of stuff can cause the noise you describe...a bad strut mount, a bad strut, loose brake components, a loose heat shield on the exhaust, loose steering or suspension components, etc. You really...
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It probably a problem with the dimmer...

It probably a problem with the dimmer switch...try manipulating the dimmer switch to see if you can get the lights to flicker on.
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There is a fuel pressure test port near the...

There is a fuel pressure test port near the intake manifold. It will have a cap over it and almost looks like a valve stem. In fact, it will have a schrader valve in there just like a valve stem....
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It's located inside the fuel tank. I don't...

It's located inside the fuel tank. I don't remember if you have to drop the fuel tank or not...there may be an access panel under the rear seat or in the trunk.
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You still haven't seen him...this post is over 6...

You still haven't seen him...this post is over 6 months old. :(
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Have you tried putting any lubricant into the...

Have you tried putting any lubricant into the lock cylinder and then working the key around?
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I assume you are not talking about the tube that...

I assume you are not talking about the tube that goes to the intake. I believe you are referring to the plastic part where the air come into the air box. Yes, you should replace this. That tube is...
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You vehicle is equipped with a wire type...

You vehicle is equipped with a wire type regulator (the mechanical part the motor is connected to that makes the window go up and down). It is a common failure for the regulator to break and the wire...
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Usually it's near the handle. Sometimes they...

Usually it's near the handle. Sometimes they cover the head of the screw with a plastic plug. Do you see any circular seams in the plastic? If so, use a small pic and pop the plug out.
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That wire definitely goes to the Engine Control...

That wire definitely goes to the Engine Control Relay...have you tried a new one? It's in the right kick panel.
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No, good question actually. I use a plastic...

No, good question actually. I use a plastic bristled brush for tough deposits but in most cases, the force of the carb cleaner is sufficient (especially if you attach the little straw that comes...
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I believe that may be a regional problem. It...

I believe that may be a regional problem. It seems like the two I had were former northern vehicles...probably a result of northern corrosion levels.
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Sounds like you are correct. The shifter cable...

Sounds like you are correct. The shifter cable might need adjusting. I believe it's probably not going all the way up into park in the first place and therefore not triggering the neutral safety...
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The book time is about 1.6 hours...not bad at all...

The book time is about 1.6 hours...not bad at all as heater cores go.
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Definitely a dangerous DIY project for the...

Definitely a dangerous DIY project for the reasons mentioned above. I ruined the rack on the first ps hose job I had. Fortunately for me it was only a $125 remanufactured rack but some are much more...
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Most auto parts stores can only pull codes on...

Most auto parts stores can only pull codes on newer vehicles that have OBD II (1996 and up).

If your check engine light is not on however, you have no codes to pull.

The most likely cause of...
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The air filter is inside the big black box under...

The air filter is inside the big black box under the hood (approximately 10" by 12"). It's held closed either by four screws or clips.
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