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      Bad battery, bad battery connections, bad...

      Bad battery, bad battery connections, bad starter, AND/OR bad ignition switch.

      Test the battery, battery connections, and starter by jumpering directly from the battery positive to the small...
    2. You could have a sticking caliper, or seized...

      You could have a sticking caliper, or seized parking brake cables. Block the tires, release the parking brake, and crawl up under the rear of the car to see if the parking brakes cables release, and...
    3. Yes, the hose connections to the calipers for...

      Yes, the hose connections to the calipers for MKIV rear calipers are banjo fittings.

      You can use the hybrid MKIV hoses (part rubber and part hard line). This is the expensive option.

      Or, you...
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      Are you trying to install the clips the wrong...

      Are you trying to install the clips the wrong way?

      Clips are supposed to go around the outside, not be inserted through the slots. Lots of people try to stick the clips into the slots.
    5. First of all, did you try shifting the...

      First of all, did you try shifting the transmission with the engine off? If you can shift without using the clutch with the engine running or not running, then the problem is in the clutch.

      If...
    6. Can I ask how you know that the car thinks it's...

      Can I ask how you know that the car thinks it's always in "Drive"?

      Does the gear indicator on the dashboard light up in "Drive"?

      Or, are you guessing that the car thinks it's in "Drive" because...
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      When I need brake pads I usually go to RockAuto...

      When I need brake pads I usually go to RockAuto to see what they have on special. I'm partial to Repco/Axxis and their products are repackaged and sold by many companies. By knowing the model and...
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      Do you have any direct personal experience with...

      Do you have any direct personal experience with the Uro Parts PCV valve, or are you condemning it because it is made in China? O seem to remember getting some Uro Parts before, and while they...
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      Buy a brand new one. They get brittle with age...

      Buy a brand new one. They get brittle with age and often crack when removing them or installing them, just like the grommet that attaches them to the valve cover. Order a new grommet when you get a...
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      Front seatbelt tensioners are not electrically...

      Front seatbelt tensioners are not electrically fired, they are triggered mechanically by sudden movement above a set speed, and not connected electrically to the airbag sensor controller. Similar to...
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      That and the airbags. There are two different...

      That and the airbags.

      There are two different passenger side airbags. Make sure that you get the one that fits your dashboard (I think that they change during the 96 Model Year).

      Airbags...
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      The airbag sensor is bolted to the top of the...

      The airbag sensor is bolted to the top of the tunnel at the firewall, under the heater box.
    13. #1 I paid money for them (about $6-$10 each). ...

      #1 I paid money for them (about $6-$10 each).

      #2 They are worth something, because I can experiment on them (I might find a easy way to fix them, and save the repair fee).

      #4 I could use...
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      OBDI and OBDII O2 sensors use different connector...

      OBDI and OBDII O2 sensors use different connector plugs.
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      The coolant temperature sensor that controls the...

      The coolant temperature sensor that controls the cooling fans is located on the radiator.

      The yellow color four-pin coolant sensor on the cooling flange is a dual unit that reports to the...
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      The car has all electronic ignition and without a...

      The car has all electronic ignition and without a minimal amount of power available from the battery or the charging system, the ignition is not going to function correctly.

      It's possible that the...
    17. how much?

      how much?
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      Just going by your complaints. If you need the...

      Just going by your complaints.

      If you need the car to be mobile, change the cv axle for now.

      If you want to fix the problem with the lugbolt, buy the parts that will need replacement, before...
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      I would start by replacing all of the bushings in...

      I would start by replacing all of the bushings in the shift linkage, including the gearshift ball kit, and both orange bushings, getting and using the shift linkage alignment tool, AND checking the...
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      You should be able to change the axle without...

      You should be able to change the axle without getting the wheel off.

      Just remove the wheel cap and undo the axle nut.
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