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Old 09-07-2007, 08:47 PM   #1
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Default Some problems I need help diagnosing

Now, before I even start, I put this here instead of "On the road" or "1992-1999 Maintenance" because I have a few issues other than just the link to the video.

But, the main problem I'm seeing (well, hearing) is a squeak and some occasional pops while driving. The squeaks are only when I'm cornering or i go over the right kind of bumps in the road. The pops are generally only when I brake or accelerate, and it definitely sounds when I mash the gas enough to really raise the nose up or hit the brakes enough to lower it down (not on purpose, just happens). Note that both awkward sounds are coming from the passenger side of the vehicle near the suspension system. This makes me think I've got a suspension problem.

A video of the cruise is yet to come, I have one recorded, but I'm converting it a bit to be smaller and also waiting on youtube confirmation.

Along with this, my car has a few cosmetic issues, mainly the front door panels and the oh **** handle on the passenger side. The car was poorly maintained before I got it, especially when it comes to appearance. When it comes to the handle and the door panels (and the other things I took pics of), I'd like the frequent junkyarders to peek around a bit for some panels and such in Garnet Red if they have the chance.

Here'* links to the pics, so the 56kers don't have to fret about looking at this one .

Driver'* side door

Missing "Oh ****" handle

Passenger side door, nearly impossible to close without the window being down

Closer view of where the handle is missing. As you can see, the panel is falling apart piece by piece

Arm rest/center console thing missing its lid

Glove box missing the lever to open it, I have to use my key to open it

Also (this is the last thing, I promise!), The air filter originally in the car when I got it was a FRAM Air Hog, it'* really dirty... but I kept it. I replaced it with one of those junk FRAM paper filters, because I don't have what I need to recharge the Air Hog. My question on this is, should I recharge the Air Hog, or pay $65 for a K&N drop in and get a recharge kit?
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Please seperate your topics and post appropriately.

Some belong in detailing and appearance, some in 92-99, and maybe one in Performance and brainstorming.

You're asking far too many unrelated questions in one single topic for anyone to be able to help you.
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