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1996 Nissan Maxima Questions

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High-pitched squealing when brakes gently applied -- only during first miles of slow driving/braking, after car has been sitting for hours or overnight (mild weather temps). After driving for a brief time, no longer hear this sound when braking.
Inspection reports one "rear caliper dragging" -- recommend replacing (both) + pads + machine rotors, not inexpensive.
Comments?

Have a broken wire right at connector so can't splice.

Evidence of oil blowback, not noticed for quite awhile. Suspected oil leak, both valve cover gaskets. Repair shop advised to keep checking oil dipstick, adding oil, until I can afford repair.
Is this sufficient for the time being, to prevent total engine fail. Also, what else might be found when valve cover is removed?

I've looked n looked no coolant spots in the driveway n no signs on the engine but the car looses a gallon of coolant every few days has anyone had this problem

Coolant leak on the pavement, appears to be on front right side (facing forward).

At last 2015 inspection, brakes notation:
F "4MM" and R"6MM"
Assume front more immediately important?
If no brake squealing/grinding is heard, no brake chatter, maybe I can avoid the extra cost for rotor resurfacing??

does the engine from the 99' have to be synced with the computor when put into the 96

Car has 220k miles, replaced VSS and fixed speedometer. Had CEL on before I replaced VSS. Now, no CEL. Autozone said I need a knock sensor and I had a code P0600? Besides the TPS, TCM, ECU, transmission shift solenoids, & cleaning throttle body any other recommendations? This is daughters car & I don't know how long & how far she has been driving vehicle with 1st & 2ng gear only. When driveing vehicle o/d button doesn't effect car at all.