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Replaced left front hub bearing noise still there

The brake wear light just turned on. How long, either in time or mileage can I go nad still be safe before the actual repair.

Can you tell me where the check valves are located ?

the car suddenly started losing power and the engine shook really bad. it starts fine but will not accelerate. it seems to idle smoothly but when the accelerator is pressed the engine surges . And it seems to be backfiring when the gas is pressed.

My car was parked in the driveway & brake/tail lights came on. Why, and what do I do about it? What can I expect to pay for the repair.

The Check engine light is on and my 2003 kia spectra 4 door sedan has diagnostic codes : P1403 At Auto zone code read DETECTION MODULE TANK LEAK VALVE CIRCUIT. What does this mean in plain english? Where is the problem located,and how can I fix it?

f6rz9c915da is the ford part number and it has been discountued. Must be another part that will work from a diferent model.

Trying to shut off Maintance light

The car idled at 1100 rpms. I tried to adjust it with the idle screw, and it only dropped down to 900-800, and then the idle started fluctuating around that range as well. How can I fix this problem? I can't lower it any more with the idle adjustment screw.

I had it diagnosed and the repair was to replace the valve covers and gaskets and reseal the baffles. After 2000 miles I had to put 2 quarts of oil in it again the other day (check oil level light came on). I have never had a burning smell, just warning light and then low reading when I check the level. Now they are telling me it's not unusual to have to add a quart or two of oil, especially with highway driving. It had never happened before these last few months. The car has a little over 107,000 miles on it.

The shop (a dealership) where I usually took my car to told me my car is leaking power steering fluid and gave me an estimate that is just too high. I have doubts about the claim and also from previous experience, I just don't trust their expertise 100%. First I add power steering fluid to full and then check the level in the reservoir every week to see if the level has fallen. The check is done every Saturday morning before the car was started.
I did notice a very slow decrease over the course of about 6 weeks.

Can that be the verification that the power steering fluid is indeed leaking ?

Thanks.

A mechanic told me that my car has a timing chain. A second mechanic at the same shop (at a different time) told me that my car does not have a timing chain, and that I only needed to worry about changing the belt now (95,000 miles). Is the second mechanic correct?

It gets louder when I accelerate from stops. I've seen answers to similar questions - poss water pump or fan clutch. How easy are these to replace myself? Thanks!

What should i try first?

Two weeks ago the automatic air controller would not go up or down I can turn temp levels up/down but I can not turn it off.