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The door jamb switch is usually located on the part of the car that the door hinge is mounted on. Some cars have that switch incorporated in the latch assembly, in which case the door will need to be disassembled to repair.
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In addition to the first comment, if the compressor is noisy or locked up, you will need to flush the system and install a filter on the low pressure side before the compressor to prevent debris in the system from damaging the new compressor.
The good news is that your car is not that difficult to diagnose and repair. Give a good shop in your neighborhood a call. Expect to pay them to perform some tests and figure out what is needed.
Bring your car by Downing Street Garage and ask for Douglass. This may be an easy fix. Call ahead and ask for Douglass. 303-777-0142
The first thing to do is see if you are losing spark or fuel when it dies and won't restart. If it's losing spark, replace the TFI module. Very common of these Fords.
It may be hard to tell without looking at the car but the timing belt may have slipped a tooth or 2. Regardless of what may be the cause I* would have it looked at sooner rather than later.
Provided the mirror retainer and stud are not broken, place the mirror under warm water to soften the plastic, then press the mirror onto the ball stud using the palm of your hand. It can take quite a bit of pressure but it works. Also be sure the pivots are pressed in as well.
You can use the Repair Pal Estimator to get an idea of that cost. The price will vary from one shop to the next. The thing to ask when you do have that work done is whether they install the same spark plug that the original manufacturer uses. Some shops buy the cheapest parts available, and that may not be the best for your car. An Oldsmobile Alero probably uses AC spark plugs from the factory.
If you have the anti-theft chipped key, make sure you are using the correct key. Recoding a key is not a do it yourself job. Find a reputable repair shop of locksmith that has the proper equipment to verify key is communication with theft module.