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Grand Rapids, MI
Good job, it often takes walking away for a few minutes and coming back to it so you can get a fresh perspective.
The blower is just doing what it is "told" to do, something is "telling" the blower to come on, and that needs to be fixed. It could be a relay, control panel or something else. This should be looked at by a qualified technician that is good with electrical diagnosis.
If the cooling fan is coming on right away, this may be indicating something other than the idle valve. If the reading from a temperature sensor, or load sensor is incorrect, it can turn the fan on. I recommend you have it diagnosed to prevent replacing parts that are good.
try autozone.com, they have some free online manuals and they might be able to help
This is entirely possible, depending on where and how you drive. Is a shop recommending replacement? If so, did they give you a % of pad material remaining?
Try autozone.com, they have some free online manuals.
The readout should have returned a diagnostic trouble code, that code will allow someone to be able to answer your question. Do you have the codes?
This would seem to be difficult to stop or slow down, and would likely need repainting. I would take it to a a couple body shops and get a couple of opinions. Is it possible that the bumper has been pushed or hit by another car?
Battery, battery cables, starter...could be a bunch of things. Have you tried jump starting it? Does that help?
This could be from low refrigerant in the A/C system. That is what I would check first, if the refrigerant level is OK then check the cooling fan operation and the high and low side pressures.