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Could be a couple things. If you still have the problem when using the lock button on the door, then it's probably not a bad battery in the remote. Could be a power door lock actuator. It would be best to have an experienced mechanic diagnose the problem. They will be able to carefully remove your door paneling and test the functions of the internal parts and pinpoint your problem.
Maintenance required light is a timed light indicating you're due for your routine maintenance. (approximately every 7500 miles on this car) Such as an oil change or multi-point inspection and service based on your miles. Make sure your service is performed and your technician resets the light afterwords.
As we speak, we have a 1999 Buick Regal here for a coolant flush. On this vehicle you have to make sure and use a 50/50 mixture of Dex-Cool and water. It takes around 11Qts total coolant mixture. It would be a good idea to check and make sure you have coolant in your reservoir and radiator. Wait until the car is cool to inspect. We do pressure test, power flush and fill's here at Prestige Auto Works.
This definitely is a safety issue and you should have it looked at as soon as possible. It could be many different things. A few of which could be the control arm, loose wheels, bad bearings. Something like this, we would credit any diagnostic fee's towards your repair.
Andre at Prestige Auto Works is a BMW specialist. He has an excellent reputation for accurate diagnostics, and repairs have 12k/1yr warranty parts and labor. www.sacPrestigeAutoWorks.com
This still requires diagnostics. We have the latest scan tool for excellent diagnostic results you can count on. Diagnostics is $85, and you can credit that toward your repair. Drop in's welcome.
For only $45 you can stop by Prestige Auto Works and have the ASE technician adjust your timing for you. It will be adjusted to your vehicles factory recommended settings. We are experts in SMOG failure diagnostics and repairs.
Normally you would need your coolant flushed every 1-2 years. I'm not sure on the details why it was recommended to you to flush it twice last year. If you are loosing coolant and refilling frequently, it's important to make sure you have a 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and water for proper cooling of your engine. There may be many reasons why your coolant has become contaminated and requires frequent flushing. That is best discussed with your technician who regularly services your car. Or seek out a local experienced technician who can best advise you.
This requires electrical diagnostics. It can be a bit tricky to trace the cause of your problem. It is important to choose a master diagnostic technician who is familiar with your vehicle.
If you buy pre-mixed coolant you do not need to add water. If you buy straight coolant than you should mix it with water to make 1:1 solution. Depending on the make and model, fill to the proper level in the coolant reservoir. Then pressure check, bleed system and re-check to make sure it's at the proper operating level. For a 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo the total volume of 50/50 coolant and water will be more than 11qts.