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Not too hard at all. Jackup and support front of vechicle. Remove the tire. The spe
First, check the fuse. Disconnect battery first. Should be under dash on driver side. You will need to remove the steering column cover plate. There is a fuse block with a bundle of wires leading to it. Look in your owner manual to get the location of the fuse in panel. The panel is up above the emer. brake pedal. It will be square in shape. Just pull it out. If burnt replace, if not, it could be the turn signal switch.
Check the evap cannister purge solenoid for being stuck in open position. When de-energized, you should not be able to blow through it. The purge solenoid valve is under the hood on the driver's rear of the intake manifold area. Also, please include the engine codes that were read.
Agree with patrick. The parts most likely to have an issue is the ball joints or tie rods. They go bad and your tire will 'wobble' all the time.
Check thermostat...If it is stuck in full open position this will trigger fan to run alot. Also, in full open your vechicle will not overheat.
Without trouble codes, I would suggest looking into 2 things. First check pcv hose and make sure it hasn't collapsed and "sucked" itself shut car needs to be running and/or see visually a depression in line. Second, if the catalytic converter has fouled you can get o2 codes that are not the problem because of the exhaust backing up. This issue will usually cause lack of true power under hard acceleration and running rough at low rpms at idle.
The first problem is either one of the front struts or both are going bad, or the front control arm bushing is going bad. You can check the bushings by spraying a lot of lube on them and listening for the squeeking to go away temporarily. If it does, replace bushings. If not it is probably the struts. Second problem: Sounds like a separated or damaged belt in that tire. I would get it checked quickly because you risk the tire having a large blowout.
About every 6000 miles or at least once a year if you don't put many miles on.
Take it to a parts store they will charge and test it for you. If it is only 2 years old, the problem may be in the recharging of the battery such as the alternator.
Check you fusible link. Follow red wire coming off battery and you find it. Will be between battery red wire and alternator. Should be located near or attached to main engine fuse panel. You can test this by making sure battery has some charge in it and read battery with a voltmeter. With car off, touch tester to black on battery and red to wire by alternator. You should get similiar reading. If not, the fusible link is bad and needs replaced.