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That code refers to the idle air control valve. This problem will need experienced technician to diagnose. I can say, it may be the valve or wiring to the valve.
Sometimes the tensioner is frozen in place also. Generally, depending on your strength also, you should be able to pull on a longer length of the belt and see the tensioner moving while you pull, if not, you'll need a belt tensioner also. Check the belt condition, while you are at. If the belt has cracks on it, then I would replace it. No reason to put a bad belt back on the car.
I would guess a switch. To make sure, you will need to take the door panel off and get to the window motor connector. Get a test light, and connect it to the 2 wires going to the motor. If the light turns on when you work the switch, the switch is probably good. You can check the window motor by giving it power and ground, if the motor works, and the switch turns the light on, then you have a wiring issue that can be difficult to locate. I would recommend taking it to a professional at that point.
We charge $79.95 an hour labor, and that engine calls for 5.5 hours, so, about $440.
I say, start with simple first, does it have fuel in the tank? Check all of the fuses, also.
The job you are attempting is a 5 wrench job on the 5 wrench scale. You need special tools, for instance a torque wrench. A head gasket job is expert level work, not for the beginner, but, I give you an "A" for willingness to attempt it. Take some pictures and send it to my email address. firstname.lastname@example.org
No, you will need 17" rims. Generally, I recommend staying with the stock wheel size. When you increase your rim size, the sidewall of the tire decreases, giving you a stiffer ride and handling, decrease comfort level. I am assuming you are referring to comfort, and a smaller sidewall will reduce comfort
Take a look at the flex hose. If it is original, it may be collapsed on the inside, keeping brake fluid in the caliper. If that is the case, the caliper is applying the brakes at all times. If the caliper piston and the slides that the caliper travel on move hard, than, I would change the caliper and the flex hose.
I would suspect Warped Rotors and possibly worn out front end parts