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Bunker Hill, WV
Has the system been checked with guages for proper charge/pressure? Dual-zone? have mode controls checked.
For that engine , flat-rate should be no more than three hours. The only exception would be for rusted/siezed bolts , or a stubborn crank pulley. If all your doing is the sensor , with no problems , it's about a 45 minute job.
If it's on the rear , then it's all one assembly. On the front , as previously stated , it depends on the amount of damage done prior to getting it checked.In some cases the hub can be damage by the inner race of the bearing. Sometimes you can't really tell until you go to press it off.Also be prepared for needing to replace the speed sensor , they can sometimes be damaged during the process.Hope the tech also knows the bearing only goes in one way , or you'll get the ABS light on right away.
Is it equipped with an aftermarket security of any kind?
The A/C cabin filter is an unlikely cause of the compressor kicking on and off rapidly. The most likely cause is low refrigerant charge. Have it checked with guages and if low , have it evacuated , vacuumed down and re-charged with the proper amount of R-134 (have them add dye so it can be checked for leaks).Do-it-yourself kits would not be recommended , the guages will tell if there is another problem.(depending on the skill level of whose using the guages). Also as globalhelper stated it's unlikely on that year that yours is equipped with a cabin filter. You may want to check with a dealer to see if it was an option.
Disconnect steering column shaft. check tie rods ,should be threaded on approximately the same on both sides.Center rack (bellows should be even both sides) re-connect steering shaft and tie-rods. Get an alignment done.
If it is an axle joint , it would be inboard , not outboard joint with excessive play. Check for excessive movement at final-drive. Does it matter what gear you're in ?(besides neutral).
Do you have the owners manual? Many of the bulb replacement procedures are often outlined in that.
Any check engine light? Is it setting misfire code? Low/old oil? V-TEC system problem.
There are several reasons the caliper may not release completely.Hose restriction , slide-pins(as you mentioned) , worn bracket , sludge build-up in caliper piston area , causing the piston to bind. The vibration is most likely due to an over-heated & warped rotor , which should be replaced with pads (both sides rec.) FIND CAUSE of problem first, before repair.