I just purchased a beautiful 2000 Millenia S - Millenium Edition yesterday. It's got some miles on it and a new timing belt/water pump. I am hoping it will last me for at least one year.
Here are my questions... (my husband says I'm long winded - so i'll try not to be)
1. The check engine light is on and issuing a P1526 code. I've found outthat it's the ABV solenoid valve. I am wondering if I should let my hubby fix it (he's good with tools) or if I should take it to the dealer and gambleon whether to play dumbgirl or superb#$%& so that I don't get nickled and dimed for a ton of repairs that might not be necessary. The guy I bought it from took good care of the car.
2. The cute wood trim panel in the middle has a warp line on it from the dumb scented oil car freshener being turned upside down and leaking on it last night. I am heartbroken[:'(]. Is there a place to buy the upper and lower console separately without having to buy an entire kit? The dealership is quoting me close to $300 for a one-piece console replacement because they have to "special order" it. My console is clearly in 2 pieces: upper (around the radio) &lower (between the radio and shifter). Any suggestions?
3. My locks are audible for anyone in a 10 foot distance to hear. is that normal or should I get it fixed? If fixed is the answer... where have you found great deals on stuff like that?