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Old 08-28-2006, 07:14 AM   #1
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Couple Minor Issues

Well after getting back from SOC I needed to use my ng for a few things yesterday and to drive to work today....needless to say its got a few issues (kinda expected on a $1200 car). Since my area of expertise is mostly 9000s I was hoping you ng owners could help me out.

-Car needed coolant added after sitting for 4 days. I'm thinking it was low to start with and being parked on a slope made the light come on. Where does coolant like to leak from?

-Passenger's side fog light is non functional...what kind of bulb do I need and how do I r&r it?

-The car also gets incredibly shitty gas mileage (21-24mpg). Is this normal for an n/a? I was thinking a new set of plugs (what kind do I use?) and maybe an air filter would help.

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All your checks sound good... take a look at the fuel filter too. An alignment might help with mileage.

As for the foglight bulb, just go to wal-mart and check their book in the auto lighting section. They'll have the number listed for what you need.
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h1 fogs i think if they are like mine.

reach under the front bumper, twist the plug and it should unlock and you can slide it out. since yours is not so low and pimp bumper-clad you can maybe even do it without jacking up the front
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Check above your A/C compressor for coolant leaks (The water pump is right aboce the compressor). slow weeping of coolant from the pump is common....
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I don't plan on jacking up the front, since the parking brake doesn't even work!
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The 900 has different fog lights. Its more complicated than in the og9-3. I think you have to take out the underbody splash guard.

Coolant will usually leak from the main hose going from the radiator around the right side of the head into the back of the engine. If its not visibly leaking then it could either be a dying water pump (where it drips is a hot place and it evaporates) or into the engine via a failing head gasket (then you'll see white smoke.)
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Seth is right the fog lights on a NG are an absolute pain in the ass. You have to take the spash guards off from under the bumper then disconnect the wire running to the fog lights, this too is a pain. Then if I recall there is a metal clip that holds the bulb in...
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