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88 LeBaron --3 things...

1988 Chrylser Convertible, 2.2 turbo, automatic. I've tried doing the computer diagnostic and it blinks out 17, per the chart, that is knock sensor..but all the charts I can find indicate they are not for turbo engines.

The problems I am having are:
1. Will a headlight motor from a 1990 LeBaron work in a 1988?
2. When the car is in gear and you are stopped (such as at a stop sign) it acts as though it is going to kill (and has on occassion). We've adjusted the idle a bit and that seemed to help but I don't just want to put a band aid on something that needs to be corrected.
3. When taking off from a stop sign (only when the car has just been started), when you accelerate it's almost like the car (gear) slips before it actually goes into gear to take off. This only happens like at the first or second stop sign after leaving the house, it seems to correct itself within 6 blocks of driving.
Perhaps one problem has something to do with the other? I'd appreciate any help anyone can give on any of these things.

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Problem 1 check the motors side by side
if the operation and mounting is the same more than likely will
problem 2 put the hand brake on and start the car, place in gear if it idles ok then put your foot on the brake --if it plays up it is a vacuum leak in the brake booster
problem 3-- gm has a policy of not changing transmission oil
if the car has more than 100,000miles on it , I would suggest taking it to an accredited transmission specialist shop, have the bands and clutch packs adjusted and a transmission oil change done

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