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1994 Chevy Lumina APV problems

I have replaced the pick up coils,the main computer,plugs, wires,battery,fuel filter & catalytic converter. Before replacing the computer, the service traction control light came on & won't go away. I also have a consistant diagnostic code that won't stay cleared...qdm1 & qdm4 failure...there are also other codes that show up that a mechanic told me if that were the case, it wouldn't run at all....what else can I do to solve these problems or should I just ignore them unless the car dies completely?

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This could be two promblemes one is thecompressor is bad and needs to be replaced , or two the rear shock or shocks needs to be replaced .

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