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When starting vehicle engine light goes on and coolant light

Also having promblem with steering feels loose. I just purchased the vehicle.when starting the vehicle the air bag light goes on and vehicle make funny noise.

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The knuckle in the steering may be worn and the air bages either has a bad sensor or low on gas and if you need parts and check out this place they only sell GM-parts and they are schram auto & truck parts and they # is 1-800-292-1032

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