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The fuel gauge in my car keeps going up and down. I filled my car up and I know it is full. when I turn the car on the gauge says it is full and then after driving for a few minutes it says that its empty. any advice?
My 2003 9.5 Aero Wagon has 88k miles and seized engine. Cost quote to repair is $4k used engine or $8k new engine. Dealer will take it as is in exchange for 2006 9.5 Aero Sedan with 1k miles for $35k. Do I repair with new or used engine or do I trade?
My power steering fluid leaks. I was told the high pressure hose needs to be replaced, but I do not have the time or the money. Is there an inexpensive remedy to this?
How often should I have my transmission fluid changed?
Do you happen to know where I might be able to find some "girlie" accessories for my truck? I am really looking for a pink bow tie emblem and some other exterior items to personalize my truck. Thanks for your help, Gina
Sometimes the gear shift (I have an automatic) sticks in park and I cannot press the button in to get it to move into any other gear. I have been told that the contacts that cause the gear shift to move are dirty and that spraying windex down under there will help, and it does, but it seems to keep happening. Any idea what causes it?
How can I tell if I am getting a good deal on repair work on my vehicle when I bring it in to a dealership. I never know if I should follow the suggestions or not.

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