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I own a 1997 Mercury Villager that has fuel injector problems. This I understand was a common problem with the Mercury Villager. To replace the injectors is very expensive. I have had to replace 3 of the 6. Each time the cost is about $600 because they must open the engine so the labor is $300 and the part is $300. Would you continue to replace these injectors. My car has 59,000 miles on it and this seems to be the only problem I have with the car. I have just replaced the tires and I think I have another injector going out. When this problem occurs the red engine light goes on and the car does not drive as smoothly. The mechanics always tell me I can continue driving with the red engine light on, but if it begins to click on and off I must immediately get it fixed. The car will be 10 years old and I don't know if this will be an ongoing problem at $600 a crack. What would you do? Thanks. Jean Fudala

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Patty Streeter,  at It is always less expensive to repair than replace a vehicle, however at ten years old I would consider buying a new car if you can afford it. You can shop for a new car from an Ask Patty female friendly certified dealer here:

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