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Monitor problems I need a oil change pretty bad. Well while driving today my radio went off, my fluid gauge and fuel level gauge went to zero and a picture of a car with a lock through it appeared on the dashboard screen. The car seemed to be kind of bucking when I make a shift also. It is a stick shift. Can you help

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It sounds to me like the anti theft system was activated somehow; thats what the picture of a car with the lock through it means. I dont think the oil has anything to do with it, and neither does the transmission bucking when you make a shift. You might want to try getting the transmission fluid changed though.

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