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Preventive maintenance when should transmission fluid be changed? when should power steering fluid be changed? when should spark plug wires be changed? what about front and back differential service? On a fixed income-35900m-dealer recommended above quoted price of $600+, $300+ for first two. They've done work to repair stall after filling with gas 3 separate times, charging me--still have that problem

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Check ur model and statt from here

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