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Interested in purchasing a 1996 Chevy Cavalier.

Car needs a possible fuel tank / fuel pump replacement.The car costs $400. Are the projected repairs an easy fix and worth my time and money to invest in it.? The car runs but I've also been advised that it will need a new battery. Last but not least-the owner states he lost his title.Is it easy to get a replacement title once you know the last listed owner's name, address and car Vin# ?

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The fuel pump for your vehicle new will run about 120 dollars. a new tank will be about 200-400 dollars. how ever you can probably go to a salvage yard and get a used tank and pump for about a 100 dollars labor will be about 3 hrs free if you do it your self or about 300 dollars at a shop. a decent battery is about 50-70 dollars. to get a replace ment title is not a p[roblem other than having to stand in line at the DMV and costs about 15 dollars

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