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Me, too: Leaking filler neck, '97 Corolla CE

I also have this problem and was going to take it in for repair, but would like to know if it's a big deal to replace myself. I am handy and have performed my own car repairs many times, but don't have a garage so would have to use ramps or jack stands in the driveway. I see replacements online in the $65 to $95 range... Is it worth doing myself?

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Should not be to hard, may need jack stand , screwdriver, hose clambs drain pan

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