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Tires multilple problems what kind of tires do i need, gas gauge is messed up, always reads wrong tie rods are loose having issues with interior lights

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OK, the right size and type tires are located on a sticker on the inside of the driver's side door. Gas Gauge may be fixed by replacing the sending unit and related parts in the gas tank.
Tie rods that are loose are very dangerous, they can fail at any time causing an accident.
Interior lights, what issues are you having?

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