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The latch on the fuel door broke. The part that engages the electric release latch broke and the fuel door will not stay closed. Does anybody know where I might find a replacement ? It is screwed on with 2 torx screws.

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Any decent auto wrecker should have a dozen of those, or ebay.

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I dont know how to find out how much gas I have in a oldsmobile ninety eight.

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