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GAS LIGHT MY GAS LIGHT INDICATES EMPTY AFTER IDLING FOR 15SEC EVEN AFTER FILLING THE TANK.. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE PIECE THAT I NEED? GAS SENSOR? LOCAL GOODYEAR MECHANIC SAID THE PEICE COST 500.00 BUT I DONT KNOW THE NAME OF IT... NEED HELP...

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