Hi, I am a grad student, meaning money is tight, and would appreciate feedback on whether I need to make two fixes that my mechanic suggested.
First, my fuel tank pressure sensor is apparently blown. It seems like this is mainly a problem from an EPA standpoint, and because it might trigger the check engine light repeatedly. Are there safety issues I should worry about? The cost of repair was $228. Seem reasonable?
Second, there is apparently a crack in my sway bar. As the mechanic explained it, the bar is pinched when it connects to…the frame of the car, I guess, and is cracked at the pinch. The price here was steeper, $400 or more.
Any feedback is appreciated. I just want to make sure the car is safely drivable. Thanks!