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hey im Cynthia and I just joined.. I have an 87 420SEL and I need help asap. First..the radio and alarm doesnt work..I was told from someone that worked on the car previously to be purchasing it that theres power going to the radio..but after researching..my assumptions that the radio being locked (due to the anti-theft system) is probably CORRECT!! but thats not it..I also need some guidance as to y the car doesnt want to start and I smell gas one the car is on..I just got one of the fuel lines fixed (theres 2) and was told that the shield has rubbed the hole into the line...but if its fixed y is the smell so harsh still? (and I know due to the leak theres gas everywhere that needs to be cleaned off..but one trip there were no gas fumes.) and 3..its idoling rough..the car shakes me when im sitting..its running at about 8-9000 rpm..my friend noticed the spark plug wires have a big gap in them..but that doesnt seem to be my problem...soooo anyones 2cents would be graciously appreciated..and the sooner the better..I have a 10hr drive back home in a few days..thanks
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