Q: Q: "Check fuel inlet"

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My check engine light came on displaying this issue I look online it seems to be an easy fix however the mechanic told me that I can only get it repaired at a ford dealership . is this true . base on my research they will try too charge me a arm and a leg to replace a $30 piece and then sell me on a engine flush. What can I do

My car has 12400 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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