Q: My vehicle was hotwired and vandalized

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I have sugar in my engine and gas tank. My car was stolen and they tried to hotwire and crank the ignition. So, I have open ignition wires showing.

There will be a few things that will need to be addressed. A qualified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, will need to drain all the gas/sugar from the gas tank and all lines. And the ignition switch and wiring will need to inspected and replaced if needed. After all of these things are looked at a diagnosis will be made on what all needs replaced.

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