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Dashboard gauge Because if my caravan will bend on the left side the fuel gauge will go to  half tank, if the caravan will bend to right side the fuel gauge will go to empty. but the tank have 15 liters of gasoline. Please help me. Thanks

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    bob collins May 11, 2010

    What do you mean by bend?

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Mine is doing the same way lean it to the left is shows gas drive for a mile its on empty till you lean back to the left

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Check the grounds on your fuel tank sending unit,must drop the tank to do this. with the tank down,remove the ground and look at your fuel gauge it should read full or empty,if it does not it may be a sending unit

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