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Gas gauge goes straight up when ignition on and stays / does not move until turned off whats wrong

Cant tell how much gas ihave

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You may have a faulty sending unit and/or sensor

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My gas gage stays on full what could the problem be?


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When the gas tank is full the gas gauge shows as empty. When the gas tank is empty the gas gauge shows as full.


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