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Fuel level indicator stayed stuck one day and then seem to shack itself correct. mechanic wants to change the "fuel level sender". could it be any other issues that I can check myself? Vaccum hose? float?

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No there isn't, the fuel level sender sends the signal to the gauge on the dash to show how much gas is in the tank.Sorry,but the gas tank needs to dropped to replace it.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

  • juniorespiti Jan 13, 2011

    assuming you either jump started another vehicle switched your battery or dixconected it park avenues you have to take your dashboard appart and manually moove the needle and if you dont wanna break anything take it to a dealer and spend about 100$ if you got the money

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Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage And Emissions Warranty Coverage
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