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Ive got a 1999chev 1500 Silveroldo the gas guage drops from full to 3/4 then sits there until almost empty sometimes for no reason it will drop from full to empty then back to full when truck is runnig the fuel sender was changed and was good for about six months any ideas what it could be

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You have a short to ground somewhere in that circuit, a bad connector or just a bad wire.

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