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Car will not start right away after adding fuel

1114,000 on vehicle. takes a few attempts to start car after adding fuel.

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Something could be going wrong with the fuel indicater float what could happen that when you fell it id resetes he calibration on it in iwtch screws with the sending unit thus not geting gas to the car after filling just an idea

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