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Gas gauge reading empty even when tank is full

Gas gauge light stays on and gas gauge reads empty even with full tank. was told it was a sensor is that true and how do you replace it?

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    my tank is full but my gauge is reading empty

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Usually if the gas gage does not work yes it is true it may be the sensor if it is electronicly controlled. the sncor will more than likley be in the tank. here is how to remove your gas tank.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2. Relieve fuel system pressure.
  3. Drain the fuel tank.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Fuel filler and vent hoses
    • Fuel tank skid plate
    • Fuel tank wiring connectors
    • Fuel supply and return lines
    • Fuel tank
    • Fuel pump assembly
      gas gauge reading empty even when tank is full - 7924bg17.gif Fuel pump assembly mounting
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Fuel pump assembly
    • Fuel tank. Tighten the bolts to 27 ft. lbs. (36 Nm).
    • Fuel supply and return lines
    • Fuel tank wiring connectors
    • Fuel tank skid plate
    • Fuel filler and vent hoses
    • Negative battery cable
  2. Start the engine and check for leaks.

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My 2008 honda civic fuel gauge say empty but my tank say fuel in the tank. can u help me about that please

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