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Gas Gauge Inaccurate

My gas gauge is always at 3/4 full and I know that the tank is not.. What's up with that? Thanks for any help..

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  • Runnergal Apr 18, 2009

    Thanks Dave: I am definitely not repair savy... so I will take it at almost empty to the shop to and give them your suggestion... Very much appreciated. Thanks so much.

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Sounds like the 'float' is stuck. This is a small lever in the top of your fuel tank that rests on top of the fuel. When the fuel level drops, so does the 'float' and then it sends a different voltage to the guage, which in turn shows less fuel. It's an easy repair, but requires dropping the fuel tank to get at it. If your not experienced with this procedure, most any repair shop can do it. Try to run out most of your gas first, though, so that you don't 'lose' it at the garage! Good luck. Let me know if you need directions to do it yourself.

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