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Gas gage does not move stuck on 1/4 tank

1999 explorer gas gage is stuck

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The float and the unit in the gas tank needs replacing

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1. is it stuck at !/4 tank when it is turned off?
2.have a scan tool hooked up to it see if it has an option for functional tests some you can select interior-dash and test gauges if you can that is an easy way to see if it works

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