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Gas gage isnt right it keeps floating

Our ga gage isnt reading right it floats from full tank to 1/2 to empty when we know we just filled it up it never shows the same amount of gas is ther a float in the gas tank and how do you get to it

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The Sorento gs tank is under the floor in the back seat. Flip the seat bottom's forward and pull open the Velcro to access the top of the tank. The fuel pump and sender may be accessible from the top, but you might be unlucky and have t remove the tank.

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