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How do you get to the gas tank to check and see if sticking

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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Yes there is a float that is connected to the sending unit in the gas tank. In order to get to it, you have to remove the tank (drain it first) and it all comes out the top of the tank. You will probably want to buy a whole sending unit to put in there. I'm not sure about yours, but the fuel pump and the sending unit may be all one piece. It's not a fun job, so you don't want to do it twice. I would change the fuel pump while i had it out anyway. Good luck!

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