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Fuel gauge faulty

I've got a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon and the fuel gauge seems to be faulty.It jumps around alot.Sometimes it shows the car is empty sometimes the tank is half etc. How can I reset it or what can I do?

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The fuel sender is part of the fuel pump mounted on top of the fuel tank. There might be an access ti the top of the fuel tank through a removable access panel under the rear seat. Otherwise you need to remove the fuel tank. New unit will cost a lot

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