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My gas hand going crazy it want let me know how much gas i have. it says full but i run out of gas, I put $15 in the tank the hand say im empty. help me Now" Thank You.

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I had a strange situation that may apply. One day my gas guage needle on the dash was underneath the little metal stopper on the dash under the low. Somehow the needle shot past full and spun all the way around. When the car was off, I straigtened a paperclip and through the trip post reset hole in the dash plastic I flipped the needle back around counter-clockwise. Have not had that problem since (1 year). Hope this helps.

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Need to replace the sending unit in the fuel tank

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Fuel gauge may be the problem, but may also be a short in wires going to fuel gauge
Battery power goes to gauge in dash then to resistor in tank to ground. If the wire going to tank is shorted to frame it will always read full. Test this by disconnecting the wire going to the tank. If it goes to empty then you know the reason, either resistor in tank is bad or wire shorted.
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1) The Ground Wire (goes from the sending unit in the fuel tank to the frame of the car) is not getting a good connection or
2) The fuel gauge in the dashboard is bad.

If your description means that the change in the gas gauge is random then check the ground wire. If you have a volt-ohm meter, try checking the resistance from the wire where it attaches to the sending unit, negative side. Remove wire from sending unit first. Make sure negative wire on V_O meter is connected to frame of car. Reading should be almost zero. Anything else and the wire you are testing does not have a good connection.
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