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Gas gauge/tank i fill up the tank, and the gauge reads empty. When i start driving it goes up, but not all the way to full. Then i'll stop the car and, it goes up to full. Finally i think its ok, but then it goes all the way back down to empty.

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I am very familiar with this problem, u will need to replace the gas gauge sending unit in the fuel tank.

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