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When I fill my gas tank on my 2000 Dodge intrepid, the fuel gauge will move from full, drop to empty and then back to full again. It does this over and over until the tank is down to about 3/4 full.

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    when gas tank is full gas leaks at juncture of fill pipe and tank

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HI, the fuel gauge sending unit is malfunctioning. this is located inside the fuel tank and, it is part of the fuel pump assembly. replacing this failing component will fix this issue.

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