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My car runs out of gas after only using 6 gal of gas. It only hold 6 gal when i fill it up. a mechanic has already taken the tank off and changed the fuel pump. He said it had about 12 gal in it when he drained it to take the tank off.

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  • cflinn Jun 21, 2009

    one time i kept driving when it said i was out of gas and it left me stranded on the side of the road! but when we filled it up it only held 6 gal. the machanic says its holding a full tank and the fuel senson and fuel tank are working!

  • Arnold May 11, 2010

    Does the gas pump shut off frequently when you fill up, like it is full when it is not?

  • firestomper2 May 11, 2010

    could be the leveler. and does it say empty or it litterally leaves you stranded on the side of the rode.



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I think the problem is the fuel gauge. it seems it is not reading correct

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