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The fuel leveler in the gas tank is broken or stuck. Should be replaced.

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The fuel gauge on my 01 caravan 2.4l reads full when running, and only reads 1/4 when off, any ideas what it could be?


Many cars do this to discourage gas theft. If the car fuel gauge only shows 1/4 full, a potential thief may not bother to steal 2 or 3 gallons of gas. This is very normal.

If the gauge is stuck on full and you are sure the tank isn't full, you have a sensor sending wrong information to the dash gauge. Most cars now have a single fuel pump and sending unit that can be replaced by a mechanic.

Jan 09, 2015 | 2001 Dodge Caravan

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The gas gauge for the front tank on my 1992 F150 is stuck past full


You probably have a ground wire not making contact to ground on the front tank sending unit. OR the sending unit itself inside the tank is faulty. Either way, when a gas guage goes to full all the time (empty or full), this indicates that NO ground is available for the sending unit.

Apr 02, 2013 | 1992 Ford F150 SuperCab

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Gas gauge bounces from empty to full


the float that is the sender unit in the tank is stuck this is why the gage jumps to full

Aug 08, 2012 | 1999 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

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Fuel gage stuck at half full


Hi,
Check both the gas float and the fuel gauge. The terminal wire on the fuel float when grounded on the bare metal body of your car it will register on your gauge as "FULL ", if not the fuel gauge is malfunctioning and have to replace. When it register to your gauge as "FULL", the problem would be the gas float inside the fuel tank.
A technician could replace it for you.
Hope that helps you out.
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Aug 06, 2011 | 1997 Oldsmobile 88

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My gas gauge is stuck on empty, how to fix


if your gas tank is empty of course the gauge is empty,but if the gas is full and the gauge still empty all you have to do is to check the float valve inside the gas tank maybe it is stuck.Or need to change if necessary.

Jun 19, 2011 | 2002 Buick Park Avenue

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My 1969 chevelle's gas gauge is stuck pass full.bad gauge or sending unit? how to tell?


According to what I read, test the gauge first. Hook power to where the white wire attaches. Hook a ground to the black wire connector. The gauge should rise to full. (May take a while). When on full, the tan wire connector to same ground. It should go to empty. If both work, gauge is good. To test sender, in the empty position, your ohm meter should read 0-2. 1/2 tank should read about 40, and full should read 84-88 ohms.

May 17, 2010 | Cars & Trucks

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Fuel gauge stuck on full for my 2000 ford taurus SE


it is probbally the fuel pump in the gas tank. It has a float like the one in your toilet and a sensor attached to it to tell you how much gas you have.

Aug 08, 2009 | 2000 Ford Taurus

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S10 gas gauge not working


you requirer anew fuel pump assyb the float is stuck

Mar 15, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

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Fuel gauge stuck on full


need to replace the sending unit

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