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I have a 2002 Toyota Celica GT and I seem to be getting horrible gas mileage/Gas Gauge Fluctuates. I have replaced the Sending Unit.

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Check for a disconnected vacuum hose. Does it still drive normally? or does it feel like lack of power on acceleration?
is it an automatic? are you putting the shift lever into drive which is one back from neutral.

is your breaks dragging? jack up one wheel at a time and spin it. if it doesn't spin freely then does it feel like the brakes are on?

is hand brakes cable stuck putting the park brakes on?

did you change the air filter?

Posted on Mar 27, 2015

Testimonial: "It's manual transmission. I dropped off @ this mechanics and they said its a faulty fuel sending unit. Ironic. Must of been a bad fuel sending unit but either way.. no leaks have been found. I guess have to get another fuel sending unit and hopefully that fixes the issue."

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