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My float is stuck and buying a new fuel pump assembly is out of the question, is there anything i can do to repair myself?

Its been above a half of tank and the gas light didnt come on which made me think i had enough gas and about a day later i ran out

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It is rare that this will help, but sometimes if you fill the fuel tank all the way to the top of the fuel inlet (where you put gas in) it can "unstick" the float.

One possible reason a float sticks is someone overfilled the tank.

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    Thanks a bunch I just did it and my needle jumped to the full line you are the best!


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Go to AutoZone buy a gas treatment..a small bottle...directions about almost out of gas put the gas treatment then fill up the gas to full...that should do it pretty simple all in store for you

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My car gas float has been doing that for 3 years now.
I just fill the tank then reset the trip miles and watch till it gets to about 200 miles (for my car) then I refill. Works great.
Hope this helps.

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