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My 2001 aztek has a fuel guage malfunction most of the time it is stuck on full but the digital read out shows that i have used 7 gallons can this be the bcm or just a censor on the fuel pump

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It is most likely the sending unit in the gas tank, this senses the amount of fuel in the tank and relays that info to the gauges and computer.

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