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2004 Pontic Aztek gas gauge

Gas Gauge moves up and down. It's hard to know whether there is gas or not. It will be half full and then 2 minutes later the fuel light comes on and it looks empty. Then it will go back to half full.

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Probably you got a problem with your fuel gauge sender that goes inside in the fuel tank, that sender is only a coil that works together with a fuel lever,if you want to save some money buy it separate from the fuel pump.

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