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Fuel gauge drops and get about 3 gallons in fuel tank, have replaced both fuel pumps

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  • Ty Mapes Jul 25, 2009

    fuel gauge was at 1/2 and then dropped to empty, its ran out of gas several times because of this. when we fill it up we can only get about 3 gallons of gas in it before the pump shuts off. a mechanic diagnosed it and said it was the fuel pumps, so they changed them ,filled it up with 18 gallons of gas and i drove 300 miles and put 12 gallons in,then it was at 1/2 and dropped to empty

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Can you restate the question not sure what you're saying 'fuel gauge drops and get three gallons?'

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  • Craig Butler
    Craig Butler Jul 25, 2009

    That sounds like a faulty fuel sensing unit in the tank. That's the problem

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