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When the car is filled up (Ford Escort ZX2) the

When the car is filled up (1998 Ford Escort ZX2) the fuel gauge doesn't go to "F" it stops at 3/4 full.

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The fuel sender unit is a float system, sounds like the float has a hole in it, and has fuel inside, therefore the float will not rise to the top when the tank is full...
disconnect battery..locate sender unit on top of fuel tank,,( usually located under rear seat )....remove the float and clean thoroughly....then repair hole

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If the check engine light is on, take the car to an autoparts store and have them scan the computer for stored fault codes, Most parts stores will do the scan for free. It could be a faulty fuel sending unit or a problem in the evap emissions system. Getting the codes should help narrow down the cause. A fault in the evap system should trigger a fault code. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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The fuel level is gauged by an electric sending unit inside of the gas tank. If the unit is the original one, it may need to be replaced. Mine did the same as yours did prior to letting go.

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