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Fuel gauge faulty / gives weird levels of fuel

I have had this issue since I bought my '99 Malibu in '07. After I fill up, the gauge reads full as it should. For the first 75 miles the gauge seems to work (goes down a couple lines, maybe to the 3/4 line but im not sure if it's accurate or not), then it goes back to full. At around 130 miles, it tells me I have about a half tank only when the car is started, after I start driving it goes back up. In winter, right when I start my car it seems to read right once in awhile, but creeps right back up almost to full if I move my car whatsoever. (even by opening and shutting the door) After I go about 170-200 miles the gauge goes back to full and doesn't move until after I fill it back up.

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The fuel level sensor is bad. The tank will have to be taken down to replace the level sensor. There is little fingers on the resistor that wear down and loose contact causing the gage to read incorrectly.

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