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When the car is in idle. The car gas gauge starts to vibrate back and forth causing the car to almost stall.

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  • Ellen Keehn Feb 13, 2010

    I will give that info to the repair shop. Thank you. Ellen Keehn

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This would be a faulty sending unit which unfortunately is in the gas tank itself. They can become leaky or get stuck. The tank will have to be disconnected and dropped, then the ring on tank will have to be turned counter-clockwise with a brass only punch and hammer to avoid sparks. then sending unit can be removed. Do make sure negative battery cable is disconnnected before pulling out any wire harnesses and fuel lines.

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    Nate Stansfield Feb 14, 2010

    Not a problem! Thank YOU!

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If your car stalled while you were driving it, look for an obvious reason first. Check to make sure you have fuel in the tank (if your gas gauge is working). Do not sit there and crank the car over, trying to get it to start, as you will quickly wear down the battery if it's not already bad.
Check the probable causes for this kind of problems:-
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