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Gas gauge indicates empty with gas in tank.....at times, it reads level in tank!!

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You will need the Fuel gauge sender replaced,

Posted on May 12, 2010

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The gauge circuit is shunted on most cars, this is wierd, but needed to stabilize the readings... Your description sounds like normal function. Drivers would complain if the qauge were to be instant, going around corners, starting, stopping, all move fuel, and the gauge would indicate this, cauing driver alarm...Been this way for ever, although yours sounds like it is on the far side of the scale...if it reads correctly after a while, you could replace everything and you would have the same performance.

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