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Not an easy task. You need to remove and disconnect the tank. Depending on how old the gas (more than 1-2 years) is it may be cheaper to replace the tank than trying to clean out the old gas residue which will repeatedly plug your lines and filters. After you remove the tank dump the gas into approved containers then dispose or properly. Check with your city or county officials they should be able to tell you where to dispose of toxic waste.

Posted on Jun 06, 2010

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SOURCE: Full tank-fuel gague registers empty-need fuel light is on

There is a sending unit in the fuel tank that registers how much fuel there is. It is probably broken, giving you a funny reading on your gauge.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Fuel gauge goes to empty when I know there is still a 1/2 tank of fuel.

sounds like a faulty float on the fuel pump not sending the correct signal to the guage. if helpful please rate

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Fuel tank won't accept gas

In the 2000 Impala, there is a small filter located in the driver's rear quarter panel that is supposed to permit some air to move to adn from the fuel tank to account for expansion and contraction of the fuel, and provide a path for the displaced air while fueling. When this filter gets clogged, the air cannot vacate the tank during fueling, and the pressure causes the pump to click off.

To find it, underneath the vehicle, trace a hose from the top of the tank to the space on the driver's side behind the rear wheel. It will be a small plastic black box about 1" x 3' x 3'. Carefully remove, and open it, and the filter may be replaced or cleaned depending on your budget.

I have seen this on an Impala and a Cavalier, the part is identical.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 kia sorento Fuel Gauge says empty with 1/2 tank of gas.

Fuel sensor is not working well. Just changed mine today for the same problem.

Posted on Jun 16, 2010

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SOURCE: 05 LR3 w/ 96,000 miles.

Repair is a major job involving dropping the fuel tank, a messy and dirty and dangerous job. It will take you at least one full Saturday to do this job if everything goes right and you have the proper parts. My free advice to you is to fill your tank every 200 miles and forget about the fuel gauge.

Posted on Jul 29, 2011

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