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My car ran out of gas this morning. After putting fuel in it it still registers empty and the electronics are showing 0 miles to E. This cannot be as I drove the car 8 miles or so after the fuel was put in. It is a 09 Focus

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The sending unit has shorted out. It will be the part inside the tank. It can be tested with an OHM meter to doubled check

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Well, how much gas did you put into it? 1 gallon or 5 gallons, or more?
electronic level sensors sometimes are a couple of gallons off.

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