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My 1999 grand jeep cherokee the gas light is on the gauges will not work it says i am empty on gas but i have over a half of a tank. there is a key that appears with a circle around it and a slash down through the circle and it will turn over and grind but will not start. the lights work .I checked all of the fuses but still nothing. does anybody have any ideas. please let me know

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