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Why won't my gas gauge or digital register how much gas is in my car even when it has a whole tank it registers for awile then it says i have no gas when in fact i do?

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This sounds almost certainly a fuel level sensor or wiring issue. The sensor itself is in the fuel tank and it will require the tank to be lowered to access it. I would look first at the wiring from the gauge all the way back to the tank first as this is the easiest thing to eliminate first. If you encounter a short or broken connection then this will be the easiest to fix first

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