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I had a used gas tank put in my car but now the gas gage does not register the gas, could it be because the plastic liner is cracked in the tank?

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Well if you used the used gas tank the sending untit could have been bad in it the best solution would be put your old one back in it the original

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No: for the gas sensor/ float to work it needs 2 electrical connections - one to the dash instrument and one to the ground. Make sure that both are firmly attached and the wires are intact.

Posted on Oct 10, 2010

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