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2003 Cadillact CTS

I just put gas into the tank. My fuel gage read 1/2 tank. On the way home I notice my gage read empty. What the problem.

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    the gage reads empty

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    car shows empty,but when 8 or 9 gallons are put in it, gages shows full .

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Sometimes beleive it or not its the gas cap is not sealing right

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Could be the gas cap but most likely its the float on the fuel pump sending unit. GM is notorious for making crappy fuel pump set ups.

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If its the second ? - Electrical gauges will move when powered down. Normal

Testing the gauge may not be easy - just depends on your ability.
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2nd driver's door open, key in run position, engine not running.
3rd gently lift up on the door then let if come back down, gently.
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4th - keep an eye on the gas gage, a bad sending unit in the take will show up as a "twitchy" needle.

Of course, if the gage never leaves empty - sloshing won't work.
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