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Every time i fill up my gas tank the gas needel drops to the bottom.

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Before getting to technical try these 2 things.

1 get a can of fuel and run the car out completely, 2. take a rubber hammer with you or you can use your fist once the car is out of fuel give it a few taps on the fuel tank, not to hard just enough to encourage the float to free up.

See how you get on with that, a lot of the time the change in weather conditions causes the float to contract and expand thus it sticks. Try this first if no joy get back to me and I will tell you what to do


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