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Gas gauge dosn't work correct

Fill gas tank up and drive three days and gauge is still full after going 100 miles

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  • nyeshia_neci Mar 24, 2009

    I have a 1997 oldsmobile 88. My fuel gauge isn't working correctly. I have been setting my trip button to remind myself of gas. My question is until it is serviced. How many miles can i go before refueling.

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But it works ok otherwise? Be happy, it's working then. No offense, but alot of vechiles when you fill it up full, and I mean FULL will read over full, and will stay there untill tank isn't overfilled. Since your drivnig a good fuel economy car, it will take several days.

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