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Fuel level gauge says it still has a half tank but it is empty the fuel light comes on i replace the sending unit still have the problem

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    fuel hand does not change no matter how full

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Hi, using your ohmmeter, check the resistance between pins 6 and 33 of the computer connector. If the ohms do not match the number in the book for the current level of fuel in the tank, the wires are bad. If the ohms are close, the cluster is bad. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Either the float,bent rod or a sener wire , or the gauge cluster or wire problem.

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