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Volvo car model94 940 sometime when car is park in slope front wheele up side fuel gauge is not indicate fuel capacity

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Because the fuel is not in contact with the fuel sender, being on a slope the fuel is pooled up against the back of the fuel cell, for example, half fill a glass of water then tip it back, note the level of the water in the front of the glass goes down and the rear of the glass, towards you, gets closer to the top. same basic principal, park the car on level ground and your problem should go away

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