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When i put fuel in my tank no matter how much it is the gas guage shows that it is full but when the gas gets low enough for the fuel light to come on the light does come on and the gauge moves to empty. Ex. if car is empty, no matter if i put 1 gallon of gas or 10 gallons of gas in it the gauge goes to full.

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Bad fuel sending unit.

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