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I need to get the fuel gauge back to the right position

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Take a large magnet and pull it slowly back around then turn on ignition switch.

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    4. Move float rod toward fuel filter against Empty stop position. Turn ignition switch to Off position. Wait approximately 30 seconds, then turn ignition switch to On position. The gauge should read on or below the Empty mark. If gauge works properly replace sender, which involves dropping fuel tank.

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