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Oil tank sounds hollow. But gauge says it is half full

We tapped the tank it sounds empty. Our gauge is only 2 years old. Can it be broken?

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SOURCE: fuel gauge moves back and forth from full to empty

you have a bad sending unit inside your tank.
the resistance of the potentiometer inside is broke on the half tank part.

you have to replace it.

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SOURCE: 2005 Buick Rendezvous Fuel Gauge

well the gage is made of rubber it could be sticking no other way than to replace the gage itself/ please rate my response thank you very much

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 Chevy Suburban: Fuel gauge reads empty, tank is half full

Youre gauge is controlled by a plunger in the fuel tank which is attached to the sensor and the fuel gauge. it sounds like when the plunger goes down half way its either getting stuck down lower then it should. Needs replacing. Any mechanic can do this install for you.

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Impala fuel gauge used to bounce and now

most of the time this is simply just the float in the gas tank getting stuck had the same problem in my car. unfortunately you have to access the gas tank to fix, but it is an easy fix. hope this helps any questions let me know.

Posted on Jan 25, 2010

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SOURCE: fuel gauge stops working at half empty and will

you have 2 recalls
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  3. Lack of proper grounding between sending unit and tank or between tank and chassis
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