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Old 07-15-09, 12:10 PM
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So it started just last night...i was driving all over Los Angeles and at one particular point, I do remember braking excessively hard to avoid an accident.
Anyway, an hour later, i looked at my fuel gauge and it was higher than i remembered. It was originally at 1/4...then i saw it above 3/4...
Anyway, i drove off to work this morning hoping it would fix itself but nothing happened. Before getting to work, i filled the tank up to the top and when i started up the car; the fuel gauge needle moved DOWN to below "E" or empty...
I drove a few miles, turned the car on/off a few times, and no progress.

Any concrete suggestions as to diagnoise the problem?????
I'm guessing the gauge on the cluster is working since it does move, but...
maybe its the sending unit in the trunk area or something else?
Please help!
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Old 07-18-09, 10:17 AM
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Woww bro I have I exact same problem I also braked hard and bam gas went to E I'm doing research how to fix that, from what I've read try messing with the floaty locatin the the gas tank and the sensor thingy I'm going to try this later today to see if it fixes it,
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Originally Posted by PureDrifter View Post
Thanks for the direction but...i don't think its the actual gauge that's the malfunction, since it tends to fluctuate as i drive. I'm thinking its the actual Fuel Sending Unit specifically the floater.

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did you even read the link? its an electrical short. -_-
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Originally Posted by PureDrifter View Post
did you even read the link? its an electrical short. -_-
I've read it before, but i wonder why it would be an electrical short (not ruling it out though)

When i fill the tank up again, starts at E, then works its way up to Full (but only over a 50-100 mile drive, then goes as its supposed to.

Very odd.
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