gas gage on 1996 Ford Mustang

gas gage moves back alot. It will be at the half way mark and then i will look down a min later and it will go real close to the empty mark. And some times it will be near empty and i can go 45 miles to empty and other times i can only go 20 miles or so. what do you think is wrong?

by in Houston, TX on June 07, 2010
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by on June 07, 2010
either the sender unit is bad or you have a broken baffle in the tank allowing the fuel to slosh around way too much Roy
COMMENT by on June 07, 2010
THANKS ROY THAT INFO WAS VERY HELPFUL!
ANSWER by on June 08, 2010
Dawnie, One thing I tell everyone with this problem is to add a bottle of "Chevron Techron Concentrate Plus" into a full tank of fuel. This additive is the only one I know of that will clean the fuel level sensor in the tank (they can get dirty from fuel contaminants). So before you have any repairs performed, spend the $12.00 or so and try it, I've seen it fix several vehicles. Good Luck
COMMENT by on June 08, 2010
THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR HELPFUL INFO
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