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1996 Ford Mustang Question: gas gage

 

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DAWNIE, Houston, TX, June 07, 2010, 21:21
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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?

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    mastertech6371 June 07, 2010, 21:29
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    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

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    DAWNIE, June 07, 2010, 22:00
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    THANKS ROY THAT INFO WAS VERY HELPFUL!

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, June 08, 2010, 10:35
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    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

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    DAWNIE, June 08, 2010, 11:04
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    THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR HELPFUL INFO

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