Q: Q: Fuel gauge broke.

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My fuel gauge is not working.

It sounds like you may have a bad sending unit in the fuel tank. Sometimes the old fuel sending unit floats no longer float in the fuel tank and will not show the proper level, these must be replaced. I would test the wire going to the fuel gage as well for the appropriate voltage. A mechanic from YourMechanic can perform these tests for you if you do not feel comfortable.

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