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Q: Fuel gauge not accurate

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The fuel gauge in my car is not accurate.

A: The fuel gauge on the dashboard receives a ...

The fuel gauge on the dashboard receives a signal from sensors in the gas tank. Some models of your vehicle have multiple sensors and both have to be working properly for an accurate fuel level. An experienced technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can remove and inspect the fuel pump module and fuel level sensors for any signs of damage. If required they can also replace the faulty fuel sensor for you. The repair is not complete without replacing the gas tank seal.

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