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Old 01-03-2013, 01:59 AM   #1
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Question Fuel gauge problems!!! 88 mustang gt

My fuel gauge is stuck on super full. I bought this car a couple days ago and it's my first mustang. Where should I check first to help me find the solution? Thanks
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:06 AM   #2
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Very common problem. Have you gone through a full tank yet? Mine reads full until it gets down to 1/4 tank and then it works. Its most likely your sending unit located in the tank
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I have not let my tank get low yet. Ill look into the sending unit thanks a lot ill let you know how that goes. Or should I run my car without filling up for a couple days to see if it moves to confirm this is the problem?
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This is the same thing that happened to me. When I first got my mustang it was at about 3/8 full, so I filled it up all the way, the needle was past full. That was where it stayed too. I though/ hoped that I was just getting really good gas mileage, then when it hit 5/8s it started working. It works when it is getting low and that is when it needs too. It doesn't bother me, so it shall stay like that.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:02 PM   #5
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Thanks ill go without filling see if it eventually starts working when my tank hits a point. ill throw a gas can in the back just in case lol thanks for the help
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Thanks ill go without filling see if it eventually starts working when my tank hits a point. ill throw a gas can in the back just in case lol thanks for the help
That's what I had to do with my Nissan. It worked but every time I get over 3/4 of the tank the needle slowly wonders up above full. It's a pita.
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Sounds to me like you will never run out of gas.
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Sounds to me like you will never run out of gas.
Haha converted my stang to run on hpoes and dreams

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Does am have a conversion kit? I have been looking for one of those for so long!
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Thanks Guys at a quarter tank the gauge started working and the light came on.
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Thanks Guys at a quarter tank the gauge started working and the light came on.
Good deal. I would just let it be until you have a better reason to drop the tank, fuel pump issue or something like that.
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Yea im going to order the part and put it in when I get a chance no rush on this thanks
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