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Old 10-14-2005, 04:33 PM   #1
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the other day i was sitting almost on E, between E and 1/4 tank, closer to E, i filled up and it would only hold 10.5 gallons...now i have a 17 gallon tank..i dont know if any of you are expert mathematicians or not, but that isnt quite right..is there any way to fix this cheaply? or just deal with it?
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yeah, I have that happen in my explorer. It'll drop from 1/4 of a tank to e after letting her sit overnight.
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Normal.

95 at 1/8 takes 12 gallons
97 at 1/8 takes 16 gallons

I make sure I remember which car I'm in if I get low.
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It'* likely a faulty sending unit. The one on my 99 was bad too. After filling it up, it would lay on E for the first 75 miles. Then it would go back to F.

Plus, you have to remember that the tanks in these cars have a very funny shape. I like to compare it to an upside down triangle.
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faulty sending unit for sure...soon it'll be totally useless...welcome to silly gm Q/C
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Last Friday I got home and had 1/4 tank, my son went to fill it up and came back and told met when he got in it that it was in the yellow. I never let my car get that low on fuel. I don't know where in the heck it went to!
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Last Friday I got home and had 1/4 tank, my son went to fill it up and came back and told met when he got in it that it was in the yellow. I never let my car get that low on fuel. I don't know where in the heck it went to!
mine overfills to what would be full and a half and I actually ran out of gas for the first time the other day, luckilly there was a gas station a few blocks away....18.6 gallons almost a 60 dollar fillup

The gauge said there was 1/8 left
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I filled up today 12.005 gallons at 2.49 , cost me $30 so I threw in the ultimate carwash since I'm use to paying $35 a week for gas. At my house I park on a decline so since I lost that gas I started backing in. It seems like I didn't use as much gas this week as I did last week. I usually don't drive the car on the weekends. I'm usually in someone else'* car. My car just goes to work and back. We'll see how this next week goes.
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