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Fuel guage sometimes read empty when there is gas in the tank?

Even when there is gas in the tank,the low fuel comes on[guage drops to empty]and sometimes starts to read again.Guage model MR497413;....-6650.Is this guage repairable.

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Check that there are no holes in the float. If the fuel is getting into the float, it will give a false reading. Another thing is to check the ground on the float sensor. If it's not connected tightly, it will create a false reading too.

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