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Old 15 Apr 2013, 01:11 pm
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Default Gas Gauge misread

I bought an 05 Pt cruiser last week, the dealership gave me a full tank of gas the next day the check engine light came on and the gauge didn't read properly it said it was empty, I checked the cap and it wasn't on tight, the light stayed on and the gauge was still misreading that day, but the next day everything was back to normal. I know the light will come on if the cap isn't on right but will the gauge misread like this?
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Old 15 Apr 2013, 03:20 pm
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Might have something to do with air in the tank since it wasn't pressurized with the cap being loose. Could be the float tin the tank that measures the level was stuck, then again, could just be a fluke.
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Old 16 Apr 2013, 11:44 pm
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Default Re: Gas Gauge misread

I just took our 2009 pt in for some service and this darned a/c situation. When I was driving home the low gas light came on, so we filled her up. Strangly, the gas gauge stopped at 3/4 full and took about 9. gallons, this seems about correct. Gas gauge is moving down from the 3/4 tank full.

Hopefully, this next fillup the gauge will be correct but if not any suggestions; besides me talking to the shop.



Thanks.
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Old 26 Aug 2013, 07:55 pm
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Default Re: Gas Gauge misread

I also bought a 2007 a couple weeks ago and in the process of turning her into a Taxi the meter installer messed up quit a few things I have put 600 into fixing a few things but now my gas gauge isnt working. It is stuck at 3/4 tank.... help
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