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fuel guage not responding correctly.

I filled up this morning and my fuel gauge stayed on E for the entire ride to work. It eventually got up to 1/4 tank. I jsut wwnt for a ride it it's now on 3/4 full. seems like something isn't working. Just wondering if anyone has expereinced this and knew what the fix is? Any help is appreciated. thanks.

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I don't know what the fix is for this but it happens to me occasionally. It'll happen then the next fill-up it will work fine and work fine for months, then do it again, then be fine.... I don't worry about it too much, I rarely run under 1/2 tank anyway.

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Happened to me once, I dont know what it was

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The exact same thing happened to me when I bought my truck last week. When I bought it the truck was on E - the low fuel deal was on. I went and put $50 in it and it didn't move at all - it stayed on E.

I drove the truck about 50 miles that day and it eventually came up to a little more than 1/2 tank, and seemed to work fine after that. Monday night after work I was getting a little under 1/4 tank so I stopped and filled it up all the way, as soon as I turned the key on the guage shot up to full

I figured maybe the truck had just been sitting and the guage was stuck. Seems to be working fine now...

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Add one more. Mine does it as well. If I let it get to say 1/8 - 1/4 tank mine will about 1/2 the time act stupid like this. My drive to work is about 40 minutes and in that time it will rise from wherever I filled it up from to about 7/8 a tank.

I probably wouldnt worry about it too much unless the gauge totally stops working or it becomes an issue for you.
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man that's wierd. you guys are talking me into ignoring the issue!!! perfect!! as long as it's just once in a while it's totally ignorable. thanks. -JRB

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do you shut your truck off when you refuel?? Remove the key and all. Some 6ohs do that if you leave them on dunno why.

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yeah I always shut mine off. this is the first time it's ever happened to me. i'm fine wiht ignoring it! it sounds like it's kinda intermittant from what everyone is saying.

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do you shut your truck off when you refuel?? Remove the key and all. Some 6ohs do that if you leave them on dunno why.
I think my pops said his 7.3 did that too...
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Mine did that too once, then never did it again.

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