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Gas gauge reads past full all the time

\015 I cleaned the grounds in the engine compartment and the gauge worked once.I thought it was fixed.But the next time I started it , it went to full and stayed there.Are there other grounds to check? I really dont want to take the box off to get at the tank.\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 22-01-2018

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Have seen this & fixed siml. cond.. sorry, but float got stuck at top pos.had to drop tank & replace.but have heard that sometimes a hard jolt can free.
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