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Gene, Auto Service Technician
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what causes a fuel gauge to stop working.

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i have a 1992 honda accord,the fuel gauge is reading emty,i had a bout 3/4 of a tank of gas in it.but the gauge reads emty.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Gene replied 10 years ago.
The fuel sender is most likely bad.The float may be full of fuel and causing the float arm to hang down and read empty of the fuel sender has an open circuit on the arm itself.It is an analog sweep style switch that can wear out over time. Look at having to replace the fuel sender.