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Old 07-06-2011, 10:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2000 Camry fuel gauge not working properly

Hi, I own a 2000 Toyota Camry and the fuel gauge is not working properly, I notice it about a week ago with $10 it was getting close to 1/4 tank level and then even with $15 as same price as before it move only to approx. 1/8 of a tank and soon after driving some for a while it goes to emty mark (lighted orange dot) and to the "E". There is not leaks but i found out the ruber hose that goes from the air firter to the engine was crack at the engine point, I try to fix it with alluminum tape but it got loose after a while due to the heat. Can somebody give some advice about which the gauge is doing this and how to fix it.

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Old 07-06-2011, 11:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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wait, huh? gas gauges are just approximate, especially when they get below 1/4 of a tank. stop on a hill and you will get a different level reading. it's difficult to notice an exact change when only a couple of gallons are added. fill it up completely and track the miles driven. do this several times and then see if the gauge drops at about the same rate each time.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Expanding on what ghettosled said, the fuel gauge isn't even close to linear -- once you get to 1/4 tank, the gauge will drop like a rock (on my '95, on a tank that's good for 350+ miles from full to "light on", I've got at most 50 miles left once I hit the 1/4 mark.)
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