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2002 honda crv fuel gauge moves really slow.

My fuel gauge is really slow to show a ''full tank'' or anything else. After filling my tank from 1/4 tank to FULL, the fuel gauge takes about1 hour to show up full. My other vehicles fuel gauges move right away after filling-up. Do you think it's a faulty gas cap?. Or a sticky fuel float in my tank?.

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  • cgtouch May 08, 2009

    My fuel gauge has been broken for years, the dealer fixed it twice when it was under warranty. I can never tell how much gas I have so I track my miles and when I drive 150 to 180 I fill up my tank. I anyone knows how I can fix this without going to the dealer I would love to no.  

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    My Daewoo Leganza fuel gauge is not accurate, if i fill the tank full it stays in middle what could be the problem

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    i fill up my gas tank and it stays at f no matter what, i can only tell wheni mruning out because of the light.



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I had the same problem. My battery was going bad. When I replaced it with a new one, the fuel gauge worked fine.

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Sticky or old float in your tank

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