fuel gauge

hi guys, i've got a 2000 3.8 liter coupe and the fuel gauge has been acting up and mis-reading for the past week or so. any quick and easy suggestions or are we looking at a full gas tank removal here? thanks
in advance, jay
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How bad is it "mis-reading", is it too low most of the times, or is the gauge not working? The gas gauges in F bodies have all been notorious for giving "bad" readings; in my camaro it can go from a full tank to a half a tank just by accelerating fast. Another thing about these cars is that the gas tank is in a sort of V shape, which means that when it says it's at a half tank, it's really about 1/3 full. Lucky for you, yours has the warning light, so if it actually is low, you know before it's too late.
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FBodyFreak wrote:

seems to read ok between full and 3/4's. after that, it fluctuates up and down between 3/8's and 3/4's. it never goes below 3/8's, even when almost empty. i've been watching my millage, and filling up at about 300 miles, knowing that i've got another 1 or 2 or 3 gallons left. for a supposedly 16 gal. tank, i've never put in more than 14 gallons, but i've never ran it out of gas in 115,000 miles, either. i have never noticed the gauge flucuating due to acceleration or cornering before. other than the catalytic converter ( i'm on my 5th) and the driver's side power window, it's been a damn good car for me. i'm trying to coax it to 2009, when i can buy another new one. thanks, jay
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