my gas gage is not reading correctly the proper fuel measurement. how or where can i go to test my gas gage?

Asked by Aug 22, 2015 at 12:41 PM about the 1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

so i believe that my gas gage is reading wrong because it was on a quarter of a tank and i
went to fill up and it only costed 27.00 to fill up and i believe it only filled up 8 gallons.  
where can i go to test the fuel gage? maybe check what size tank i have? maybe check
the meter inside the tank? it maybe stuck somewhere? anyways i need help with these
questions please

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By law, vehicles must get about 300 miles to a tank of fuel. I cannot see a Town n Country going that far on 8 gallons, so your float is stuck or the rheostat is shot. Ethanol fuels attract water that destroy all sorts of metal and rubber/plastic parts, so it's not so odd to have a failure like this. Unfortunately, MOST fuel injected vehicles have both the pump and the sending unit as an assembly inside the tank and since it's not reading correctly, no further testing is necessary. It very likely needs replacment. This is not a do it yourself job. It deals with gasoline ...... and it might be a lot of HEAVY gasoline since you don't really know how much you have in the tank. It's a clumsy, dangerous, heavy job with lots of diry, things dropping into your eyes, ears, nose and mouth and an unstable, sloshing, balancing act that is even tough on a professional level.

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