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i have a problem, please help! #40036 Aug 27, 1:40pm Aug 27, 1:40pm
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i have a problem, please help!
today i went to the store and i had half a tank left and after driving about 6 miles taht half a tank dropped to quarter of a tank w/ in a minute. i mean w/in a minute or so all the bars for the fuel gauge disappeared b/w the half mark and the quarter mark one by one. i dunno what's going on. plz help.

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Re: i have a problem, please help! [Re: slik_gts] #40037 Aug 27, 1:41pm Aug 27, 1:41pm
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were you parked on a hill to start with?


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Re: i have a problem, please help! [Re: slik_gts] #40038 Aug 27, 1:42pm Aug 27, 1:42pm
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Maybe your gas meter malfunctioned.

Re: i have a problem, please help! [Re: slik_gts] #40039 Aug 27, 1:42pm Aug 27, 1:42pm
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maybe it just read it wrong befor and the comp was recalibrating the amount of fuel you had left. do you know for sure that you had a half tank or did the display just say that?

Re: i have a problem, please help! [Re: slik_gts] #40040 Aug 27, 1:44pm Aug 27, 1:44pm
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fill her up and see what the gauge does then.

Re: i have a problem, please help! [Re: slik_gts] #40041 Aug 27, 1:46pm Aug 27, 1:46pm
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no i wasn't on a hill to start off with. i know that when i have a half a tank left i usually have driven about 205 miles and this time had only a quarter tank left and i had driven about 195 miles. i went to the store came out started my car hoping that it would be back to normal, but nope i still had only quarter of a tank left. wut do you guys think. thnx

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Re: i have a problem, please help! [Re: slik_gts] #40042 Aug 27, 1:48pm Aug 27, 1:48pm
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If your still under warranty just have Toyota check it out.


Re: i have a problem, please help! [Re: slik_gts] #40043 Aug 27, 1:54pm Aug 27, 1:54pm
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right i was thinking about taking it to the dealer as i only have 16000 miles on it and i'm covered till 100k. but i was afraid that they r going to tell me that it's due to my Intake or something. wut do you think. thnx for the hlp guys.

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Re: i have a problem, please help! [Re: slik_gts] #40044 Aug 27, 2:03pm Aug 27, 2:03pm
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if the dealer is a dick they will tell you to buzz off because of your Intake. you could always take your Intake out if its a seriouse problem.

Re: i have a problem, please help! [Re: slik_gts] #40045 Aug 27, 2:40pm Aug 27, 2:40pm
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If you continue to pump fuel in after you have topped off your fuel tank on a regular basis it can damage the gauge over time. Perhaps this is the case here.

Re: i have a problem, please help! [Re: Gen7fan] #40046 Aug 27, 6:23pm Aug 27, 6:23pm
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if you were parked on an incline it causes your meter to read differently. (more gas on the front or back and less on the opposite side) was that the case?

Re: i have a problem, please help! [Re: slik_gts] #40047 Aug 27, 8:25pm Aug 27, 8:25pm
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no i never pump more gas than i'm supposed to. i always let got after it clicks. also i wasn't parked on n e incline. i did refill my tank to a full tank and i had put in $18 worth of gas meaning my tank really did go down to a quarter. i checked for leaks and i didn't see any. the fuel line looks good too. soo i dunno y it's taking that much gas. hopefully i'm gonna take it to the dealer and have them figure it out. thnx

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