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I heard on a reputable tv news report a couple years ago that if you overfill your tank , you know continue to fill after the nozzle automatically shuts off, to top off or round up that extra dollar, that the extra amount of gas causes the float to go above and beyond what the manufacturer designed and has the system calibrated for, overextending it , which can cause it to stick altogether in that position or can give faulty readings and stick intermittently, or cease to function. The repairs are costly because this all goes on inside the tank, and as they are read by computer, you are talking extra money to have recalibrated. It can also make a check engine light come on.

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Q: What can cause a gas gauge not to function on a cavalier?
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