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1998 Mercury Villager fuel system problems

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1998 Mercury Villager Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 101998


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Gas guage continuously reads lower than actual. Reports 'E' when 1/4 tank of gas still left. Returned to dealer 4 times and they replaced the "sending unit" twice (after they told me they couldn't find anything wrong twice). Still no resolution. It's been like this since I purchased the vehicle at approx. 500 miles, and now I'm up to about 8000 miles. I have a 20 gallon tank and am averaging 20 miles per gallon. However, the guage reads 3/4 after only 50 miles; 1/2 after 150 miles; 1/4 after 225 miles and 'E' after 180-190 miles.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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