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Yes, but if your gauge is showing full when it isn't, then it's probably either a bad gauge or a stuck floater in the tank.

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Q: Can the gas tank nozzle get blocked so the car thinks tank is full?
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Why does it take for ever to full it up with gas and twe cant put gas into to it with out the gas pump shutting off every 2 secondson my 2003 vue?

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