fuel pickup or guage problem
about 2 years ago I ran out of gas while the guage was under 1/4 tank.
Last week my car ran out of gas on 1/4 tank mark, I thought I was safe.
Today,,my car ran out of gas with the reading a little above 1/4 tank.
Now,,,I understand I'm an idiot for not filling up...but I'm out of work and trying to get by on every dollar I can save, plus I despise getting gas.
So,,I just put 20 gallons in and the guage reads 3/4 . (out of gas, plus 6 gallons to get it to gas station)
Could it be the fuel pick up tube is rotting and getting shorter??
To check the fuel pickup,,do I have to drop spare tire holder and tank or can I go from under seats to expose top of tank?
or could the guage be so off that 1/4 is actually empty? I'm not sure what size tank I have.
2004 pathfinder armada se 5.6 engine
2004 Pathfinder Armada SE 118K miles
bought used in 2012