Could a loose gas cap cause my fuel gauge to be inaccurate?

Tiny
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  • 1995 TOYOTA CAMRY

Tank was on empty, put $20 in the tank, (Which usually puts me right at/around half a tank). A short while after, I looked at the gauge and it read past full, which is impossible. I drove approx. 25 miles, and when I reached my destination, it was near half a tank. I checked the gas cap, and it wasnt all the way tightened. I was just curious if that could be the cause or if it is broken?

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Thursday, July 19th, 2012 AT 2:24 PM

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Tiny
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No, there is an issue with the sender unit which is inside the fuel tank.

Roy

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Thursday, July 19th, 2012 AT 2:26 PM
Tiny
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Is that difficult and/or pricey to get fixed?

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Thursday, July 19th, 2012 AT 2:58 PM
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It is acessible from the back seat andpays about 1 hour in labor. The part will have to come from a dealer and you can call to get that price.

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Thursday, July 19th, 2012 AT 4:02 PM

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