201529 - Call 08

New York
Laura's gas gauge fluctuates wildly, and she can’t put more than six gallons of gas in without the pump shutting off. Mechanic said it was the sending unit, which is $450 to replace. Is there a cheaper fix? Tom and Ray say she can try experimenting, and use a trip odometer to see how far she can get on a tank. But if the repair estimate includes a new fuel pump, she should go for the repair, because the pump is probably ready to go.