OMG! I was searching the internet because the EXACT same thing started happening to my 1996 Taurus GL the other day. Previous to this problem my gas guage started working only intermittently, and I have always been convinced that it was a wiring problem. Now this, and I have heard that wiring/electrical problems are the most expensive to fix. I checked interior fuses earlier today, but nothing. If ANYONE has a clue what this problem is PLEASE email me. If I can fix this myself it would be awesome. I am unable to spend a lot of money right now.