Question about 2005 Ford Explorer
THE FUEL GAUGE GIVES INCORRECT READINGS WHEN FILLING UP THE FORD EXPLORER
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Ford has lots of problems with the sender reliability. Typically, the sender (and expensive fuel pump) replacement resolves the issue. To test, you need to take the connection off of the sending unit, at the tank, turn on ignition, and then ground and un ground it and view results at the gauge. If the gauge responds, the sender needs to be replaced.
There are aftermarket senders that cost less than OEM.
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
even though the fuse is good, change it anyway and look for other bad fuses. it is possible that someone rewired and put wired them somewhere else. i just saw that yesterday. also, check to make sure a wire did not fall off or get broken/fried. if both power points are not working they are connected to the same power and ground points, whereby creating a circle/circuit. also check to see if one of the units is bad. if it take two to complete the circuit/circle and one unit is bad, maybe the circle/circuit is broken. you can test the units with two jumper wires and your battery/a jump box. these units are only + and -.
Posted on Sep 23, 2008
The problem is most likly the sending unit in the fuel tank but check the float. drain tank, there are two bolt in the straps on the fuel tank lossen enuf to lower tank to get to top to unplug wires and fuel lines once tank is on the ground thee is a ring on the top of tank holding the pump and sending unit in tap ring around with a screw driver to lossen once you have that off just pull unit out of tank and follow directions that come with sending unit. reverse removal procedure. good luck.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
There must be a problem with the sending unit it the tank. In order to replace it you would have to pull the fuel tank out and replace the sending unit. If it works for the second half, you may just be better off living with it that way. It is not cheap to replace the sending unit and you may as well replace the whole unit when you are in there. Many times just messing with the pump which is part of the sending unit will cause it to fail.
Hope this helps
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
On most of your newer cars the fuel level sensor is located in the tank with the fuel pump.The only way to test it for proper operation is to remove the fuel pump and test the sensor.Unfortunitly your tank has to be removed because the pump and sensor as one unit.The fuel pump costs about 219.00 up to 229.00 depending on where your live plus your labor and that price changes from area to area.I hope that solves your problem for you.
Posted on Feb 12, 2011
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