Question about Chevrolet Cars & Trucks
My fuel gauge reads 1/4 tank when full.
The problem isnt in your wiring. you either have a faulty sending unit or your dash is having issues. please clarify with year make and model
Posted on Feb 18, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: fuel gauge problem
The nature of the gauge is that it should behave with a linear taper between full and empty. If it works when full but then malfunctions as the level drops, the variable resistor in the sending unit which is housed along with the fuel pump in the gas tank is almost certainly at fault. The sending unit will have to be replaced to fix the problem. Expect this to be an expensive endeavor.
Posted on Aug 16, 2008
my friend most of the latest car come's across such problem so it's not the ground wiring problem it's the problem with the fuel gauge unit fitted inside the fuel tank it's time to get replaced it one thing is for sure that part is costly b'cause the fuel gauge is combination of 2 part's the fuel supply pumping motor unit & fuel level indicating gauge unit for such problem see for your nearest FORD authorised service centre across near by so till then drive safe have happy motoring so see you soon my friend..... !
Posted on May 08, 2009
Definitely the gauge can be changed, provided the float in the fuel tank is OK, i.e. no leaks. This float connects to a potentiometer which records the current flowing thru it and displays it in the gauge. So before replacing the gauge measure the current and match that against the quantity of fuel in the tank...............sodeep
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
Youre gauge is controlled by a plunger in the fuel tank which is attached to the sensor and the fuel gauge. it sounds like when the plunger goes down half way its either getting stuck down lower then it should. Needs replacing. Any mechanic can do this install for you.
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
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