I have a 98 sunfire and the fuel gage is wrong. it will say it is full after 6 gallons on gas when the car hold at least 12-15 how do i fix the gage
I have a 1999 Sunfire with the same issue. My wife's 2000 Sunfire does not, the only other difference between the cars other than year is mine is a two door and her's is a four door.
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Re: Fuel gage Not reading accurate fuel level
Sounds like you got a malfunctioning float on your fuel pump (works like a toilet bowl) try adding magellans mystery oil (you can find it at most part houses like napa ect) to you fuel for a few tanks to see if it can loosen things up if not probably going to need to replace the part
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mine did the same thing 2 years ago. i assume it is probably the fuel gauge sending unit in the fuel tank so i priced a new one. as i remember it was about 350.00 for just the part. my computer reads in gallons and is still accurate as to telling me how much fuel i have used so when i use 10 to 12 gallons out of the tank i fill it again. so far i have had no problem doing it like that. just don't run out of fuel because that is really bad for fuel pumps. mine has a 14 gallon tank so i make sure that i never go below 12 gallons used. i usually try to fill at 10 gallons used
I'm not sure I am understanding your question. The low Fuel indicator light comes on, depending on how sensitive it is set, when you have between 2 and 5 gallons of gas left in the tank. This also depends on how accurate your fuel level sending unit is reading the fuel level in the tank. The low fuel level light depends on the level of fuel in the tank itself but other than using that sensor it has nothing to do with the fuel gauge itself. The fuel gauge may or may not be accurately showing the fuel level.
First you will need to test your information display located above the rear view mirror. The easiest way to see if it is accurate is the next time you need gas, fill the tank up! Your car holds 17 gallons of fuel, the display should read 17 gallons after a fill up. If it displays anything other than the 17 gallon amount, then your fuel level sensor is bad. If it appears to be consistent with the 17 gallon reading, keep your eye on it for several miles and after a couple of times that you restart your vehicle to be sure that it is in fact reading correctly. If you are convinced that information is consistent with the actual data, then it's much worse......It needs a new fuel pump! Good luck!
You have a bad fuel level sensor.The fuel tank needs to come out and the sensor replaced.You don`t have to replace the pump assembly.You can get the level sensor separate.I`m not sure if the parts stores have it but I know the dealerships do.Hope this helps.Good luck.