Can anybody tell me why I can't put more than 11 gallons in my jeep. I
let it run down to the point where the light came on and the neadle was
almost on E. What can I do? Should I take it to the dealer? What could
the problem be?? Thanks for your help!!
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Re: 1998 jeep wrangler se gas tank
Likely the float in the tank is not adjusted properly (arm may be bent) Unless you totally run it out of gas on purpose to see how much is really in there (how much below "E" is actually in there), you probably have a lot more "reserve" than you want or need. Unless we just found Jimmy Hoffa, there is nothing in your tank that can lower it's capacity. Good luck
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Yes it happens to others. No one seems to have a fix other than don't fill up. I have gotten to where I can pretty accurately estimate how many gallons I need to fill it, and then cut it off before that point.
Hi Dava224 i had the same problem with my 1989 CJ. when it was cold out i would pump the gas pedal 3-4 times before turning the ignition. it puts a small amount of fuel in the motor without stalling it out. it wont start as hard. another good idea is to keep some fuel stabalizer in the tank everytime you fill up. hope this helps
Put a volt meter on the battery itself and take a reading when it is doing that. If charge rate is over 14v the alternator may be working but the output is not being cut down to "useful voltage" You may have a regulator problem.
how long has this been happing..one tank of fuel or more, could have been bad gas, replace filter,, put gas dryier in fuel tank..if it continues could possibly be transmission related..the reving down doesn't sound like transmission though if tansmission was slipping it would rev up..good luck
Most gauges are set up this way to give you a bit of "margin" between "e" and stuck on the road.Sometimes this is set a bit too high but adjusting it is not worth the $. Additionally, there is generally about a gallon of fuel remaining in tank that the pump cannot reach. This protects you against most heavy debris (rust etc) and water that acumulates there (even in the most well maintained vehicles) which would otherwise easily enter the fuel system. As long as you are not running out at 1/4 tank or anything, you are OK.