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Fuel level indicator stayed stuck one day and then seem to shack itself correct. mechanic wants to change the "fuel level sender". could it be any other issues that I can check myself? Vaccum hose? float?

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No there isn't, the fuel level sender sends the signal to the gauge on the dash to show how much gas is in the tank.Sorry,but the gas tank needs to dropped to replace it.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

  • juniorespiti Jan 13, 2011

    assuming you either jump started another vehicle switched your battery or dixconected it park avenues you have to take your dashboard appart and manually moove the needle and if you dont wanna break anything take it to a dealer and spend about 100$ if you got the money


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2006 Chevy Colorado Truck. Gas tank filled and fuel gauge indicator dropped to 1/4 full, when truck is idling fuel gauge drops to empty and low fuel light comes on. Suggestions? Thank you.

Check and or test fuel gauge sending unit and the gauge . Videos on youtube showing how to . Also i would have the vehicle checked for DTC's - diagnostic trouble codes . You may want to think about taking to a qualified repair shop .

Fuel Gage
The instrument panel cluster (IPC) displays the fuel level as determined by the engine control module (ECM). The IPC receives a serial data message from the BCM indicating the fuel level percent. The fuel gage defaults to empty if:
• The ECM detects a malfunction in the fuel level sensor circuit.
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I put fuel pump back in my car now my fuel gauge is stuck how can I fix it without taken the tank out

you can wait till the next fuel fill.... see if it settles

general reply as car maker not known
taking the tank out to get to the fuel pump makes it an older sedan model car usually ..... the newer makers fuel pumps are under the back seat

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If the fuel sender and float level part is of the fuel pump assembly
you have to go back in

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There is a TSB on high sulfur fuel usage, and how it impacts the fuel level resistance.
If you change fuel, it might start working again. The TSB is : ERRATIC FUEL GAUGE OPERATION TSB 08-2-9

Publication Date: January 22, 2008
FORD: 2004-2008 F-150
LINCOLN: 2006-2008 Mark LT

Some 2004-2008 F-150 and 2006-2008 Mark LT vehicles, built before 12/3/2007, may exhibit erratic fuel gauge operation or illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0460 or P0463, and/or Instrument Cluster Module DTC B1201. This may be caused by sulfur contamination in the fuel causing an open or high resistance in the fuel level sender.

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.


Install a new fuel level sender following the service procedure instruction sheet provided in the fuel sender kit.

8L3Z-9A213-E Kit - Fuel Sender (2006 starting 12/8/2005 through 2008 - FFV-26 Gal Tank - 126/132" WB )
8L3Z-9A213-F Kit - Fuel Sender (2006 starting 12/8/2005 through 2008 - FFV-30 Gal Tank - 139" WB)
8L3Z-9A213-G Kit - Fuel Sender (2006 starting 12/8/2005 through 2008 - FFV-27 Gal Tank - 145/151/163" WB
8L3Z-9A213-H Kit - Fuel Sender (2006 starting 12/8/2005 through 2008 - FFV-36 Gal Tank - 145/151/163" WB
8L3Z-9A213-A Kit - Fuel Sender (2004 through 2008 - Gas-26 Gal Tank - 126/132" WB
8L3Z-9A213-B Kit - Fuel Sender (2004 through 2008 - Gas-30 Gal Tank - 139" WB
8L3Z-9A213-C Kit - Fuel Sender (2004 through 2008 - Gas-27 Gal Tank - 145/151/163" WB
8L3Z-9A213-D Kit - Fuel Sender (2004 through 2008 - Gas-36 Gal Tank - 145/151/163"WB

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage And Emissions Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.

080209A 2004-2008 F-150, 2006-2008 Mark LT: Install New Fuel Level Sender, Includes Time To Remove And Install Fuel Tank (Do Not Use With 9002A, 9002A4, 9002A6) 1.9 Hrs.

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My fuel gauge sometimes goes past full as far as the needle will move. The needle almost touches the temp needle. It has done this several times but has corrected itself after several days. What could be...

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