Hey guys I need some help with my 1998 jeep wrangler. The gas gage goes to empty before I run out of gas. I bought a 1 gal gas can just incase i ran out of gas and just let the tank go as empty as i can. I finally filled up and it only took 13 gallons so i'm assuming I still had about another 2 gallons in the tank but the nedal was past e. Anything you guys can recomend would be great.
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Re: 1998 jeep wrangler se gas gage
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.
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The no. 1 cause of the gas gage not reading or reading incorrectly is that the sending unit for the gas gage inside the gas tank is defective, this is esp true on older cars and trucks, In order to replace the gas gage sending unit requires the gas tank be removed.
hi no there is only the ones on the inside the layout should be like this for your one
Country of Origin
1 = United States
J = Jeep
4 = MPV
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
E = 3001-4000 lbs. F = 4001-5000 lbs.
Y = Wrangler 4×4
1 = Sport 2 = SE 4 = Sahara
9 = Open body
P = 2.5L Unleaded Gasoline S = 4.0L Unleaded Gasoline
0 through 9, or X
W = 1998
P = Toledo #2
Vehicle Build Sequence
Six Digit Number
incase the picture did not come out
1 Country of Origin 1 = United States 2 Make J = Jeep 3 Vehicle Type 4 = MPV 4 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating E = 3001-4000 lbs. F = 4001-5000 lbs. 5 Vehicle Line Y = Wrangler 4×4 6 Series 1 = Sport 2 = SE 4 = Sahara 7 Body Style 9 = Open body 8 Engine P = 2.5L Unleaded Gasoline S = 4.0L Unleaded Gasoline 9 Check Digit 0 through 9, or X 10 Model Year W = 1998 11 Assembly Plant P = Toledo #2 12-17 Vehicle Build Sequence Six Digit Number
the fuel sending unit is probably stuck and need to replacing. common problems to many oldervehicle it tend to read sometime correctly and sometime not at all. the sending unit will be in your gas tank.
check the ground wirea at the dipstick tube,remove them all,and bend the ends of the wire,look for weak or broken wires, i bought several 4 cyl jeep that had problems at shift, fall on their face < after the engine settled back in to place,so wires made contact> just a thot. the ground wires are small the engine moves,when shifting.