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Why won't my gas gauge work?

Put in new CD player after that I noticed my gas gauge quit working and my thermostat gauge quit working on my mercury , I thought it might be a fuse or ground ? Have any ideas

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The only Thing i can suggest is check your work.

Posted on May 01, 2013

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Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: 95 mercury tracer trio/ ford escort wagon

engine coolant temperature sensor unit!? you say you had a thermostat issue some times if you over heat these the switch above might cause malfunction! I just spent 7 hours on relays!! with engine running un plug coolant sensor temp switch if your fan comes on you have no relay issues!! or ground problem keep in mind this switch tells the system the temperature then when reached sends signals to relay the fan to come on! when I unplugged mine fan ran plugged it back in off!!! replaced switch works great this is the true way to test don't get$$ it out hope this helps you out also be sure you have no air locks in your cooling system and you properly bleeded out all air sense you changed thermostat.John

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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SOURCE: fuel gauge not working all the time.

This is a normal concern.
The instrument cluster uses 4 different operating modes to calculate the fuel level:
Anti-slosh (default mode)
Key OFF fueling
Key ON fueling
Recovery
After a fuel fill up, the time for the fuel gauge to move from empty (E) to full (F) ranges from 2 seconds to 55 minutes depending on which operating mode the fuel gauge is in.
The default fuel gauge mode is called the anti-slosh mode. To prevent fuel gauge changes from fuel slosh (gauge instability due to changes in fuel sender readings caused by fuel moving around in the tank), the fuel gauge takes approximately 55 minutes to go from empty (E) to full (F).
The key OFF fueling mode (2 seconds to read empty [E] to full [F]) requires 3 conditions be met:
The key must be in the OFF position throughout the entire refueling of the vehicle.
At least 15% of the vehicle's fuel capacity must be added to the fuel tank.
The instrument cluster must receive a valid key ON fuel sender reading within 1 second of the key being put into the RUN position. The key ON sample readings are considered valid if the fuel sender reading is between 15 ohms ± 2 ohms and 160 ohms ± 4 ohms.
If these conditions are not met, the fuel gauge stays in the anti-slosh mode, which results in a slow to read full (F) event.
The key ON fueling mode (approximately 90 seconds to read empty [E] to full [F]) requires 3 conditions be met:
The transmission is in PARK (P).
The key is in the RUN position.
At least 15% of the vehicle's fuel capacity must be added to the fuel tank.
In key ON fueling mode, a 30-second timer activates after the transmission is put into the PARK (P) position (automatic transmissions). When the 30-second time has elapsed and at least 15% of the vehicle's fuel capacity has been added, the fuel gauge response time is 90 seconds to read from empty (E) to full (F). When the transmission is shifted out of PARK (P), the fuel gauge strategy reverts to the anti-slosh mode. The key on refueling mode prevents slow to read full events from happening if the customer refuels the vehicle with the key in the RUN position.
Recovery mode is incorporated into the instrument cluster strategy to recover from a missing fuel level input during a refueling event. Missing fuel level inputs result from intermittent opens in the fuel sender or its circuits. Recovery mode (empty [E] to full [F] approximately 20 minutes) is initiated when the following 2 conditions are met:
The instrument cluster is in the anti-slosh (default) mode.
The actual fuel level in the tank is greater than what is being displayed by the fuel gauge

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 mercury cougar fuel gauge

Comeing from a cougar expert seeing how I own three mercury dealerships called Holcomb, Holcomb, and Holcomb's if anyone should know the answer to this one it is certainly me. I do all the buying, selling, mechanics myself. Last time I had to fix this for someone I took a mental note. First you are going to have to look on the outside of the vehicle behind the drivers door. This is called a quarter panel but for you lamens it is the fender. You need to look for a round cutout in the rear quarter panel aka Fender. If you will take notice it has a small petrustion that looks like you could stick your finger in it. You will need to pull this hatch open once inside the hatch you will notice another security devise for keeping the full locked in safe. This is a gas cap which leads to a filler neck. You will need to insert gas through this feature and that should take cared of that problem. I am glad I could be of some service if you have any other questions please contact me at one of my many dealerships my number is 501-760-2300 and ask for the main man. David You have been a great pupil and I would love to teach you some more. Thanks

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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SOURCE: 97 mercury cougar speedometer quit working.

check your speedometer cable, unplug it from the transmission and replace it, that should take care of it.

Posted on Feb 04, 2010

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