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2009 Ford Escape: After refueling to full tank fuel gauge only reads 3/4 tank. This Escape only has 500 miles on it. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    that may be causing refuelling to stop prematurely

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If you go back to the dealer they should be abble to
help you . need to be recalibrated or they wiil replace
the unit

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The instrument cluster uses 4 different operating modes to calculate the fuel level:
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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).
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The key must be in the OFF position throughout the entire refueling of the vehicle.
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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.
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