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Fuel gauge slow to rise and service engine light on

I let my 2006 Nissan Frontier 4 door 6 speed manual get very low on gas. Since the gauge went so low when I fill up the gauge takes a long time to move..but it eventually does...My book says after several drives it will reset but it has not fixed itself yet. Also the service engine light is on...but i took it for an oil change at my local nissan dealership and they didnt even pay attention to it!!! the truck seems to be running great..still good gas mileage. i disconnected the battery..still no luck

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  • Keith Heavilin
    Keith Heavilin May 11, 2010

    take it to an auto parts store and have them check the code for free and get back with what it says.

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The fuel level sending unit might be shot. mine went out and every time the gauge hit 1/4 tank the needle dropped. its a $80 part, simple to fix yourself if you are out of warranty otherwise they will try to nab i with a $280 bill that includes changing the fuel pump which is not required.

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You must find out what code is involved with the SES light. It can help to find out if you have a problem or not. The "service engine soon" light means you have a problem with the emission system. It may or maynot have anything to do with the fuel gauge. If your fuel gauge is accurate, then it should be o/k.If your dealership will not help you , I suggest you find a shop that can help.Ask around and you will find someone to help.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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