Question about 1999 Toyota Corolla
Having problem with the fuel indicator - it doesn't work. Mechanic say due to faulty float in the fuel tank.
I had the same problem with another car late 80's. The design of the float is a contact the rides on a resistance coil of wire which is interpreted to the fuel gauge. Over time the constant rubbing of the float contact on the coil will result in a break in the coil. Thus you get and open in the circuit to the fuel gauge and it doesn't work.
Posted on Mar 20, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Find the temperature sensor(usually around the thermostat housing)'disconnect connector and ground it with a test light. Observe the inside gauge. It should slowly go up. If so, change sensor. Do the same for the fuel gauge located on the fuel tank. If gauge move to fill as you groung the sending unit wire, change sending unit. Test the right wire. Ask for further assistance.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
What it does have is a plastic checkball(almost like a ping pong ball ) in the tank which prevents back flow up the filler neck. If this hangs up,it will cause poor flow the right way fuel goes in the tank. I have poked around and got these to free up before. The last time I used a small peice of plastic tubing and successufully freed up the ball.Severe cases my require tank removal as there are some makes and models out there requiring a replacement fuel tank.
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
SOURCE: I have a Toyota Echo
There is a flotation operated sender inside the gas tank, which provides information to the gauge.
Either your sender has died or become corrupted by taking on gas, or the gauge has died. Probably easier cheaper and faster to have the gauge checked out at a dealer than to pull the tank out. Might be a common problem on that model or year. Ask a dealer service department how much to figure it out.
Posted on Oct 08, 2010
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SOURCE: What is the fuel consumption
There are a few websites that have the official fuel consumption information for a new vehicle. Just google "1998 toyota spacio specs" and you can look it up.
The consumption you will achieve on one of these cars (now 12 years old with lots of miles driven) depends upon:
1. how they are driven; and
2. how they are mechanically maintained; and
3. running sufficiently high tyre pressures to minimise rolling resistance; and
4. the octane rating of fuel used and whether or not it is an ethanol blended fuel.(You will need to consume more fuel for the same distance traveled if using an ethanol blended versus a straight non-ethanol fuel).
A poorly maintained vehicle will usually give poor fuel economy as will one that is driven hard.
Posted on Jan 16, 2011
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