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Fuse gas gauge

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Sounds like an earth problem, check wiring connector to fuel sender unit, workshop manual will give you step by step instructions or visit u-tube and search for a video showing the sender unit etc

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Gas gauge won't work and it has a full tank of gas. Is there a fuse I can change.


There might be but it is unlikely a fuel gauge is fused alone; usually if it is a fuse other things will stop working too but I suggest you are guided in this matter by your car handbook.

Problem is probably wiring and in particular the grounding of the fuel tank sender unit. It could be a faulty sender but they are usually quite reliable.

Test by disconnecting the wire from the sender unit at the fuel tank and short to a good ground and the gauge should read full. If the gauge wire is in a block with other wires it will be necessary to positively identify the gauge wire before testing.
If the gauge reads refit the wire and duplicate the ground wire to a known good ground. If the gauge still reads the fault is a bad ground to the tank sender unit and if it doesn't the sender unit itself is probably faulty.

If grounding the gauge wire does not produce a reading the fault is the wiring to the tank, the supply to the gauge or a problem with the gauge itself.

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The fuel gauge on my 01 caravan 2.4l reads full when running, and only reads 1/4 when off, any ideas what it could be?


Many cars do this to discourage gas theft. If the car fuel gauge only shows 1/4 full, a potential thief may not bother to steal 2 or 3 gallons of gas. This is very normal.

If the gauge is stuck on full and you are sure the tank isn't full, you have a sensor sending wrong information to the dash gauge. Most cars now have a single fuel pump and sending unit that can be replaced by a mechanic.

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Why does my ford 1998 mustang read full all the time?


Definitely a issue with the gauge, or the wiring for the gauge. Sounds like a "dead"short. If the gauge is reading over full, that's indicative of a short.

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2002 Saturn VUE Gas gauge reads empty with a full tank of gas. What is problem?


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There is a fuel level sensor in the gas tank. If u are reading fuel in the take. Then its taking gas.

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Gas gauge reads 3/4 when full and temp. won't come up past the cld mark. could this be a fuse issue?


Sounds like it could be an instrument cluster fuse or a possible ground issue. fuse would be easier. Did you have anything added recently such as a stereo or remote car start system?

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All other gauges work on the hyundai but the fuel gauge wont work shows empty all the time how can i fix this problem


Turn the ignition on and off several times before inspecting the gas tank because a blown fuse is the usual cause for fuel gauge malfunctioning. If the gauge remains motionless, check your fuse box and determine the fuse's location using your service manual.
Replace the fuse if the link is broken or damaged. Then, inspect the gauge's wire connections for cleanliness and make sure the wires are connected.
Turn the ignition switch to the "off" position. Attach one end of a jumper cable to the fuel-gauge terminal behind the gauge itself. Attach the other end to the ignition terminal.
Replace the sender unit in the gas tank if the gauge reads full and your car does not have a full tank. Replace the fuel gauge if the needle remains inoperative.


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My 1969 chevelle's gas gauge is stuck pass full.bad gauge or sending unit? how to tell?


According to what I read, test the gauge first. Hook power to where the white wire attaches. Hook a ground to the black wire connector. The gauge should rise to full. (May take a while). When on full, the tan wire connector to same ground. It should go to empty. If both work, gauge is good. To test sender, in the empty position, your ohm meter should read 0-2. 1/2 tank should read about 40, and full should read 84-88 ohms.

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I have a 1999 cavalier i don't know what the gas


If the gauge reads full it is not the gas sending unit it is probably a blow fuse, and if you are not sure what you are doing with the ground wire on a gas tank you can blow your head off.

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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee gas gauge reads empty but tank is full.


Fuel level sending units are known to go bad on these.

Jun 13, 2009 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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