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Fuel gage needle not functioning. Its struck below empty mark.

Low fuel light comesw on when starting engine. First the problem was a futching needle beteween full, empty, and acual fuel level.

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  • dwg_jr Jun 16, 2009

    Fuel is regular gasoline, 10% ethol. Problem is fuel gage not working on instrument panel. First solution does not address problem.

  • dwg_jr Jun 16, 2009

    The last expect talked about diesel fuel. My problem is with regular gas in the tank. The fuel gage has stopped working. The gage's pointer is fixed below the "empty" indication and does not move. The probledm started with a futghing pointer between "full", "empty" and amount in tank.

  • dwg_jr Jun 17, 2009

    somewhat helphful.

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There can be some guesses, just take care of following points and try outs:

1. there is small hole in the dash for the milleage counter to pass the paper clip. Let the car running to be sure that the needle was going up and pull the needle.

2. sometimes, it can be a design flaw with the windshield wash positions too. Just have a look on this as well.

3. Sometimes, It may be the fuel sensor in the fuel tank fell off the mounting hook. If that's so, get to the fuel tank and hook it back on. Remember to release the fuel pressure before you do anything with the fuel tank!!

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Check whether any leakeage in fuel tank and check the guage wire or try replacing it with new one

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Hi there,

No, drain it now and catch the fuel that come out. If there is water in it you may need to change the filter,and clean the fuel tank to remove the water. Water is very damaging to a diesel fuel system.

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2002 chevy malibu cranks wont start. fuel and temp gauge dont work. radio reads cal


Cranks won't start , Did you check for spark ,fuel pressure ?
Radio Setup .Will the vehicle communicate with a scan tool ? Fuel an temp gauges not working are probably bad step motors inside the instrument cluster that controls the gauges . Where do the gauges read 0 or something else ?
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
The IPC displays the engine coolant temperature as determined by the PCM. The body control module (BCM) receives a class 2 message from the PCM indicating the engine coolant temperature. The BCM converts the engine coolant temperature into a percent gage deflection. The IPC receives a message from the BCM via the serial peripheral interface (SPI) indicating the requested gage position. The engine coolant temperature gage defaults to 38°C (100°F) or below if:
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The PCM detects a malfunction in the engine coolant temperature sensor circuit.


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The BCM detects a loss of class 2 communications with the PCM.


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The IPC detects a loss of SPI communications with the BCM.

Fuel Gage
The IPC displays the fuel level as determined by the PCM. The body control module (BCM) receives a class 2 message from the PCM indicating the fuel level percent. The BCM converts the fuel level percent into a percent gage deflection. The IPC receives a message from the BCM via the serial peripheral interface (SPI) indicating the requested gage position. The fuel gage defaults to E (empty) if:
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The PCM detects a malfunction in the fuel level sensor circuit.


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The BCM detects a loss of class 2 communications with the PCM.


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The IPC detects a loss of SPI communications with the BCM.

When the fuel level is less than a pre-determined value, the low fuel indicator illuminates.
DTC P0462
The fuel level sensor changes resistance based on fuel level. The PCM monitors the signal circuit of the fuel level sensor in order to determine fuel level. When the fuel tank is full, the sensor resistance is high and the PCM senses a high signal voltage. When the fuel tank is empty, the sensor resistance is low and the PCM senses a low signal voltage. The PCM uses the signal circuit of the fuel level sensor in order to calculate the total remaining fuel in the tank. The PCM sends the fuel level percent via the class 2 serial data circuit to the body control module (BCM). The BCM converts this data and sends a fuel gage percent deflection to the IPC via the serial peripheral interface (SPI) in order to control the fuel gage. The fuel level information is also used for misfire and EVAP diagnostics.

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For the DE 100 series radio, complete the following procedure, using a scan tool, in order to properly set up communication:

  1. At the Main Menu screen, select: Diagnostics.
  2. At the Vehicle Identification screen, select the following options:
  3. ?€¢
    Model Year


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    Passenger Car

  4. At the System Selection Menu screen, select: Body.
  5. At the Vehicle Identification screen, select the Platform type.
  6. At the Body screen, select: Radio.
  7. At the Radio screen, select: Special Functions.
  8. At the Special Functions screen, select: Radio Setup.
  9. At the Radio Setup screen, press ENTER. The following test will set up a new or existing radio.
  10. Select one of the following options:
  11. ?€¢
    USA/Canada


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    Export

  12. Press the ENTER key.
  13. Verify that the scan tool displays "Test in Progress."
  14. Verify that the scan tool displays "Test Completed Successfully."
  15. Press EXIT on the scan tool.
Important: The radio set up will configure the following systems:
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LEARN VIN


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Diagnostic Trouble Codes


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Class 2 Radio Messages


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Country Code


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Chime Volume


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Chime Level


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12/24 Hour Clock

Without learning the VIN, the radio will display a locked message (LOC).
The radio setup procedure will also clear the following messages:
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CAL


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CAL ERR


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CALIBRATE

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Why would the information panel in my car display, "Low fuel," "shocks inoperable," "service traction control," "do not exceed 80mpn," "service active handling," ect: and fuel gage reads empty?


G104
Instrument panel harness, below the battery tray, on the RH frame rail, ground for SP208 (CKT 851)
Splice Pack, SP208
Instrument panel harness, RH side of instrument panel, grounded to G104 (CKT 851)
G108
Forward lamp harness, below the battery tray on the frame rail
Fuel Gage
The IPC displays the fuel level as determined by the PCM. The IPC receives a class 2 message from the PCM indicating the fuel level percent. The fuel gage defaults to empty if:
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The PCM detects a malfunction in the fuel level sensor circuit.


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The IPC displays a low fuel message on the DIC.


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The check gages indicator turns on.


SERVICE ACTIVE HNDLG
Refer to ABS Description and Operation in Antilock Brake System
SERVICE TRACTION SYSTEM
Refer to ABS Description and Operation in Antilock Brake System
SHOCKS INOPERATIVE
Refer to Electronic Suspension Control Description and Operation in Electronic Suspension Control
Mite be a good idea to have the vehicle check for DTC'S diagnostic trouble codes if the grounds are good !
This vehicle is equipped with a computer system capable of performing multiple engine and body control functions. Vehicle components such as windows, locks, mirrors, etc. are controlled directly by their system control module. Each system control module communicates with other system control modules on a serial data circuit. The vehicle system control modules are all attached to the serial data circuit that provides the data link communications. This data link, or serial data circuit, provides 2-way communication between various engine and body control system control modules.














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Is the fuel sensor on a 1998 voyager located in the fuel pump or a separate part in the fuel tank?


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