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On 2005 nissan frontier 4.0 V6 I disconnected positive battery cable to clean cable now gas gauge reads empty and tank is full of gas. what is wrong?

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SOURCE: 2005 Nissan Xterra gas gauge reads empty when full of gas.

My car won't start.I put the key in the ignition, turn the key and nothing happens. It's not the chip in the key, I tried a new key. I usually have to wait about 5 min. then it starts up like nothing is wrong.

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The gas gauge on my 2001 Nissan Altima shows full when filled up, but only tets to 1/2 full when it is near empty. Suggestions?


Either the fuel tank sender in the tank is bad and needs replacement, or the fuel gauge is faulty. I would bet the one in the tank is probably bad, because that's usually the case. Find the connection at the fuel tank, disconnect it and use a VOM to get a resistance reading while the tank is empty and reading 1/2. It should match the specs.

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Gas gauge was just under 1/4 tank, I filled up and the gauge did not register full. after driving for approx 30mins the gauge slowly moved to full.


There is a small float in your gas tank something like the one in your toilet tank(no I'm not kidding).Its position regulates an electrical current and based on its resistance gives a reading on your gas gauge. My best guess is this float got a bit stuck in the low position and it shock free after some time on the road.This is more common than you would think.Keep an eye on it and if it freezes in empty position or sometimes full position it will need to be replaced. Hope this helps,good luck.

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There is a possible recall on 2005-2008 nissan frontier/pathfinder and xterra, for erratic/inaccurate or
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Sending unit died. can be expencive to replace since most sending units are integral with the fuel pump now. lots of labor too. Better to use the trip odometer till you can afford a day without your car and a $600.00 +labor repair bill.

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Even with a full tank my 2005 Envoy XUV fuel light stays on and fuel gauge marks empty


u need to change this gauge or try to dissasseble and clean it very well then try to install it back again

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Gas gauge reading empty even when tank is full


Usually if the gas gage does not work yes it is true it may be the sensor if it is electronicly controlled. the sncor will more than likley be in the tank. here is how to remove your gas tank.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2. Relieve fuel system pressure.
  3. Drain the fuel tank.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Fuel filler and vent hoses
    • Fuel tank skid plate
    • Fuel tank wiring connectors
    • Fuel supply and return lines
    • Fuel tank
    • Fuel pump assembly
      7924bg17.gif Fuel pump assembly mounting
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Fuel pump assembly
    • Fuel tank. Tighten the bolts to 27 ft. lbs. (36 Nm).
    • Fuel supply and return lines
    • Fuel tank wiring connectors
    • Fuel tank skid plate
    • Fuel filler and vent hoses
    • Negative battery cable
  2. Start the engine and check for leaks.

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They could have installed the wrong pump assembly. I would first check to see if the float arm is binding on something not allowing it to reach the empty position. If you take the assembly out, have the key onand work the sender up and down thru its travel and see if the gauge matches the sender position. Disconnect the wire going to the pump so it doesn't get damaged.

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