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Exmark lzs749akc724a1,uses 2-4 gal of gas then will sometimes shut down. Fuel gauge shws empty but has a 12 gal tank will only take 3-4 gal.

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Fix or replace the fuel gage sending unit in the tank. Pull it out and bend the tang/rod of the sending unit up and away from the bottom of the tank. Apparently the gauge is connected to the electrical and when gets to the E on the gage will shut down. Its a manual/physical problem overriding the good electrics of the system.

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Why does my gas gauge needle never go below 3-4 tank?


I would guess the fuel level sending unit is malfunctioning, deposits sometimes build up on the resistor pack, or there is and open circuit in the resister pack, does the fuel gauge needle do a full sweep from empty to full and back when the ignition key is turn to the run position? This is a cluster self check mode, if it fully sweeps than the cluster is ok, I would suspect it needs a fuel level sending unit which is located in the fuel tank as part of the fuel pump modual but usually can be serviced separately

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Filled truck up with fuel and fuel guage stoped working


There is a TSB for this issue ( TSB 08-2-9 ).

The problem is high sulfur content fuel will cause a problem with the fuel level sending unit, and cause it to read incorrectly.

The 2 times I had this happen, I was not at my normal brand fuel ( had it happen with Shell fuel both times ).

I fueled at 1/2 tank with my normal brand, and then after another 1/2 tank fueled again, and the problem went away.

If you want, the TSB lists new revision fuel level senders, that you can drop the fuel tank, and replace your exiting one with to cure the problem.

The correct P/N depends on your truck cab & bed config, and options

PART NUMBER PART NAME
8L3Z-9A213-E Kit - Fuel Sender 2006 starting 12/8/2005 through 2008 - FFV-26 Gal Tank - 126/132 WB
8L3Z-9A213-F Kit - Fuel Sender 2006 starting 12/8/2005 through 2008 - FFV-30 Gal Tank - 139 WB
8L3Z-9A213-G Kit - Fuel Sender 2006 starting 12/8/2005 through 2008 - FFV-27 Gal Tank - 145/151/163 WB
8L3Z-9A213-H Kit - Fuel Sender 2006 starting 12/8/2005 through 2008 - FFV-36 Gal Tank - 145/151/163 WB
8L3Z-9A213-A Kit - Fuel Sender 2004 through 2008 - Gas-26 Gal Tank - 126/132 WB
8L3Z-9A213-B Kit - Fuel Sender 2004 through 2008 - Gas-30 Gal Tank - 139 WB
8L3Z-9A213-C Kit - Fuel Sender 2004 through 2008 - Gas-27 Gal Tank - 145/151/163 WB
8L3Z-9A213-D Kit - Fuel Sender 2004 through 2008 - Gas-36 Gal Tank - 145/151/163WB

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After filling my fuel tank, gauge does not go to full....it takes a few days or hours for gauge to read full


There is a TSB on high sulfur fuel usage, and how it impacts the fuel level resistance.
If you change fuel, it might start working again. The TSB is : ERRATIC FUEL GAUGE OPERATION TSB 08-2-9

Publication Date: January 22, 2008
FORD: 2004-2008 F-150
LINCOLN: 2006-2008 Mark LT


ISSUE:
Some 2004-2008 F-150 and 2006-2008 Mark LT vehicles, built before 12/3/2007, may exhibit erratic fuel gauge operation or illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0460 or P0463, and/or Instrument Cluster Module DTC B1201. This may be caused by sulfur contamination in the fuel causing an open or high resistance in the fuel level sender.

ACTION:
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

Install a new fuel level sender following the service procedure instruction sheet provided in the fuel sender kit.

PART NUMBER PART NAME
8L3Z-9A213-E Kit - Fuel Sender (2006 starting 12/8/2005 through 2008 - FFV-26 Gal Tank - 126/132" WB )
8L3Z-9A213-F Kit - Fuel Sender (2006 starting 12/8/2005 through 2008 - FFV-30 Gal Tank - 139" WB)
8L3Z-9A213-G Kit - Fuel Sender (2006 starting 12/8/2005 through 2008 - FFV-27 Gal Tank - 145/151/163" WB
8L3Z-9A213-H Kit - Fuel Sender (2006 starting 12/8/2005 through 2008 - FFV-36 Gal Tank - 145/151/163" WB
8L3Z-9A213-A Kit - Fuel Sender (2004 through 2008 - Gas-26 Gal Tank - 126/132" WB
8L3Z-9A213-B Kit - Fuel Sender (2004 through 2008 - Gas-30 Gal Tank - 139" WB
8L3Z-9A213-C Kit - Fuel Sender (2004 through 2008 - Gas-27 Gal Tank - 145/151/163" WB
8L3Z-9A213-D Kit - Fuel Sender (2004 through 2008 - Gas-36 Gal Tank - 145/151/163"WB



WARRANTY STATUS:
Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage And Emissions Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.

OPERATION DESCRIPTION TIME
080209A 2004-2008 F-150, 2006-2008 Mark LT: Install New Fuel Level Sender, Includes Time To Remove And Install Fuel Tank (Do Not Use With 9002A, 9002A4, 9002A6) 1.9 Hrs.

DEALER CODING
BASIC PART NO. CONDITION CODE
9A299 42

Apr 20, 2010 | 2006 Ford F-150

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1987 fuel level guage issue 87 F150 Lariat XLT 5.0 2wd. Have a very similar situation. Front tank position shows empty even when I know there is gas. Rear tank position shows full after refilling but...


the gas is regulated from the switching valve you control off the dash. Check the valve to hear it switch
have a friend help you do this. it will be located under the truck between the two tanks. You may have a faultly valve or switch rattling inside changing the tanks setting also while driving which will be hard to tell

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2006 Chevy Trailblazer fuel gauge stays on empty


Could be a
1. Fuse - not likely, I'd expect other instrument panel problems.
2. Broken wire from fuel gauge
3. Bad fuel sender in fuel tank. Normally requires dropping the tank.

Vehicle is not that old, would think it is still under warranty?

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