Question about 2006 Buick Rainier

1 Answer

Diagnostic code indicates 'fuel level sensor' problem. Where is it located and how hard is it to repair myself? (pretty good w/tools & mechanics) 2006 Buick Ranier AWD 6cyl. Is there a web site to download diagram?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Buick Master
  • 6,826 Answers

Fuel level sensor is in the fuel tank,in with the fuel pump,and fuel sending unit.

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

2004 trailblazer...fuel guage tags full when empty....rears Reads empty when full...changed fuel sending unit...no fix....replaced instrument cluster....no fix. Help


Have the vehicle check for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes ! The sending unit is an input to the PCM - engine computer . The PCM sends this info to the instrument cluster over class 2 serial data network . Do you know anything about class 2 communication's network . The ideal way to diagnose a problem like this , check for codes , view data on scan tool . Buick Class 2 Operation Diagnosis 1998

Fuel Gage
The instrument panel cluster (IPC) displays the fuel level as determined by the engine control module (ECM). The IPC receives a serial data message from the ECM indicating the fuel level percent. The fuel gage defaults to empty if:
• The ECM detects a malfunction in the fuel level sensor circuit.
• The IPC detects a loss of serial data communications with the ECM.
When the fuel level is less than a pre-determined value, the IPC illuminates the low fuel indicator.

DTC P0463

Install a scan tool.
Turn the ignition ON, with engine OFF.
With the scan tool, observe one of the following fuel level parameters:
• Fuel Level Sensor parameter in the PCM Enhanced EVAP data list.
• Fuel Level Sensor parameter in the PCM EVAP data list - 4.2L only.
Does the scan tool indicate that the Fuel Level Sensor parameter is less than the specified value?

Feb 19, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 04 explorer and I put anew fuel pump an my gauge on the gas hand still don't work but number 17 fuse is hot on both sides what is 17


Where ? under hood fuse box or inside fuse box ?
F1.17 20 Four-wheel drive control module (14B466)
F2.17 15 Battery saver relay, Accessory delay relay
Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Electrical
  • Engine oil level
  • Door adjustment
  • Engine coolant level
  • Fuel tank
  • Fuel evaporative system
  • Battery junction box (BJB) fuse 15 (5A)
  • Central junction box (CJB) fuses:
    • 15 (5A)
    • 21 (5A)
  • Miniature bulb(s)
  • Circuitry
  • Instrument cluster
  1. If an obvious cause for an observed or reported concern is found, correct the cause (if possible) before proceeding to the next step.
  1. If the concern is not visually evident, connect the diagnostic tool to the data link connector and select the vehicle to be tested from the diagnostic tool menu. If the diagnostic tool does not communicate with the vehicle:
    • check that the program card or disk is correctly installed.
    • check the connections to the vehicle.
    • check the ignition switch position.
  1. If the diagnostic tool still does not communicate with the vehicle, refer to the diagnostic tool operating manual.
  1. Carry out the diagnostic tool data link test. If the diagnostic tool responds with:
    • SCP or UBP circuit fault; all electronic control units no response/not equipped, refer to Section 418-00 .
    • No response/not equipped for the instrument cluster, Go To Pinpoint Test G . For vehicle security module, refer to Section 418-00 ; for anti-lock brake system (ABS), refer to Section 206-09 ; for restraint control module, refer to Section 501-20B .
    • System passed, retrieve and record the continuous diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs), erase the continuous DTCs and carry out self-test diagnostics for the instrument cluster.
  1. If the DTCs retrieved are related to the concern, go to the Instrument Cluster Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index or the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index to continue diagnostics. For all other DTCs, refer to Section 418-00 .
  1. If no DTCs related to the concern are retrieved, GO to Symptom Chart to continue diagnostics.
Instrument Cluster Self-Diagnostic Mode
To enter the instrument cluster self diagnostic mode with the engine off, press and hold the odometer reset button (base cluster) or the message center reset button (message center cluster). Turn the key to the RUN position and hold until the display indicates tESt (base cluster) or TEST (message center cluster) usually within three to five seconds. Depress the reset button once to advance through each stage of the self-test.
To exit the instrument cluster self-test mode, turn the ignition to the OFF position. If no DTCs related to the concern are retrieved, proceed to the Symptom Chart to continue diagnostics.
  • Incorrect fuel gauge indication
  • Circuitry.
  • Fuel level sensor.
  • Fuel pump module.
  • Fuel tank.
  • Instrument cluster.
  • Go To Pinpoint Test H .
You need to test , don't guess ! Your best bet would be to take your vehicle to a qualified repair shop .
B1201 Fuel Sender Circuit Failure Instrument Cluster Go To Pinpoint Test H . B1204 Fuel Sender Circuit Short to Ground Instrument Cluster Go To Pinpoint Test H .

Jun 07, 2016 | 2004 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

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:
?€¢
The PCM detects a malfunction in the engine coolant temperature sensor circuit.


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


?€¢
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:
?€¢
The PCM detects a malfunction in the fuel level sensor circuit.


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


?€¢
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.

Have
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


    ?€¢
    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


    ?€¢
    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:
?€¢
LEARN VIN


?€¢
Diagnostic Trouble Codes


?€¢
Class 2 Radio Messages


?€¢
Country Code


?€¢
Chime Volume


?€¢
Chime Level


?€¢
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:
?€¢
CAL


?€¢
CAL ERR


?€¢
CALIBRATE

May 29, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2006 HHR. What are the probable causes of a recurrent DTC P0172?


DTC P0172 Fuel Trim System Rich ,
possible bad O2 sensor , dirty Mass air flow sensor -depending on the engine size - 2.2 l or 2.4 l , MAP sensor , leaking fuel injectors ,leaking fuel pressure regulator ! You should take the vehicle to a ASE certified repair facility where they can do a good diagnostic check with a scan tool ! Check engine sensor data parameters etc.....

Step

Action

Values

Yes

No

1

Did you perform the Diagnostic System Check - Vehicle?
--
Go to Step 2
Go to Diagnostic System Check - Vehicle

2

Important: Disregard any transmission symptoms, antilock brake system (ABS) indicators, and traction control system (TCS) indicators until any fuel trim faults are repaired. A fuel trim fault may cause default actions such as harsh shifts and illumination of the ABS/TCS indicators.
Are any DTCs other than DTC P0172 also set?
--
Go to Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) List - Vehicle
Go to Step 3

3

  1. Install a scan tool.
  2. Review the Freeze Frame/Failure Records and record the displayed data for this DTC.
  3. Select Fuel Trim Data parameter.
  4. Start the engine.
  5. Observe the Long Term FT parameter with a scan tool.

Is the Long Term FT parameter less than the specified value?
-18%
Go to Step 4
Go to Diagnostic Aids

4

  1. Start the engine.
  2. Allow the engine to reach operating temperature.
  3. Put the transmission in PARK or NEUTRAL position.
  4. Turn off all of the accessories.
  5. Allow the engine to idle.
  6. Observe the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor parameter with a scan tool.
Is the MAP sensor parameter within the specified range?
19-42 kPa
Go to Step 5
Go to DTC P0106

5

  1. Operate the engine at idle.
  2. Observe the heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) parameters with a scan tool.
Does the scan tool indicate that the values are within the specified range and fluctuating?
20-900 mV
Go to Step 6
Go to Step 7

6

  1. Turn OFF the engine.
  2. Visually and physically inspect the following items:
?€¢
The vacuum hoses for splits, kinks, and proper connections--Refer to Emission Hose Routing Diagram .


?€¢
The air intake duct for being collapsed or restricted


?€¢
The air filter for being dirty or restricted


?€¢
For objects blocking the throttle body

Did you find and correct the condition?
--
Go to Step 9
Go to Step 8

7

  1. Turn OFF the engine.
  2. Inspect for the following conditions:
?€¢
The HO2S for proper installation


?€¢
Ensure that the electrical connectors and wires are secured and not contacting the exhaust system.


?€¢
The HO2S signal circuit for a short to voltage--Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs .

Did you find and correct the condition?
--
Go to Step 9
Go to Fuel System Diagnosis

poss

Jul 21, 2015 | Chevrolet Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1997 lincoln continental will not show the miles or any data by going through the systems check most data comes incomplete what would cause this to happen?


This is one you should take to a qualified repair shop ! The electronics involved , a factory scan tool needs to be hooked up to the vehicle !
Instrument Cluster-Electronic Inspection and Verification
  1. Verify the customer's concern by operating the instrument cluster (10849) to duplicate the condition and by observing the indicators and gauges to determine if they are operating properly with the ignition switch:
    • in RUN with the engine OFF
    • in START before the ignition switch is released
    • in RUN with the engine running
  1. Inspect to determine if any of the following mechanical or electrical concerns apply:


    VISUAL INSPECTION CHART Mechanical Electrical
    • Damaged fuel tank.
    • Engine coolant level.
    • Engine oil level.
    • Washer fluid level.
    • Accessory drive belt.
    • Fuse Junction Panel Fuse:
      26 (10A), 28 (10A), 5 (10A).
    • Circuit wiring.
    • Switches or sensors.
    • Stuck fluid level sensor.
  1. If the inspection reveals an obvious concern that is readily serviced, correct the concern before continuing with inspection and verification.
  1. If the concern remains after inspection, connect the Rotunda New Generation Star (NGS) Tester 007-00500 or equivalent to the data link connector (DLC) located beneath the instrument panel to perform DATA LINK DIAGNOSTICS test. If the NGS responds with NO RESPONSE/NOT EQUIPPED for the virtual image instrument cluster , GO to Pinpoint Test C . If the NGS responds with NO RESPONSE/NOT EQUIPPED for the lighting control module, GO to Pinpoint Test D .
    If the DATA LINK DIAGNOSTICS test is passed for the virtual image instrument cluster and lighting control module(s), retrieve continuous DTCs and execute Self Test Diagnostics for the virtual image instrument cluster and lighting control module(s) to retrieve current DTCs.
  1. If self test is passed and no DTCs are retrieved, go to the Symptom Chart to continue diagnostics.
  1. If DTCs are retrieved for the virtual image instrument cluster, go to the Virtual Image Cluster (VIC) Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index to continue diagnostics. If DTCs are retrieved for the lighting control module, go to the Lighting Control Module Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index to continue diagnostics.
  1. If the virtual image instrument cluster cannot be accessed by the NGS tester, go to Pinpoint Test C . If the Refer Lighting Control Module cannot be accessed by the NGS tester, go to Pinpoint Test D .
Rotunda Service Bay Diagnostic System (SBDS®) 001-00001 may also be used to diagnose this system.
It's more then likely you need a new instrument cluster ,but you need to have it checked for any codes stored ! A obd2 code reader won't do it ! factory scan tool !
It's

Apr 29, 2015 | 1997 Lincoln Continental

1 Answer

2000 legacy sudden loss of power


I'm not sure which sensor your referring to but the fuel pump & regulator are located in the tank. Did anything bang into the car or tank causing it to be on an angle? Get fuel PSI reading while running & stall & go from there. Where is this suction/clicking sound coming from?

Mar 25, 2017 | 2000 Subaru Legacy

1 Answer

Code 463 fuel level sensory high imput, what is this and where is it located


Not sure if this helps or not, but here is information from the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Service Manual, ezg_25.pdf, page 6 of 20…

Hex Code = 95
Generic Scan Tool Code = P0462
DRB Scan Tool Display = Fuel Level Sending Unit Volts Too Low
Description of Diagnostic Trouble Code = Open circuit between PCM and fuel gauge sending unit.

Hex Code = 96
Generic Scan Tool Code = P0463
DRB Scan Tool Display = Fuel Level Sending Unit Volts Too High
Description of Diagnostic Trouble Code = Circuit shorted to voltage between PCM and fuel gauge sending unit.

Hex Code = 97
Generic Scan Tool Code = P0460
DRB Scan Tool Display = Fuel Level Unit No Change Over Miles
Description of Diagnostic Trouble Code = No movement of fuel level sender detected.

for additional information on troubleshooting and resolution:
http://rapidshare.com/files/138412864/ServiceManual.Jeep.Grand.Cherokee.1998_by_Parasico.rar

Mar 01, 2010 | 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Answers

Diagnostic Trouble Code of P0460 what does that mean


83d623a.gif
the code you have given indicates that there is a problem in the fuel level sender circuit or you have a faulty fuel level sender

Dec 04, 2009 | 2001 Kia Sephia

2 Answers

How to change a throttle position sensor on a 94 ford f150 5.0 4x4


How to Replace a Throttle Position Sensor
(DIY & Save up to $135.75 ) - Time: 2.1 hours

Parts:
1. Throttle Position Sensor - $ 55.44

Tools:
1. Scan Tool
2. Screwdriver
3. Multimeter

Procedure:
1. Locate the OBD data link connector (DLC). Refer to your owner’s manual for the specific location.
  • Tip: The OBD-I data link connector is usually located in the engine compartment near the battery or the fuse box. The OBD-II connector (post 1995 cars) is usually located beneath the instument panel next to the steering column.
2. Turn your key to the“ON” position. Do not start the engine.

3. Plug your scan tool into the OBD data link connector. Turn on the scan tool and select the appropriate steps to read the diagnostic trouble code (DTC).

    6db8845.jpg

Scanner plugged into OBD-II data link connector.
  • Tip: The OBD-II diagnostic trouble code (DTC) is a 5 character alphanumeric code. The first digit is a letter that indicates the component group, the second digit is OBD mandated or manufacturer specfic, the third digit is a subgroup, and the fourth and fifth digits define the component and basic problem.
  • 4. Locate the throttle position sensor.
6182d26.jpg

  • Throttle position sensor

  • 5. Disconnect the electrical connector from the throttle position sensor.
fc565b1.jpg

  • Electrical connector removed
6. Test the resistance of the throttle position sensor (TPS) with a digital multi-meter. If the resistance is out of specifications, the TPS must be replaced.
  • 7. Remove the throttle position sensor.

  • d3a8007.jpg

    Removing sensor mounting screws

    8. Install the new throttle position sensor. Tighten the mounting screws and attach the electrical connector.
  • 9. Erase the diagnostic trouble code (DTC) with the scan tool using the“delete” or“erase” command. Road test your vehicle to see if the check engine light returns.
fde01cf.jpg

    Check engine light

  • Tip: If the check engine light returns, repeat the diagnostic process for additional DTCs or take your vehicle to a certified repair shop.
Direct OE replacement

Hope helped with this. Good luck (remember rated this help).

Nov 05, 2009 | Ford F-150 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Diagnostic trouble codes from smog test


Your best bet take it to a qualified repair shop that can do the diagnostics for the codes, no code tells you to replace a sensor . Viewing scan data on a professional scan tool an doing diagnostics
CatalystSystem Efficiency Below Threshold(bank2) ! This means you need to have a catalytic converter replaced .
080 EGR and Catalytic Converter Tests EGR Test

Jun 28, 2017 | 1997 GMC Yukon

Not finding what you are looking for?
2006 Buick Rainier Logo

Related Topics:

341 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Buick Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75197 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7782 Answers

Are you a Buick Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...