I have a 2005 pontiac sunfire 2.2 liter engine. When you turn the ignition on and start the car the gas guage goes to full as I have a full tank of gas. When the car starts, the gauge reads full, 2 minutes later the guage will read empty,, all fuses ect are good any ideas???
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Hi, take the connector off the temp sensor, turn the key on, and have someone watch the gauge while you insert a paperclip to short the terminals together inside the connector. If the gauge goes from one extreme to the other when the terminals are connected, the cluster is probably OK. It may just be that both sensors are bad.
gas line could be crushed or clogged up. but first try the battery might be dead try changing it, the starter could be messed up, or the ignition relay. try the relay before buying a starter. if at last the dont work i would have a code reader put on it and see if anything shows up the reading with cost u but will save some time
Did you remove battery cables while charging? Rmove and make sure grd is clean and tight Turn on the ignition, watch gauge. It should reset itself. If not, start engine and drive around the block. then make sure you park on level ground , then shut off the engine. Did that work? If not, disconnect the battery for a few minutes and hook it back up. Last but not leastm go put gas in your tank. It just might be full. Pranks have been known to happen. Good Luck.
Your needle moving from empty to full and then back to empty indicates that it is trying to set itself (most cars do this each time they are started). So, yes, there seems to be a problem with the sending unit that feeds information to your gas guage. Prior to cracking open your fuel tank, you might try tracking the wires from the back of your guage as far as you can towards the tank. Then track the wires from your tank as far as you can toward the guage. Watch for damaged wires and/or loose connections as you go.
I have had the exact same problem. There is an ignition lock that probably went off. There is a fuse box under the hood. The fuse that says ignition on it pull it out and put it back in. This should reset the ignition lock. Its a safety feature because the car thinks that someone was trying to tamper with it.