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Gas gauge inaccurate and trip odometer

Gas gauge will not stay where it is suppose to be, and the trip odometer will reset itself

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  • marden1950 Oct 29, 2008

    Windows fell down and won't go back up. Windows now stay up and won't go down. Gas guage inaccurate. Some sort of liquid leak on start up.

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Is your cluster panel all electrical?

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My mph, gas, and temp gauges are not working


That's why you don't let you husband work on your car ! Unless he does it for a living .. For MPH there is a VSS - vehicle speed sensor , for the gas there is a sending unit in the fuel tank, for the temp. gauge there is a temp. sensor located in coolant stream on the engine .You more then likely need to have you instrument cluster repaired . GM had a problem with step motors inside the instrument cluster . A step motor is what controls the individual gauge. The sensors are all inputs to the PCM - powertrain control module (engine computer ) .
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
The IPC displays the engine coolant temperature as determined by the PCM. The IPC receives a class 2 message from the PCM indicating the engine coolant temperature. The engine coolant temperature gage defaults to C or below if:
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The PCM detects a malfunction in the engine coolant temperature sensor circuit.


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

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 detects a loss of class 2 communications with the PCM.

When the fuel level is less than 14% (84ohms), the low fuel indicator illuminates.
Odometer
The IPC contains a season odometer and a trip odometer. Momentarily press the trip select/reset switch in order to toggle between the season odometer and the trip odometer. Press the trip select/reset switch for greater than 1.5 seconds, while the trip odometer is displayed, in order to reset the trip odometer. The IPC displays the vehicle mileage and trip mileage as determined by the IPC. The IPC calculates the mileage based on the vehicle speed information from the PCM. The odometer will display 'error' if an internal IPC memory failure is detected.
PRNDL Display
The IPC displays the selected gear position as determined by the PCM. The IPC receives a class 2 message from the PCM indicating the gear position. The PRNDL display shall flash all gear positions if:
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The PCM detects a malfunction in the transmission range switch circuit.


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

Speedometer
The IPC displays the vehicle speed based on the information from the PCM. The PCM converts the data from the vehicle speed sensor to a 4000 pulses per mile signal. The IPC uses the vehicle speed signal circuit from the PCM in order to calculate the vehicle speed. The speedometer defaults to 0 mph (0 kph) if a malfunction in the vehicle speed sensor circuit exists.
Tachometer
The IPC displays the engine speed as determined by the PCM. The IPC receives a class 2 message from the PCM indicating the engine speed. The tachometer will default to 0 rpm if:
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The PCM detects a malfunction in the engine speed sensor circuit.


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

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Trip Meter not working.


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Why does fuel gauge stay above full?


In the mean time you may want to adopt the system I have done with my MY98. I reset the trip odometer at each fill-up. I have always had plenty of reserve in the tank when I refill at 300 miles driven. It is annoying but after 7 years I have learned to live with it. My tank contains 23 gallons and I usually have 6 or more gallons remaining at fill-up.

The expense of dropping the tank and having the repair vs the always check before travel the trip odometer has worked out for me. I have learned this process from boating where the fuel gauges can never be trusted.

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What does trip b mean on mitsubishi lancer 2002


trip B is just a secondary trip gauge/ counter.
Same as you would use "A" to count, you can use "B" to say, split the distance or count from another point.

A. might be at 100 miles (perhaps you use that for gas check range)
B. might be your trip to a destination and you want to see how far that is without resetting your gas counter on A.

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Can't reset oil gauge on 2006 Lexus 430


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    • 1 Turn the ignition switch to "ON" without starting the engine.
    • 2 Press the trip odometer button to change the display to the total mileage.
    • 3 Turn the ignition switch to "OFF."
    • 4 Press and hold the trip odometer button. Turn the ignition switch to "ON."
    • 5 Release the trip odometer button when the oil change maintenance light resets.

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When gas tank gets to about 1/4 the car stalls when making hard or long right turns


Gas level sensors are very inaccurate, they become especially so over time. If you judge your gas level by your gauge reading - most probably by the time it shows 1/4 tank it is actually almost empty. When you make a right turn (or brake hard) the remaining gas in the tank rushes away from the gas pump intake. It usually means that you have about a gallon or less fuel left.
Solution: Set up your trip odometer every time you get your tank full, then read how many miles you traveled since your last fill up - you'd know how much gas you have left. Or replace your gas level sensor for a good new one. If you have to drop your gas tank to do that it is usually not worth the money.

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I have a 1999 Silverado that runs great. One problem. The is shot. Unreliable fuel gauge, display lights inaccurate, and NO odometer (or trip meter). What's worse, emissions test will require some kind...


Locate a complete gauge cluster from a local salvage yard...unless you have the odometer recalibrated in the replacement unit however, you will be required to list "mileage indicator" is not accurate to any buyer...Hope this helps.

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The odometer and RPM gauge on 03 SXT are stuck. They went 360 back


Try this, it works on other Chrysler products.

Insert key and turn to run position. put odometer on the trip position. turn key off.

While holding trip meter reset button in, turn key to run position ( dash lights will be on ) release trip meter reset button and watch the gauge cluster go through a test cycle.

After this cycle the gauges should return back to normal.

Hope this works for you.

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The dashboard


You may have a couple separate concerns. The fuel gauge if it is on empty may have a hole in the float. The speedometer odometer and trip meter is probably a broken gear in the speedo assembly. If the speedometer itself works it is getting a signal from the speed sensor.

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