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My port side fuel gauge works only occassionally.For the most part it will not indicate the fuel level.Where do I start and more importantly what equipment do I need to rectify the problem which is only recent.

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Either the float is sticking, or the sending unit is failed/wiring bad.

Depending on your boat - the fuel pump might include the sender and flaot in one unit - so replacing the pump would solve your problem.

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Pontiac grand am 2005 fuse for gas gauge were is it


It's not a fuse problem , fuel sending unit in side the fuel tank is bad or the gauge itself is . Your best bet , have it diagnosed by a qualified repair shop .
The fuel level sending unit in the gas tank is a input to the PCM - engine computer . The PCM shares this fuel level info to the instrument cluster over the class 2 serial data network . If a fuse was bad the whole instrument cluster would be out .

Fuel Gage
The instrument panel cluster (IPC) displays the fuel level as determined by the powertrain control module (PCM). The IPC receives a class 2 message from the PCM indicating the fuel level volume. The fuel gage defaults to E (empty) if:
• The PCM detects a malfunction in the fuel level sensor circuit.
• The IPC detects a loss of class 2 communications with the PCM.
When the fuel level is less than 14 percent, the low fuel indicator illuminates.

At the dealer we would hook up the factory scan tool to see if the info from the PCM is getting to the instrument cluster . How to test fuel gauge tank sending unit P0463 GM

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


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


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


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


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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.

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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:
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    Model Year


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    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:
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    USA/Canada


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    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:
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LEARN VIN


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Diagnostic Trouble Codes


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Class 2 Radio Messages


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Country Code


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Chime Volume


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Chime Level


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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:
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CAL


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CAL ERR


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CALIBRATE

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I have a 1992 Mercury Grand Marquis Ls with a fuel gauge that does not work (gauge may be reversed)??? help please.


The fuel level indicating system is a magnetic type system, which consists of the sending unit located in the fuel tank, an anti-slosh module located on the back of the instrument cluster, and a fuel gauge located in the instrument cluster. The sending unit changes resistance according to the level of fuel in the fuel tank, which varies the current flow through the gauge.The pointer position varies proportionately to the current flow. In this system, the sending unit resistance is low (22 ohms) when the fuel level is low and high( 145 ohms) when the fuel level is high. The pointer of the magnetic gauge remains in position when the ignition is turned to the Off position. On some models, an anti-slosh module is used to dampen out fluctuating fuel signals from the sender. Some vehicles are equipped with a low fuel warning indicator. The anti-slosh module will also actuate the low fuel indicator when the fuel level in the tank reaches 1/16 to 1/8 full.


Do your other gauges/warning indicators work properly with the ignition on? If not, check for power at the fuse panel/fuses.

If they do then partially remove your cluster with connector still installed and check for voltage at cluster connector and gauge. Check continuity of cluster and gauge for ground.

Sometimes the anti-slosh module (if installed) goes bad in the Grand Marquis but not likely.

Sender troubleshooting:
  1. Perform test with resistors as follows:
    1. Disconnect wiring connector at sender unit, then connect resistor between gauge lead and a suitable ground.
    2. Turn ignition switch to On position.
    3. With 145 ohm resistor, the gauge pointer should contact the Full mark.
    4. With 22 ohm resistor, the gauge pointer should contact the Empty mark.
  1. Perform test with fuel sender of known quality as follows:
    1. Turn ignition to Off position.
    2. Disconnect wiring connector from sender and connect it to test sender.
    3. Move float rod away from fuel filter against Full stop position. Wait approximately 30 seconds, then turn ignition switch to On position. The gauge should read on or above the Full mark.
    4. Move float rod toward fuel filter against Empty stop position. Turn ignition switch to Off position. Wait approximately 30 seconds, then turn ignition switch to On position. The gauge should read on or below the Empty mark. If gauge works properly replace sender, which involves dropping fuel tank.

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Fuel gauge


On rare occasions, the fuel gauge does not read the correct level which may result in a no start condition due to a low fuel level.

Upon further investigation, the technician may find DTC P0455/P0461 Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Performance stored in the ECM/PCM. Test it.

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my wifes truck has same problem, better off changing the whole fuel pump. the fuel level sensor is on the casing for the fuel pump. mine as well replace pump since you have to drop the tank anyway. before you order one, check on the drive side door jam to see what month you axiom was built. this is an important factor in ordering your fuel pump. sounds stupid i know but trust me. alot of parts for the axiom depend on the month.

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My 2002 cavalier fuel gauge is not working. It does not give me my fuel level. The dash light is telling me to check gauges.


Check gauges it is just to take your atention beacuse the gage it's indicating low fuel level that's why the light, but your gonna have to take fuel tank off and fix fuel indicator that is inside...
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Fuel gauge not working properly. Says fuel tank full when fuel tank empty


Could be 3 thing - the gauge on the dash, the wiring or the fuel level indicator in the tank. All three are not easily accessible - the best test would be to measure the voltage on the level sensor on the tank.

It usually means removing the fuel tank and start measuring. If its ok, supply voltage to the lead towards the fuel gauge. If the gauge doesn't move it's wiring or the fuel gauge itself.

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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

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My gas gauge doesn't work in my 2003 bonneville. What can i do to fix this problem, along with my broken gas gauge my heater in my drivers side seat is no longer working, i would appreciate any help thanks...


It might not be anything wrong with your fuel sending unit. Keep an eye on your other gauges. I own a 2004 Pontiac Bonneville GXP. All of my gauges have started acting erratically. It started with my Temp. gauge, moved on to my speedometer, and now my oil pressure , fuel level and batty volt gauges are affected too. Its a very common problem with GM vehicles.

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it sounds like you are getting a surge of voltage from your alternator/generator. Very strange.

the dealer can run a diagnostic test & pull fault codes or you can try this. If this helps, please report back & rate as fixya. Thanks. I am curious what you find as root cause. Good luck.

Instrument Cluster Self-Diagnostic Mode
To enter the instrument cluster self diagnostic mode with the engine off, depress and hold the odometer reset button. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position and hold until the gauges sweep (within five to eight seconds). Depress the reset button once to advance to each stage of the self-test.
Turn the ignition to the OFF position to exit the instrument cluster self-diagnostic mode. If no DTCs related to the concern are retrieved, proceed to the Symptom Chart to continue diagnostics.


Instrument Cluster Self-Diagnostic Mode Odometer display Description GAGE Carries out gauge sweep of all gauges, then displays the present gauge values. Also carries out the check sum test on ROM and EEPROM. All segments illuminated. Illuminates all odometer segments. bulb Illuminates all micro-controlled lamps and LEDs. r #### Returns to normal operation of all micro-controlled lamps and LEDs and displays hexadecimal value for ROM level (used when requesting assistance from the hotline). nr#### Displays hexidecimal ROM level and type as stored in non-volatile memory (NVM). EE ## Displays hexadecimal value for EE level (used when requesting assistance from the hotline). dt #### Displays hexadecimal code for the final manufacturing date. ###C Gas engines display last temperature gauge input value from SCP, temperature gauge will indicate present temperature. Diesel engine displays present temperature analog/digital input in decimal as a ratio, temperature gauge will indicate present temperature. dtc #### Displays a 16 bit DTC in hexidecimal format. DTCs displayed are those detected in continuous operation not during self-test. EnG Displays English speed value being input, speedometer will indicate present speed. m Displays metric speed value being input, speedometer will indicate present speed. tAc Displays the tachometer value being input to the instrument cluster. Tachometer will indicate present rpm. FUEL Displays the present analog/digital fuel level being input to the instrument cluster as a ratio. OIL Displays the last analog/digital reading of the oil pressure switch contact resistance, oil gauge will indicate present level. br Displays the brake fluid level in an analog/digital ratio value. bAt ##.# Displays present battery analog/digital voltage. rhEo Displays present hexadecimal pulse width modulation (PWM) dimming input. rhi, rhS, rho Alternating 1 second display of pulse width modulation (PWM) input duty cycle, SCP hexidecimal dimming step, output driver counts in hexadecimal. Cr RUN/START sense circuit check. PA, Pb, PC, and Pd Displays 8-bit hexadecimal value for the Port A, B, C, and D readings (used when requesting information from the hotline). PE0-PE7 Displays 8-bit hexadecimal value for the Port E0-Port E7 in analog/digital readings

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