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How do I fix my gas gauge in my 1989 ford crown Victoria ltd?

The gas gauge is not working at all please let me know anything I could do to fix this problem.

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Nine times out of ten, it is the sending unit in the tank that is the problem. To check, use a sort jumper wire to ground the gas gauge wire to the frame while watching the gauge needle on the dash, with the key in on position.

Find the gas tank electrical connector by the tank. Pull it apart, and on the harness side of the connector, locate the wire going to the sending unit. I don't know what color it is, but the fuel pump wire is a pink wire with black stripe and there is a black wire for the ground. The other wire should be for the dash gauge's sending unit. Have a helper turn the key to on and watch the gas gauge for any perceptible movement while you use the jumper wire, insert one end into the terminal for the gauge's sending unit wire (this is on the harness side of the connector, not the gas tank side), and touch the other end to the car frame-you are grounding it. If the dash gauge is good, the needle should move a lot, usually will move more than half way, one way or the other. So if it does, you know the dash gauge is good, and the problem is in the sending unit.

If it is the sending unit, it is quite a job to drop the tank, pull it out from under the car, then pull the fuel pump and sending unit out. You might be fighting a lot of rust on an '89-get some penetrating oil. And look for the removal procedure in a repair manual. It's not terribly difficult if you are handy with tools...and like to get dirty. Those hoses on the tank have been stuck on there a long time. Good luck.

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SOURCE: 1987 Ford Crown Victoria LTD

If it was an old police vehicle it has probably got an ignition kill switch located somewhere. This will have to be removed. And the wiring put back to factory standards. If not an old police car you are not getting voltage to the starter which is a bad relay. Do you get a clicking sound when you try to start? If yes, have someone keep hitting the start and listen and look for a relay under the hood.

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Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a problem with an 1988 ford crown victoria

Remove fuel tank and replace sending unit.. May as well do fuel pump while your there, and change the fuel filter.

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SOURCE: firing order for 1989 crown victoria ltd

For the 1989 Ford Crown Victoria:
I do not know if you have the 5.0L or 5.8L; however I have included both below.

For the 5.0L
Firing Order:
1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8
Cylinders:
.......(back).......
|..4..|........|..8..|
|..3..|........|..7..|
|..2..|........|..6..|
|..1..|........|..5..|
.......(front)
Distributor:
.....(back)
[.]..5.....1
4..............8
2..............7
.....6.....3.[.]-clip
.....(front)

For the 5.8L:
Firing Order:
1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8
Cylinders:
........(back).........
|...4...|.......|...8...|
|...3...|.......|...7...|
|...2...|.......|...6...|
|...1...|.......|...5...|
........(front)
Distributor:
.....(back)
[.]..3....1
7.............8
2.............4
.....6....5.[.]-clip

Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.com!

Posted on May 30, 2010

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SOURCE: 1993 crown Victoria gas gauge doesn't work always reads full

Your fuel pump may not be working properly

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Firing order for 1989 crown victoria ltd


For the 1989 Ford Crown Victoria:
I do not know if you have the 5.0L or 5.8L; however I have included both below.

For the 5.0L
Firing Order:
1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8
Cylinders:
.......(back).......
|..4..|........|..8..|
|..3..|........|..7..|
|..2..|........|..6..|
|..1..|........|..5..|
.......(front)
Distributor:
.....(back)
[.]..5.....1
4..............8
2..............7
.....6.....3.[.]-clip
.....(front)

For the 5.8L:
Firing Order:
1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8
Cylinders:
........(back).........
|...4...|.......|...8...|
|...3...|.......|...7...|
|...2...|.......|...6...|
|...1...|.......|...5...|
........(front)
Distributor:
.....(back)
[.]..3....1
7.............8
2.............4
.....6....5.[.]-clip

Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.com!

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