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Fuel Gauge Not Lighting All The Way UP

Happens on mine, I just ignore it. As long as its accurate down the range I am ok with it not fully lighting up.

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Old 04-17-2013, 08:41 AM   #196 (permalink)
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Happens on mine, I just ignore it. As long as its accurate down the range I am ok with it not fully lighting up.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:24 PM   #197 (permalink)
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Happens on mine, I just ignore it. As long as its accurate down the range I am ok with it not fully lighting up.
It first happened to me a year ago. Then I began to use some fuel system cleaner (i.e. Chevron Techron). It doesn't seem to happen any more (fingers crossed). You should give it a try.
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Had it fixed a while back and the same issue is back...
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:43 PM   #199 (permalink)
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So the other day I filled up my tank and I noticed the last full light was not lit. I was cleaning the windshield so I though maybe the pump auto shut down to early and I didn't notice so I swiped my card again and topped it off. When I left the station the top light still was not on.

I'm going to give it a tank and see what happens next fill up. If it's not working I guess it's off to the dealer. I scanned the TSB list and didn't see one for fuel level sensors. Anyone else have this problem? I know the 350's have it after some age but I only have like 12k miles...
Not to worry,, you are not alone with this issue. I have the problem, what I really don't like is at a 1/4 tank it is much less that it states. The issue with this is that that fuel pump is cooled bythe fuel and below a 1/4 it's really no doingthe job, it gots hot and will fail..
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Not to worry,, you are not alone with this issue. I have the problem, what I really don't like is at a 1/4 tank it is much less that it states. The issue with this is that that fuel pump is cooled bythe fuel and below a 1/4 it's really no doingthe job, it gots hot and will fail..
Agree. The fuel level sensor starts to get funny once it's below 1/4. I have personally pushed the limit to almost starvation. When there was 2 lights left, it should get you roughly 50 miles left to go in suburb driving (~40 to 50 mph with only a few stops). I filled up that "NEAR" empty tank for 18.6 gal. Pretty scary. Do NOT attempt this on the highway!
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I've always had the issue where the last light didn't light up every now and then. It started a little after a couple hundred miles but didn't really pay it any attention. Here lately though (over 2yrs laters) the gauge seems to have a mind of its own. I'll be at half a tank and drive about 10 miles, look back down and it'll be a dot or 2 over half a tank. It's really frustrating when it shows I have a quarter tank and I think I can make it to a cheaper station 30 miles away. I'll be cruising along, look down and my low fuel light will be on and the miles till empty will rapidly decrease.

Guess I need to have the fuel senders replaced...
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