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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-30-2005, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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New glitch-Fuel gauge showed empty, even with gas in the car

The wife called me today and said when she started the FX up, the gas gauge read dead empty. She knew she had at least 1/4 tank. On the fuel economy screen it showed 100 miles to empty. So, knowing the sometimes wackiness of these "technologically advanced" vehicles, and hearing my daily stories about crazy electronics in general, she turned off the FX and started it back up, and the gauge then read fine. Sure is strange.


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Mine did something strange as well. I was stuck in traffic and moving less than five miles an hour. The My milage till empty dropped over 150 miles. It stayed there until i hit the reset. I think the computer in our cars get confused when stuck in traffic. Does this happen anyone else???

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Did it again a few times tonight. The wife says it did it the first time when it got to 1/4 tank, and tonight once we hit 1/4 tank it did it again a couple of times. I'd come out of a store and gauge read empty, but it was 1/4 when we stopped. Finally I just drove some knowing there was gas in there, and slowly it crept from empty up to the quarter mark. Ugh. Looks like a trip to the dealer.


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Always does it now once the tank gets to 1/4. Called the dealer and he said he would order a new fuel sender. Kinda strange that they would order it before checking it out, so I asked and he said that he has seen it before. Funny that none of us has.


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There's a TSB out for it.
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I don't see one that for that problem. Only two for fill up issues.


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i have the same prob i guess i'll call now thats its a known prob

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I had the problem of the gauge showing empty with approx 7 gals of gas left in the tank. If I kept driving, the needle would actually start to rise again. I did research the TSB, which had to do with incorrect fuel gauge and recommended changing the sensors.

My car was fixed under warranty. Since the fuel tank on the FX is shaped like a pair of saddlebags (lobes on left and right, and over the driveshaft), the fuel is pumped between the two sections as well as to the engine. There are two fuel units that were replaced, and everything is working fine now. I believe that the TSB shows accessing the top of the fuel tank from a panel under the back seat.

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This is happening to me now -

I got in the car today after putting in $10 (just to get me to Costco so I can get cheaper gas) and the needle was pegged on Empty and the lil red light was on. The "Miles to empty" 123.

So I get to Costco - filled it up and it only took 13 gallons. JohnMax did the new part fix your problem??

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Yup the fuel sender fixed it. Its been over a year and all good.


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