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Old 10-25-2009, 03:25 PM
Strummer Strummer is offline
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Default check engine and erratic fuel gauge - 01 Ranger

New to the forum! I have had a 93 for a while, but just got a '01, 3.0 V6.

The first time I filled it with gas I had a heck of a time with the gas cap, but think I got it on tight. It didn't click, just couldn't get it any tighter.

Then, the check engine light came on. As as drove about 150 miles, I noticed the fuel gauge was still maxxed past full. Sometimes, when I start it, it shows around 1/2. When off, it is at full. Sometimes, it starts at around half then jumps up past full.

I tried the battery disconnect and that reset the light, and now the gauge seems to work every other time. Then the check engine light came back on.

I can tolerate the check engine light being on, but the errratic fuel gauge is not acceptable. I'll bring it into a shop, but any ideas what the deal is?

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:34 PM
blueovelboy blueovelboy is offline
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wow sounds like a sending unit or just a bad gauge but i am not sure oh and if i didn't say welcome here i did now!
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