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Old 03-07-2010, 07:56 PM
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Default Annoying Gas Gauge

My gas gauge goes up and down on the slightest incline. I park on flat land and wait a couple minutes a have a quarter tank. If I go up a hill I have a half a tank, if i go down a hill the gas light comes on. i never really know how much gas i have unless im on flat land lol. anyway to fix this? Thanks in adance
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:02 PM
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hah my gas gage doesnt even work, whenever i fill the tank i zero my miles. and wach them.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:03 PM
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also my older truck did that. but it was just cuz the gas would slop around in the tank, around the sencors. so it would think its lower then it actually was..
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:37 PM
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so theres no way to fix this?? lol
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:34 PM
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Does a 2001 Ford ranger have a gas light?
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:19 AM
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is it a 2001? it would be surprising if that new of a vehicles gas guage would be affected by the gas sloping around in the tank. I need a hole new sencor, and the only way i can get that is buy getting a hole new tank that has one in it. or according to my mechanic.
i would think you could fix it, maybe ask a mechanic if it sounds like a easy fix id do it myself.
i think its just the gas moving in the tank when your on an incline or stoping and accelerating, not sure how you would fix that though. maybe a new sencor, im not sure.
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:33 AM
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Mines a 98 thats doing it. Its really a pain lol, cause I will think im on E and drop what im doing to get home and when I get home I will have a quarter tank.
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:11 PM
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so theres no way to fix this?? lol
not trying to be a smarta^^, but until you figure out a way to keep the gas from moving around in the tank, there is no way to keep the gas guage from not moving around. I now own my 4th ranger and 2nd explorer and this has happened in each vehicle.
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:52 PM
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Does a 2001 Ford ranger have a gas light?
yes, the Check Gauge light comes on.

its top left of the tachometer
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:22 PM
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Happens to me all the time as well. If I'm driving down a hill, its on E when i have a little more than a 1/4 tank. You get used to it. I havent run out of gas yet, but I sure do push it. haha!
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:13 PM
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You will have to drop the tank there is a styrophome floater located in the tank to indicate the level of fuel. My 92 Chev Corissica was doing the same thing I dropped the tank replaced the fuel pump and the floater and it worked great after that.
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:29 PM
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You will have to drop the tank there is a styrophome floater located in the tank
They used Styrofoam? WTF? Gasoline dissolves polystyrene. Either youre mistaken or an engineer needs to be beaten....
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:35 PM
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yes, the Check Gauge light comes on.

its top left of the tachometer
i never had mine ever came on before. i just filled up tonight put 10 gallons in and it was on "E" i think mine is a 16.9 tank and it drives me insane that i fill up to early. i rather go once a week then twice. it cost me 30 bucks for 10 gallons. keeps going up. it was costing me 26 for a while now here we go with the ass raping from the oil companies!
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:05 PM
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Default Re: Annoying Gas Gauge

Hey, my gauge does the same thing. I usually go off the miles and the gauge. The truck needs fuel somewhere between 250 and 300 miles. Good luck.
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:33 PM
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Default Re: Annoying Gas Gauge

its the fuel sending unit. happens on 99% of the rangers. its a 60 dollar part.
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