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Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, SUV
Nov 14, 2007 (11:17 pm)
We have had problems with our gas gauge for our 2003 Ford Explorer NBX (would not register full when we just filled it, service engine light would come on, seemed to have happened more often in cold weather).
Anyway, our fix was the vacuum hose to the fuel tank was not properly installed, so the dealer had to remove the fuel tank and fix it. Ford called it a service adjustment and therefore not covered by warranty. I am arguing with Ford at this time, and have already filed a claim with the Federal Trade Commission.
I have a posting elsewhere about the Extended Service Plan too.
#13 of 28 gas gauge & abs
Jan 23, 2008 (8:56 pm)
my 93 explorer gas gauge read full then half then empty and back to full and back to quarter of a tank wat can cause it to do that plus the abs light comes on and when u go to stop makes a thumping noise and trys to pull to the right
#14 of 28 help me
Feb 21, 2008 (6:39 am)
i bought a 1993 ford explorer and the gas gauge does not work. the shop people say it will cost about 2000 to fix so some one plzzzzzzzz....help me!!
#15 of 28 Fuel gage does not work
Mar 02, 2008 (6:42 am)
I have the same problem with my 2002 Explorer. First I noticed a fluxuation with the gauge when full. Now I have a check gauge light and the gauge does not work at all. The dealer said to put two bottles of Chevron techtron in it the clean the sulfur from the level indacator in the gas tank. That was 200 miles ago and still no help. Dealer wants close to $700 dollars to replace the whole unit in the Tank. However I am told that is not nessasary. You can replace just the level indicator if you go to the web or some parts store do stock them as well. I have not done this yet, but intend to do so when the weather here in Michigan warms up.
#16 of 28 Re: 04 ford explorer gas gauge doesnt work & whistleling noise [jlwestbrock]
Mar 24, 2008 (5:12 pm)
I had a similar problem with my '97 Explorer. I was getting erratic gas readings and dropped my gas tank to find out that the Fuel pump arm had come looose from the mounting. I also found out that the fuel line in the tank (rubber) had ruptured. I changed the line, the screen and put screws to hold it in place.
May 03, 2008 (6:35 am)
We have a 93 also. Our gas gauge never worked. The other day, we had to install a new fuel pump. The notches for Full,3/4,1/2 1/4, on the old 1 were worn down. Got the new pump in.. Works like a charm.
May 03, 2008 (7:03 am)
Now here's the problem.. We put a new fuel pump in because we kept blowing 30 and 60 amp fuses for the fuel pump, causing the vehicle to not crank up. The pump seemed really loud too. Anyways, we put in a new pump, new fuel filter. Worked great .. for about a week!! Yesterday I was driving down the road, the Explorer started acting like it was starving for fuel ( Just put 30 bucks worth in) it was cutting out. Finally, it just shut off. I can't get it started. The fuse is not blown and the fuel pump relay is brand new also. We did notice that after the new fuel pump, that the sound of it was WAY less audible. However, now we don't hear it all when we try to crank it up. Maybe a defective fuel pump, or something else?? Any suggestions?
#19 of 28 92 Explorer Gas Gauge
Jun 07, 2008 (6:46 pm)
I have a 92 Explorer with the 4.0 liter engine and auto transmission. The fuel gauge has stopped working properly. It reads empty no matter what the amount of fuel is (most of the time). It will sometimes read there is fuel with the ignition off (about half a tank). If I turn the ignition on (without starting) it drops back to empty. Today I disconnected the pump/sending unit from the main cable and the gauge went to full without power. What I thought was a bad sending unit appears not to be the problem. What else should I look for. I don't understand why it went to full without power (a short?). I was attempting to ground the wire to the gauge to see if it would move to the full position. Thanks
Jun 12, 2008 (10:11 am)
From our experience... Ours did the same exact thing. Once we replaced the fuel pump w/ a new sending unit in it... worked like magic everytime.
#21 of 28 Gas Gauge works/doesn't work & "check engine" lights are on.
May 26, 2009 (8:12 am)
I have a 2004 Ford Explorer with 48537 miles in it. I purchased it May 2006 and never had problems with it until now. I filled up my tank last Friday, 5/22/2009. The next day, Saturday, I drove to the grocery store and noticed that my "check gage" red light was on and my gas gauge was on empty. I obviously have plenty of gas so running out of gas was not an issue. As I headed straight back to my house, the red light turned off and my gas gauge started working again. This actually happened about 3 times that day.
The morning after Memorial Day, I went to work and again my "check gage" red light was on and so was my "check engine" light. Instead of heading to work, I went to a Ford Dealearship and have them diagnose why this is happening. Mind you, the gas gauge was working just fine as I arrived the dealership but my "check engine" light was still on. The service advisor came back to me after almost 2 hours of waiting at the lounge (thank goodness for the ESPN sports channel) and he told me I need a Fuel Pump Module and it will run me $1,064.37.
Shock as I was about how much it will cost me for them to repair it, I declined the repair and went straight to my workplace. I was skeptical about the cost of repair so I am seeking a second opinion from anyone who can give me some light to this sort of problem. Thanks in advance for your comments.