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Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, SUV
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.
#22 of 28 Re: Gas Gauge works/doesn't work & "check engine" lights are on. [hansp]
Jul 15, 2009 (11:12 pm)
I had the same problem and went back a few times to the garage. It happened before 36000 miles so they replaced the whole dash display and the same thing happened. Then on one of the trips back a service advisor said that the sensor gets a build up some sludge for lack of a better term, his solution which has worked every time, is to buy chevron techroline additive and put it in the tank when filling up. I do this every 15000 miles or so and have not had a problem since then.
#23 of 28 2001 FORD SPORT TRACK
Apr 07, 2010 (8:43 am)
Gas gauge stop working and heard a thumping sound coming from gas tank. Took it to a local garage and found that the internal baffel in the gas tank came loose and then hit the sending unit gas pump assembly breaking it off the cap. I had to buy a new gas tank and the broken assembly. Price tag $900. Has anyone experienced this before?
#24 of 28 bad gas gauge reading
Jun 26, 2010 (11:20 pm)
1993 Ford Explorer 4.0 v-6 engine when i put a lot of gas in my tank my gas hand want to stay close to E and some of the time it do read what inside the tank but mostly close to the E allway have to get gas when i know their is gas in the tank and if i have to replace the sending unit would i have to drop the gas tank to the ground in order to change it out are is their another way to change it out
#25 of 28 Re: Gas Guage [intimidator317]
Mar 04, 2011 (6:34 pm)
i seem to be having the same issue. i deliver pizzas and i use quite a bit of gas. i have a 1996 ford explorer xlt 4x4 with the 4.0 v6. and i left my house with just over a half of a tank. and when i got home i had the same exact amount. do you think your technique would work? my check engine is not on and the check gauge is not on either. i have 120,xxx miles on it so idk if the 93 octane would kill my motor or not. what do you suggest?
#26 of 28 Re: bad gas gauge reading [socool371]
Mar 04, 2011 (6:36 pm)
i would have to say youd have to drop the tank. i have a 96 and there is no access pannel from the inside to get to the pump. at least not that i know of. go to a ford dealer and ask
#27 of 28 Re: 92 Explorer Gas Gauge [tom2rn]
Feb 04, 2012 (5:49 pm)
I seem to be having the same problem. Have you solved yours? If so do you mind sharing some info?. THanks.