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#21 of 27 Gas Gauge works/doesn't work & "check engine" lights are on.
May 26, 2009 (9:12 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 27 Re: Gas Gauge works/doesn't work & "check engine" lights are on. [hansp]
Jul 16, 2009 (12:12 am)
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 27 2001 FORD SPORT TRACK
Apr 07, 2010 (9:43 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 27 bad gas gauge reading
Jun 27, 2010 (12:20 am)
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 27 Re: Gas Guage [intimidator317]
Mar 04, 2011 (7:34 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 27 Re: bad gas gauge reading [socool371]
Mar 04, 2011 (7:36 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 27 Re: 92 Explorer Gas Gauge [tom2rn]
Feb 04, 2012 (6:49 pm)
I seem to be having the same problem. Have you solved yours? If so do you mind sharing some info?. THanks.