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Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, SUV
#8 of 28 Re: Gas Guage [intimidator317]
Mar 09, 2007 (11:08 am)
the fuel level sender may be faulty
#9 of 28 Re: Gas Guage [cocobutter]
Mar 09, 2007 (4:30 pm)
Thanks for the information...
fixed it myself...cheap!!!
I bought a bottle of Chevron Techron
synthetic fuel system cleaner
and filled up with 93 octane gas...
I swear I didn't drive 5 miles...
I drove for 5 minutes...let it sit for a few hours
then drove it a few more minutes
and the check engine light went off
and has not come back on since...
over a hundred miles and good to go...
I went back and bought more cleaner for all my cars...
it was buy one 12 oz bottle and get one free
at advance auto parts!!!
I spent like $35 total and like 30 minutes time
to fix a $600 problem...
If I have to do that every year until I sell it I will...
not to mention everything else in the fuel system is getting cleaned and might improve mileage and performance!!!
Ford's $600 solution would have only turned the check engine light off...
I am also replacing the fuel filter this weekend...
$7 for Purolator filter..Ford wants $17 for Motorcraft!!!
they are probable made in the same plant in China!!!
#10 of 28 Re: Gas Guage [cocobutter]
Aug 19, 2007 (10:42 am)
We got a 2005 Ford XLT yesterday,not more than 5 hours after we got it; it suddenly registered no gas, after I had just filled it up 1 hour before and the light saying serivice engine soon came on. Well we read up on that and noticed on the service engine light we could unhook the negative connection on the battery for a few minutes and reconnect and then the light stopped, and it has stayed off. But the non-digital gas gauge still shows no gas. Any ideas
#11 of 28 Re: Gas Guage [mschmal]
Oct 06, 2007 (9:56 am)
I've notice since 2 weeks ago that my ford explorer sport trac 01 is making a whistle sound around the gas tank area, it only does it when the engine is running, if I turn the car off it stops also if I have the key switch on (engine off) it stops.
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.