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Old 03-27-2010, 10:35 PM
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2002 Explorer erratic fuel gauge Please Help!!!!

Hi, my wife 2002 Explorer start to give me a lot of problems, last week we fill the fuel tank completly, next day start with erratic readings needle goes down and up, sometimes read empty sometimes half tank, i dont know where to start to verify if someone can direct me going to be apreciate. TX
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Sounds like the float in the tank is bad which would require dropping the tank and replacing the unit. I suppose it could be the gauge itself, but the sporatic reading problem you describe usually means the float.
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OMG, can you tell me where i can find a guide how to take down the tank or any idea if i have to buy the complete unit or i can buy the float separetly,TX.
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OMG, can you tell me where i can find a guide how to take down the tank or any idea if i have to buy the complete unit or i can buy the float separetly,TX.
Before dropping the tank, I would check the tank electrical ground and gauge wire for continuity.
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if it moves up and down randomly, its more often a loose or broken wire than the float/ switch.
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TX for the advice guys i going to verify on the weekend, for loose cables or connectors prior to take down the tank and post results as always TX for the advice.
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All my fuel guages read erratically when i park on inclines, off by as much as 3/8 tank reading. Are you on level ground?
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