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Fuel gauge inaccurate after fuel pump replacement

Discussion in 'Stock 2006 -2010 Explorers' started by geosnooker2000, August 23, 2019.

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  1. geosnooker2000

    geosnooker2000 Active Member

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    I started a thread last week about my fuel pump going out. I had it fixed, picked it up on Wednesday, and ever since, my fuel gauge hasn't made sense. My truck went in the shop nearly full. I wasn't sure what would be involved with replacing the pump, since I assume it is IN the tank (could be wrong). Anyway, when I picked it up, it read about 3/4 full. Over the next day and 1/2, I ran it down below 1/4 tank, so I pulled in and filled it up. To my surprise, it only took 12.5 gallons. So since then, I have driven about 150 miles. At this point, my gas gauge reads slightly less than 1/2 tank, however, my economy computer says I have about 2/3 of a tank, I have 260 miles to go before empty, and I have been getting about 19.6 mpg for this tank. That kind of backs up what happened when I filled up yesterday with the 12.5 gallons.

    So is there something that could have been done wrong by the mechanic that causes my gauge to read incorrectly?
     
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  3. mike1045

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    I’m having the same issue. It’s going back in next week for the mechanic to try and figure it out.
     
  4. CharlieK9

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    Possibly the wrong float assembly connected to the sensor. Sensor assembly should have been part of the pump assembly part number for your vehicle. Sensors can be bought separately though .Whatever it is, it will require dropping the tank again.
     
  5. geosnooker2000

    geosnooker2000 Active Member

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    Did you get the issue fixed, and if so, what was their mistake? I just put mine back in today, but I question the guy's competency.
     

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