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please help!! 1997 ford explorer GAS GAUGE --- and o2 sensors

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by Smith22295, February 16, 2011.

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  1. Smith22295

    Smith22295 New Member

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    Hi there, i have a ford explorer 1997 4x4 SOHC with 105,000 miles. recently had lots of work done, new tranny, shocks, tires, and more little stuff. Now my gas gauge is EXTREMELY INACCURATE. As i am driving it is constantly moving, overtime i brake it goes up, when i access it goes dow. Depending on what position im in it changes. I drive to school in back (3 miles) and i go from half to 1/4 tank. then eventually it goes back up to half. Its frustrating because i know i only get like 15mpg but i mean i can literally watch my gas gauge go down and it seems like im burnin through it like crazy! any help?

    Now here is the o2 sensor problem....
    I always have my check engine light on because eof the sensors. vie had it in and out of the shop a few times thinking it was something worse but its always just those sensors. They have checked them over and over and there is absolutely nothing wrong, so why is this light popping up? also one guy told me that my model only has 3 sensors but the computer thinks it has 4?? i don't really know but my main concur is the gas issue.

    If anyone can help with either problem i would be very very appreciative. my main concern is the GAS GAUGE.
     
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  3. Smith22295

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    anyone?
     
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    Gas gauge seems like normal characteristic of design of gas tank, everyone i have owned does that. What are your codes? Could be intake gaskets
     
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    I hope the gas gauge isn't really that bad haha. as for the codes i believe it was "bank 2 too lean"

    also this just popped in my head, id like to have that screen infront of the center consul that i see in some other explorers, the thing that tells you how mush till empty and what your average mpg is. any way i can get that installed?
     

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