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help fuel gauge issue and no gauge illumination!


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May 19, 2014
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fontana ca
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2002 explorer sport
I have a 02 explorer sport and my fuel gauge reads full at all times what could be the issue? I had pulled the gauges off and removed the anti slosh module and the needle dropped to half full and once plugged back in it went past full once again can it be that module? Another issue is the instrument cluster backlight does not turn on had all bulbs burnt out so I replaced them but no luck any suggestions as to how I can fix this?

Might very well be the sending unit in the tank. You can test it once out, but at that point might as well put a new one in. My 05 does the code where it suddenly shows empty though it's full. However it resumes normal operation eventually. Once mine shuts down I'll just replace the entire sending unit.