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Old 10-08-2009, 03:52 AM
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fuel gauge issues

Left out in truck yesterday, low of fuel, low fuel light on, but had just come on on way home day before. Get to my parents a few miles away. Keys get locked in truck by my 5 yo; so my buddy slim jims it open. Now, on the way home I realize oh yeah, I need fuel", look down, and gauge is a little over 1/4 tank,(scratches head) trip computer says 25 miles to empty, confused now? So today I put 8 gallons of fuel in, with key off. Crank truck, gauge looks to be in about same place, fuel gauge still says a little over 1/4 tank, pointer is about 1/8-3/16 inch above the 1/4 mark. I come home, and disconnect batteries, same results. Now by my calculations, 8 gallons is close to what the gauge is registering, but the trip computer not reseting makes me wonder? Anyone else had this problem?

UPDATE:Well the next morning, trip computer recalculated miles til empty, still confused as to why the fuel gauge went from nearly empty to over a 1/4 tank like it did, then when I got fuel, it was in the same spot???? I think I will addd some more fuel and see if it goes on up above where it is.

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Old 10-08-2009, 10:06 AM
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those things are garbage in terms of mileage left. Just go by the tried-and-true fuel gauge.
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those things are garbage in terms of mileage left. Just go by the tried-and-true fuel gauge.
did you even read my post before you commented????
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:58 AM
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Ya and all I saw was you repeatedly *****ing about that garbage piece of **** electronic meter.

These gauges are more accurate the more you drive them.. in the city. Highway driving they are very inaccurate towards the bottom of the tank.
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Ya and all I saw was you repeatedly *****ing about that garbage piece of **** electronic meter.

These gauges are more accurate the more you drive them.. in the city. Highway driving they are very inaccurate towards the bottom of the tank.
What a freaking idiot, if you can't read a post and comprehend what is written, then keep your wasted responses to your self!
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:38 AM
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I'm terribly sorry you have the sentence composure of a ****ing third grader. My apologies.

From what it sounds like to me.. you are experiencing a typical Ford thing. Wait until you drive a few miles to see what the fuel level looks like. It takes a few miles to calibrate, and will read low or high at first.
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Calm down girls..... This is a typical problem on these trucks. Sometimes mine is empty and when i go to start the truck the gauge jumps to full or 3/4. I cycle the key a few times and sometimes i get out and kick the tank on the bottom and it goes back to normal. I always reset my trip meter so I know about how much fuel I really have left when the gauge decides to greak out.
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