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Size of tank and gas light question.

How do I know how many gallons my tank is?(2003 XL). I have only had the light on once, and it filled up with 12.6 gallons. I want to know how many gallons I can expect to have left once the light comes on just incase.
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when the gauge light comes on that usually means you have 30 miles left...
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single cab is 16.5 gal. gas light or check gage light is around 2-3 gallons
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10-4 thanks guys
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10-4 thanks guys
dont take my word on the gas gage though, yesterday i put 17.5 gal in my 19.5gal tank and the needle was above E and the check gage never came on
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check gage light and the gage are VERY in accurate but normally any where from 2-5 gal. on my truck
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every time you fill up reset the trip meter, and keep an eye on on the milage, that way you'll always know. and your know if you have a leak, or someone has been stealing gas or anything else actually
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check gage light and the gage are VERY in accurate but normally any where from 2-5 gal. on my truck
Same for my 02. Granted, I can admit to running my Ranger out of gas once. Pushing it can be tiresome, haha.
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I ran this thing all the way to E, and let it stay on there for 20 miles, and the gas light didn't come on. I am thinking it might be broken. I think that next time I am on the backroads, I will bring a gas can, and see how far she goes.
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I dont have a gas light
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I dont have a gas light


niether do I
I get kinda nervous when the needle bounces up and down in the red
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if you don't have a tach, chances are theres no "check guage" light.

my old cluster without the tach had no warning lights.
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i was just looking at your profile and it says you have a base model 4cyl, so im going to assume theres no tach.
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I have a tach.
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I had mine come on a few weeks ago on low fuel, the needle was below the E. when that light comes on it means your pretty much out of gas,
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i was on a road trip once and i ran out of gas cause i was waiting on that light to come on and it never did so i don;t wait for the light any more lol
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i watch my trip meter and when it hits 350 ish i know im almost out of gas i got 382.8 miles out of my last tank and it took 20.95 gals to fill it
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They will hold 17.3 before spuddering and dying...
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when the gauge light comes on that usually means you have 30 miles left...
I have gone over 30 miles with my 'check gage' light on quite a few times and still had 1.5-2 gallons in the tank.
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Hey guys. Just joined today.

The gas gauge on all these trucks is horribly innacurate. I drive 50 miles after the light comes on and the needle is pegged below empty. At that point I still have 2 gallons left. It usually will only take 14 gallons and as previously mentioned, it is supposed to hold 16.5. My buddy has had 3 Rangers and they were all the same. The extended cabs have 19.5 gallon tanks and he can only put in 17 after driving with the light on for 50 miles. I guess they don't want you running out but it would be nice if they were at least sort of accurate.
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I finally got a light on at 360 miles. At least now I know I have one and it works!
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