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gas light?

Might be a stupid question but here goes:

I am just wondering if anyone knows for sure if my truck has a low fuel light? I keep trying to find out but chicken out in fear of being stuck on the side of the road.

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I can't think of a car I've been in where there's not a gas light...
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So...you're saying that I do have one??? I have let the gauge just about bounce off the bottom and it's never come on.
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there is NO gas light on a ranger......
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"Check Gage" comes on when you're low. At least it does on mine.
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Not sure on a 97 but on my 03 if you get too low you get the 'CHECK GAGE' light. You could have a burned out bulb or a number of other things. Also the Ranger fuel gauges are anything but accurate, so you may have more fuel than you think.
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Hmmm...I guess I'm going to have to fill a couple of gallons in a can and go for a drive one day to be sure. I have heard about the check gauge light but I have never seen it.

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Or you could just stay often filled up :-D
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When I'm almost on E a gas light comes on in my 04, i'll take a pic next time it does, i'm on full right now so that might be a while.
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I don't let mine get below a 1/4 tank usually but I have run it down to empty once. The "check guages" light will come on and a chime sounds every minute or so. Same as the door ajar chime.
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my 94 doesn't have one. not too sure on the 95-97s tho
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My 04 has a gas light that comes on.
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My '98, the red "check gauge" comes on when I'm low on fuel.
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Read you manual! It will say in there. At least it should.
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my 04 has it
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My 06 has a low fuel level light.

Also, if you have something that can scan the PCM you can actually read the fuel level. My autotap does this.

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My 2000 Has a CHECK GAUGE light that comes on
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Bringing up an old thread w/ a worthless post.... isnt there a rule about this

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On my 97 it says Check Gauge. I drove around for a day with the light on before I filled up. And it actually depends on what type of incline you are on whether or not it will pop on. I've had mine come on and go off within a few minutes once.
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its check guage on older rangers it is in my 98
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Rangers from mid-90's though 2003 have the Check Gage light (any combination of low fuel, low oil pressure, high coolant temp).

2004 up have a dedicated Low Fuel Indicator light.
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Rangers from mid-90's though 2003 have the Check Gage light (any combination of low fuel, low oil pressure, high coolant temp).

2004 up have a dedicated Low Fuel Indicator light.
Interesting. I ran mine VERY low once just to see. I pumped in 16 gals and never had a CE light.

And yes my light does work.
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Hmmm...I guess I'm going to have to fill a couple of gallons in a can and go for a drive one day to be sure. I have heard about the check gauge light but I have never seen it.

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Turn the key on and do not start the engine. Look for the light, if you cant find it. Its burned out.
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