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Do all rangers have crappy fuel gauges?

Maybe its just me, but my fuel gauge is horrible. I can watch it slowly float around from E to almost 1/4 of a tank sometimes, and sometimes it says I've used 1/4 of the tank after only like 35 miles, but then it stays at 1/2 for longer than normal. I know my truck is supposed to have a 19 gallon tank, and when its on E it always only takes 15-16 gallons to fill. So is it just my truck or do all rangers have crappy fuel gauges?
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yeah mine aint that great and its an 06', they float around too much
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yes mine sucks aswell
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every ranger ive ever owned has been like that. ive had a 90, 99, and now my 07.
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mine sucks.

but as far as it only takes 16 gallon i think there is a two gallon reverve tank or something like that
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you think these trucks are bad try pre-97 F-series trucks those are horrible
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All three of my rangers were awefull. My 03 edge, 02 fx4 and 03 fx4.
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Same here, mine is an 06 as well and last time i filled up my light was on and it only took 16 gallons to
fill up..
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Are there cars with awesome fuel gauges?

My 77 F150 is pretty bad, but I noticed on inclines and stuff it moves around, but isn't that expected with the floats that measure how much is in there?
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Mine isnt that great.
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mine does the same thing.

my old el camino was the worst. i cold watch it go from 1/2 to 3/4 as if it was just sloppin around water
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I dont have a single issue with mine. It will drop if you stop on a hill at a light, but it comes back up within 5 mins. I dont have any quick drop issues, or holding issues. And when the light comes on I usually put in 17-18 gallons.

Strange... Maybe my truck was built on a Wednesday not Friday or Monday...
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mine always reads empty, then put gas in and it will only take like 13 gallons, im like you son of a ***** i still had a quarter tank
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they all crappy but its just how theyre made
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Mine's just as bad. I was really surprised to find out I had a 19 gallon tank lol. Since the needle will be on E and it only ever takes 15 gallons or so to fill, I figured the tank size was like 17 gallons. At least mine is consistent, and I'd rather have more gas left then the other way around.

Mine stays pretty consistent until I get down to 1/4 tank. Then sometimes when I come to a stop the needle will drop to E, but then when I take off it will rise back to a 1/4 tank.
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mine doesnt do that mine is pretty good.

but the 07 focus sometimes i fill it up and it stays empty for 5-10 min. or if i shut if off and i have a quarter tank i will turn it back on sometimes and it will say a half it dives me nuts.
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My 03 Ranger's had a mind of its own but my 85 F-150 had dual tanks and the gauge worked perfect with those.
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my '01 does the same thing: drops down to 3/4 full after driving only 40 miles, hovers around 1/2 tank for a long time, then at E there is still 5 gallons of gas in the tank.
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Yeah. They ain't the best. But I usually keep it above 1/4 tank. So it don't matter to me.
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I think it has something to do with the sending unit because I have an autometer fuel gauge in my truck and it still does it, if not worse.
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no, mine works great!
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no, mine works great!
Your just special then. :P
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Mine does it as well.
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Your just special then. :P
i know, my mom always said i was special lol
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My '02 isn't too bad, but still not great. My '90 would sit on 3/4 tank for the longest time, then plunge down to near empty.

I used to have a '71 F100 that only went down to a quarter tank. Guy I bought it from didn't tell me, and I found out the hard way.
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