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PAShooter 09-14-2010 05:50 PM

Gas Gauge?
 
So its not really a problem just kinda annoying. As im driving every couple minutes my gas gauge will read something different...Like ill have a half a tank left then ill drive maybe a mile and it will read like 3/8ths of a tank...Weird thing is it will jump back up after a little.Could it be a bad sensor or something. Like I said its more annoying then anything because i like to know exactly how much gas i have.

Anyone else have this problem?

djfllmn 09-14-2010 06:06 PM

i think all fords do this fords gas guages suck...mine does it too

Masteratarms93 09-14-2010 07:48 PM

Sounds like the gauge sensor or the bob in the gas tank that reads it.

steveo1271 09-14-2010 09:24 PM

mine will do that too

Outcast 09-15-2010 01:57 AM

Mine does it as well

PAShooter 09-15-2010 08:51 AM

Okay its not bad enough that it limits my driving...its interesting that it happens to a bunch of people

vista4.0 09-15-2010 08:57 AM

every ranger ive ever owned has done this. However my 07 isnt as bad.

My91Ranger 09-15-2010 09:07 AM

My gas gauge does the same thing even with an Autometer Fuel Gauge.

korey89 09-15-2010 09:09 AM

I cant stand the gas gauge in our trucks, I go by mileage on the trip

Masteratarms93 09-15-2010 02:57 PM

just keep it full and youll be fine. i've only had my truck ding once while on e.

off-roading grizzly 09-15-2010 05:25 PM

I have never had a problem with my gauge

Blhde 09-15-2010 09:34 PM

With a long skinny tank its hard to get an accurate reading due to ful sloshing back and fourth.

IMHO, check the gauge when you start the engine. Or have not changed speed in 5 minutes.

FF to 630 for my reference.

YouTube - Top Gear - Truck Driving Part 2 of 4

Blhde 09-15-2010 09:34 PM

With a long skinny tank its hard to get an accurate reading due to ful sloshing back and fourth.

IMHO, check the gauge when you start the engine. Or have not changed speed in 5 minutes.

FF to 630 for my reference.

YouTube - Top Gear - Truck Driving Part 2 of 4

morris 09-15-2010 11:45 PM

i don't notice this in mine.

RentonRanger 09-15-2010 11:56 PM

Going downhill shows less fuel, uphill=more.

PAShooter 09-16-2010 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RentonRanger (Post 1733045)
Going downhill shows less fuel, uphill=more.

I understand that...but its not when im on different slopes it changes. Its driving normally through streets and the highway. I would keep it full if i had the money too but i live pretty paycheck to paycheck. I am in college.


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