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Old 09-14-2010
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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?
 
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i think all fords do this fords gas guages suck...mine does it too
 
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Sounds like the gauge sensor or the bob in the gas tank that reads it.
 
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mine will do that too
 
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Mine does it as well
 
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Okay its not bad enough that it limits my driving...its interesting that it happens to a bunch of people
 
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every ranger ive ever owned has done this. However my 07 isnt as bad.
 
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My gas gauge does the same thing even with an Autometer Fuel Gauge.
 
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I cant stand the gas gauge in our trucks, I go by mileage on the trip
 
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just keep it full and youll be fine. i've only had my truck ding once while on e.
 
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I have never had a problem with my gauge
 
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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
 
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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
 
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i don't notice this in mine.
 
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Going downhill shows less fuel, uphill=more.
 
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Originally Posted by RentonRanger View Post
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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