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driving to work this morning, yes i work on sundays... anyway my gas gauge is on E but just got there. The trip says 315 miles on the tank. Remember this is my first tank filled by the previous owner. All of a sudden it stalls out on me and wont start. Immediatly i know low fuel because its close to E, but it hasnt been there for more than 10 miles. No light or anything came on. I did have someone bring me 2 gallons and I made it to the gas station and I put in 16.7 gallons on top of the 2 gallons already. Do our trucks have a low fuel warning at all? Is my gauge off?
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You should have had a "CHECK GAGE" light. It comes on for low fuel, high coolant temp or low oil pressure. There are usually 2~4 gallons left when it first lights.
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could this have been affected when i reset the ecu to get rid of the airbag light? maybe it cycled it off or something. Cause the light did not come on
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bobs your man to talk too..i give 100000000 credits to this man for problems hes solved and the knowledge he has!

IVE never got a light on my truck.i jsut know when its close to E its time to fill er up but theres usually about 15 liters left in it at E for me..
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i dont get a warning light on my 99'
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bobs your man to talk too..i give 100000000 credits to this man for problems hes solved and the knowledge he has!

IVE never got a light on my truck.i jsut know when its close to E its time to fill er up but theres usually about 15 liters left in it at E for me..
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I have a '97 XLT, I can tell ya that even though I got the "Check Gauge" light on my truck, I don't get a low fuel warning.

(Slightly off topic) I'm hoping to eventually build a circuit to alert me when it's at ~1/8th tank, just for kicks. Got the parts, just havn't got behind the gauge cluster yet to tap the wires and start experimenting with voltage levels.
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could this have been affected when i reset the ecu to get rid of the airbag light? maybe it cycled it off or something. Cause the light did not come on
Resetting the PCM should not affect it at all.

It's possible that the indicator bulb is out. Watch for it the next time you key up the ignition. It should show during the bulb check.


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I have a '97 XLT, I can tell ya that even though I got the "Check Gauge" light on my truck, I don't get a low fuel warning.
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i dont get a warning light on my 99'
According to the 97 and 99 owners manuals, you should both get the "Check Gage" light for low fuel. Maybe you're not letting the level drop far enough to trigger it. Mine has to drop below the lowest line near the "E" to get the light - even so, it still has 3+ gallons left....
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in my 99 i got a light that goes on right when it drops under the last line.
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Resetting the PCM should not affect it at all.

It's possible that the indicator bulb is out. Watch for it the next time you key up the ignition. It should show during the bulb check.


According to the 97 and 99 owners manuals, you should both get the "Check Gage" light for low fuel. Maybe you're not letting the level drop far enough to trigger it. Mine has to drop below the lowest line near the "E" to get the light - even so, it still has 3+ gallons left....
Also if you have aftermarket gauge faces {White face Gauges} The previous person might not have put the needles on propperly. But that is only if the gauges have been alteres.

I would go with Rwenzing's suggestion first.

Also with NEWER trucks ford has had a problem with the sending units getting too much sulfer on the floats sensor causing inaccurate readings.

Rwenzing Do you have the TSB#?
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I have a 04 level 2 and I have a little Gas pump that lights up.
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I have a 04 level 2 and I have a little Gas pump that lights up.
In 2004, Ford redesigned the cluster, eliminating two gauges and adding more indicator lights. The Check Gage light was replaced by separate lights for low oil pressure, high coolant temp and low fuel level.
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In 2004, Ford redesigned the cluster, eliminating two gauges and adding more indicator lights. The Check Gage light was replaced by separate lights for low oil pressure, high coolant temp and low fuel level.
Guess I am just tired I didn't even notice his is a 02
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my check gauge light is hit or miss about coming on... once i ran out of fuel while pulling into the gas station with no light and another time the light came on but the truck only took 12 gallons
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no flames please i'm a newbie but why does it say "Check Gage" instead of "check guage"
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^ prob to save space...

my check gage comes on once im in the red...
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no flames please i'm a newbie but why does it say "Check Gage" instead of "check guage"
Dictionaries accept 'gage' as a variant of 'gauge' but 'guage' is misspelled.
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