Best Answer

Bad Sender. Bad guage.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2005-11-25 05:19:08
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What would cause an electronic fuel gauge to malfunction on a 1989 1500 with a 350 engine?
Write your answer...
Related questions

What causes inaccurate readings in electronic oil pressure gauge on a diesel engine?

Most likely the problem is with the Pressure Sensor in the engine block.

Check engine light or check gauge on ford sport trac?

If the check engine light is on a malfunction that is effecting the engine emission control system has been detected If the check gage light is on , either your engine coolant temperature is too high , your engine oil pressure is too low , or your gas gauge is at or near empty

What cause a fuel gauge on a 2005 Nissan maxima to malfunction full circle and pin underneath the dial.?

It's a common malfunction with the guage. Basically it's a poorly manufactured part and this happens when it goes out. It will require you to get a new fuel guage installed.

Could something be stuck open to cause a temp gauge not to register cause the fuses have been replaced and also could this cause the check engine light to come on?

Most likely, the temperature gauge's connection is loose. It is usually on the thermostat. An inoperative temperature gauge will cause most check engine lights to come on.

What would cause the temperature gauge not to work on your 1998 Pontiac Sunfire?

temperature gauge not working can be caused by a bad temp sensor in engine, a bad gauge in dash, or a bad fuse

Why does my 2000 dodge Ram Pickup odometer show NO BUS then engine stalls but the gauge lights still work?

On a 2000 Dodge Ram, "no bus" means the communication network between modules has quit working. Any module on the network or the wiring between them can be the cause of the malfunction.

Could coolant leaking from a water pump cause your engine to read cold at the gauge?

No, low coolant would cause the opposite.

If a coolant temp gauge is not working will it cause damage to your engine?

An inoperative temperature gauge will not alter how an engine runs, but the operator will not know if the water temperature has risen above normal without a properly working guage.

What kind of damage can water in a car engine cause?

It can cause rust;Gas gauge malfunctions, and even mess with your cars computer. Not good.

What could cause the fuel gauge in a full size Bronco not to work?

The fuel control relay is mounted on the right fender, a foot aft of the battery. It is one of two cube-looking relays mounted there. It is controlled by the Electronic Engine control. Replacement is about $20.

What would cause a temperature gauge not to work in a 2001 Chevy Malibu?

because the engine in that car does not cool down

What is the cause of oil flow through the dipstick gauge during operation a td27 engine of Nissan?

cracked rings

What is the purpose of the temperature gauge?

If you mean the temp. Gauge in a CAR; it let's you know the temperature of the water in the engine Radiator. If the temp. Gauge is at, or close to, or past the RED mark on the gauge, then the water is TOO HOT which means that it is boiling and turning to steam and most likely to burst one of the rubber hoses that carry the water through the engine casing. It is very very unwise to keep the engine going if the gauge goes to the red mark on it. You will cause expensive damage to the engine if it is not kept cool by the water being circulated by the fan in the front of the engine. Just stop the engine and call a mechanic instantly.

Why is car temp gauge going up when your ac is on?

when the AC is on it puts more stress on the engine cause the engine has to now turn the compressor. which in turn adds more heat to the engine.

Where is the location of the check engine light on a 1996 ford ranger?

Check engine light : Gauge cluster without tachometer ( under the engine oil pressure gauge ) Gauge cluster with tachometer ( just to the left of the battery voltage gauge )

Why is car temperature guage reading cold whilst you are driving?

There are several reasons this could be:There is no coolant in the engine to trigger the temperature gauge, this will cause complete engine failure very quicklyThe gauge, wiring or sender are badThe engine temperature control thermostat has jammed open or it has been removed.

What would cause a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am's engine temperature gauge to not work?

Coolant Temperature Sensor

What is the role of the boost gauge in an internal combustion engine?

A boost gauge in an internal combustion engine has the role of a pressure gauge. The gauge indicates the manifold's air pressure or a turbocharger or supercharger's boost pressure.

What happens when a Laguna cam belt brakes while driving?

It probably knacker your engine. It will cause the pistons to fly loose and out of time. This will cause the ngine to be rebult, might gauge out your sleeves and crack your engine head. Basics! Lav

1997 Chevy venture gas gauge acting crazy?

sticking float on the fuel pump, or malfunction in the float

Can a faulty coolant sensor on a 99 Camaro 3.8 cause the heat gauge to max out as soon as the car is started and also cause the onboard computer to cut engine power like its only running on 3 or 4 cyl?

Yes, a faulty coolant sensor on a 99 Camaro 3.8 can cause the heat gauge to max out as soon as the car is started. It can also cause the on board computer to cut the engine power.?æ

What would cause the temp gauge to bottom out and stay in that position and the fan on the motor to run constantly?

The thermometer that reads your engine temperature, I presume, is damaged or broken. Without the gauge to tell your fan how hot your engine is it will keep running as a 'better be safe then sorry' feature.

Cause of temperature gauge going up and down on a 1997 Chevy cavalier 2.4 liter engine?

In my experience with my Chevy it was a ground wire

94 wrangler 2.5 What would cause an oil presure gauge to move from high to ow with the rpms of the motor?

Probably a worn out engine.

Why does the heater blow cold and temperature gauge stays on cold on a 1994 Chrysler LeBaron?

Most likely cause is a failed engine thermostat.