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Why did your gas gauge stop working?

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2008-03-15 13:06:52
2008-03-15 13:06:52

My gas guage stopped working on my 99 Passport. The problem was a part on the fuel sending unit, which is located in the gas tank. I had the fuel sending unit replaced, and the gas guage works again. - The electrical device that reads the fuel level is attached to the fuel pump. Apparently, a poor design has these things going out on a regular basis. Replacing the entire fuel pump is one way to get it working again. However, if you're cheap like me, you can remove the fuel pump and using a small screwdriver you can bend the "fork-like" prongs back onto the electrical connectors. It doesn't take much bending at all and more than likely you will not get a "perfect" reading, but at least you'll know how much is in your tank.

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