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Old 02-25-2009, 09:15 AM   #1
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Incorrect fuel level on fuel guage

Last Summer I had my dealer replace my fuel sending unit due to a recall. Before replacing the fuel sending unit, my guage would only go up to 3/4 of a tank. After the unit was replaced, the guage worked for the first tank of gas and on the second fill up, back to reading 3/4 of a tank. I called the dealer and they stated that they did replace the fuel sending unit and they would charge me $65 an hour to diagnos my problem. Needless to say I didn't take it back in.

I currently have the tank off for another project. Any ideas of what my problem may be or what to check?

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Old 02-25-2009, 05:03 PM   #2
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Sounds like they gave you a bunk sending unit

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Old 02-25-2009, 05:05 PM   #3
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all jeeps have that problem.. just learn to get used to it..
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:54 AM   #4
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This is my third TJ and the only one with this problem.

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Old 02-26-2009, 09:43 AM   #5
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was there any kind of warranty of the recall repair that they did?
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:35 AM   #6
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They said that if they found that they made a mistake or the fuel sending unit was bad that they wouldn't charge me, but if it was something else, they would charge me for the time to diagnose the problem. I have alreally had the tank off, check all the conections out and everything look good to my untrained eye. I would rather not find out later that it was something simple that I could have done in my garage, after paying the garage. That's why I am picking everyone's brain on the forum.
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:36 AM   #7
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when my low fuel light comes on, i have approximately 5 gallons left in the tank

19 gallon tank, most it has ever taken me to fill up was 14 gallons.
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:35 PM   #8
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when my low fuel light comes on at a 1/4 tank i drive for about another mile or so and the stick is sitting on empty.
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Bump!

Anyone with any insight to my problem?

Jerry perhaps?

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