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Old 03-19-2008, 06:46 PM   #1
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8 gallon tank?!?!?

hey folks,
this is my first time posting in here... i just got a 99 wrangler i4 and have to say i love it. i've always wanted one and finally got it. i've had cherokee i6's before and they were obviously a lot more powerful, but this is still pretty damn fun to drive.

reason i'm posting is because upon fillup, the tank only took 8 gallons! and this was from the gas light having been turned on for a while too! right away i thought either my gauge is messed up or maybe the tank is severely dented i got underneath and the tank looks fine.

i know that there was a recall for the gauge cluster wiring for this model year... and when the tank is full it says i only have 3/4. so i'm hoping it's that. or maybe a sensor or float in the tank?

i don't know, speak to me!

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Old 03-19-2008, 06:48 PM   #2
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With your 4 cylinder you are going to have a 15 gallon capacity tank. I'd look for your problem either in the sending unit or the gauge cluster as you mentioned.

Oh, and welcome to the board and to your Wrangler. They are a blast.

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thanks dude... this thing is a blast. the night i bought it i drove it up the front steps of my house to show my brother... haha... i can see myself getting in a lot of trouble with it.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:30 PM   #4
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i have a '99 4 cylinder and had the same problem, my issue was the dash cluster, it didn't bother me so i didn't do anything at first. but i swapped my factory gauge lights for some blue ones and when i put it back together it started working again.

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Old 03-20-2008, 08:32 AM   #5
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Just keep in mind that even with a 15 gallon tank, if you fill it up at the E you may get 12 gallons in it if you are lucky.
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:38 AM   #6
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WOO HOO!!! go i4 thats what i got and i love it... as a matter of fact yesterday these two jeeps were messing with me on the high way so i dropped down to 4th and burnt off it was a great feelling... i even had thumbs up given to me by two random people LOL!
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I had the same problem, it turned out to be the pick up tube on the bottom of the pump had fallen off inside the tank.
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:34 PM   #8
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WOO HOO!!! go i4 thats what i got and i love it... as a matter of fact yesterday these two jeeps were messing with me on the high way so i dropped down to 4th and burnt off it was a great feelling... i even had thumbs up given to me by two random people LOL!
oh, you must have been going down hill with a strong tail wind.
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:11 PM   #9
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With your 4 cylinder you are going to have a 15 gallon capacity tank. I'd look for your problem either in the sending unit or the gauge cluster as you mentioned.

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Not necessarily. My 99 4 banger has a 19 gallon tank from the factory.
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Not necessarily. My 99 4 banger has a 19 gallon tank from the factory.
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With your 4 cylinder you are going to have a 15 gallon capacity tank.

In 99 a 19 gallon tank became standard on all tj's so your 99 has a 19 gallon tank. I also have a 99 4 cylinder and it deffinitely holds 19 gallons cause ive put 18.7 gallons in it

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thanks for all the help and input guys! this forum moves fast! i like it.

i'm going to take it apart this weekend and see what i can find out.
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Not necessarily. My 99 4 banger has a 19 gallon tank from the factory.
x3, and mine has the empty light come on when I've used about 15 gallons. The most i've put in is 17.8

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