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Gas Gauge Stuck On Full ?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by mavic517, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. Mar 18, 2010 at 4:13 AM
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    mavic517

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    1999 Tocoma: It appears it is stuck. Backround Info:
    I have not filled it up in many months, usually only put
    5 to 7 dollars in it......so the gauge was always around the last 1/4 mark. Last week I filled it up, and I mean
    filled it up, all the way to the top. The gauge moved up,
    all the way up, PAST the full mark. Now, since filling it
    up, I have driven around 45 miles, and the gauge if not
    moving.
    Question(s):
    What could be causing this?
    Is there a fuse that controls the gas gauge?
    Thanks for your help !

    Steve
     
  2. Mar 18, 2010 at 4:22 AM
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    Brunes

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    It could be stuck- but if you put THAT much gas in it- Might just be that it was that far past the top.

    I think I go about 60-70 miles before my scion registers any fuel usage when I full it really high.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2010 at 4:24 AM
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    mavic517

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    Thanks, I will wait intill I drive more. Is there a fuse that could have blown?
    Steve
     
  4. Mar 18, 2010 at 4:26 AM
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    There could be corrosion formed at the top of the sending unit and when you filled it really full it may well have stuck. As Brunes said drive it for awhile and see if it is just overfull otherwise you may have to drop one of the straps and loosen the other and try and jar the tank enough to free the sending unit up.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2010 at 4:31 AM
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    Thanks for the info. !!
    Steve
     
  6. Mar 18, 2010 at 4:34 AM
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    I got a 95 and when I fill it the brim I usually have to drive about 60 miles before it will start to move. I sure hope its not a sending unit....check the price if don't believe me....ouch.(My sending unit is bad)
     
  7. Mar 18, 2010 at 4:39 AM
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    Thanks for the info.
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