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Problems with my gas level sending unit

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by McJosh, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Dec 4, 2009 at 8:04 AM
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    So about four days ago, I put gas in it and I noticed that it didn't move. Last night I was driving and the light turned on that I needed gas but then slowly moved back to it's position and hasn't moved anymore but it's something I worry about since I don't want to be stranded. If you guys have experienced this or know how to fix it, let me know.
     
  2. Dec 4, 2009 at 8:05 AM
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    Sounds like iut could be a bda sending unit.
     
  3. Dec 4, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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    Is it expensive to replace?
     
  4. Dec 4, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    Not sure. I havent priced it out.
     
  5. Dec 4, 2009 at 8:19 AM
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    Oh, I looked at two last night and they were $28-$50 but they were universal so idk if it'll work.
     
  6. Dec 4, 2009 at 8:21 AM
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    I would get an OEM one. The sending unit is attached to the fuel pump, so you either have to drop the tank or remove the bed to get to it.
     
  7. Dec 4, 2009 at 8:22 AM
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    Dang. Sounds like hard work. : /
     
  8. Dec 4, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    And expensive.
     
  9. Dec 4, 2009 at 8:29 AM
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    its not hard. Easy if you have a second set of hands. Nothing to removing the bed. Just disconnect all the lights, and bumper lights, fuel filler, then un bolt the bed and remove.
     
  10. Dec 4, 2009 at 9:35 AM
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    Well I'm gonna call toyota and ask how much the part is and hopefully it's not too expensive. As far as my a/c and transmission lights not working, is that just a fuse?
     
  11. Dec 4, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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    Check all the fuses.
     
  12. Dec 4, 2009 at 9:38 AM
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    It's starting to sound like you have a loose wire or something. Your sending unit may be fine.
     
  13. Dec 4, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    X2....
     
  14. Dec 4, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    well not too long ago I got a dvd player. It used to say that I couldn't watch dvd's while driving so the shop guy took the cable that is supposed to go to the parking brake, and connected it to the ground cable. Is that what messed it up maybe?
     
  15. Dec 4, 2009 at 9:42 AM
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    Did the problem start at that time?
     
  16. Dec 4, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    I doubt that caused it, but a loose connector or shitty splice somewhere could. You could always try to remove that one wire from the ground and see what happens. It will help build your troubleshooting skills.
     
  17. Dec 4, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    well i left the harness unconnected to anything. so the stereo harness was just hanging for a day and I noticed the lights stopped working. (this was before doing any of the ground stuff) This happened to my brother, he did the same thing but it was just a fuse. Would it be the same for me?
     
  18. Dec 4, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    Try it and find out
     
  19. Dec 4, 2009 at 9:46 AM
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    yeah I'm gonna go get some fuses. I still think the fuel thing needs to be replaced though. That happened before I put the new dvd player or anything.
     
  20. Dec 4, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    Does the dealer do things like this? I took it to an oil change and that day i filled up but it didn't move.
     
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