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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:15 pm 
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The fuel guage in the fairmont has been playing up of late...
last friday i filled it up with 45L and it was only registering 1/2 a tank...and yesturday and today it has been moving up and down between 1/4 and 1/2 tank of fuel! whats wrong with it! also...how much would a new thermostat cost?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:17 pm 
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it could be the fuel sender... or it could be the guage... try replacing both and see what happens

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:20 pm 
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genuine ford thermostat and gasket/o'ring i could get you for about 20 bucks

as for the fuel guage? i would guess the sender first

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:46 pm 
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Well try getting the dash cluster into diagnostic mode first for a little deductive reasoning and observe the digital fuel reading to see if it is moving up or down erratically.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:06 pm 
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How did you reset your odometer? I thought that couldn't be done on the EFs and EL's - nice conversion of gauges, mate!!

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:07 pm 
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How did you reset your odometer? I thought that couldn't be done on the EFs and EL's - nice conversion of gauges, mate!!

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:09 pm 
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Yep - had a similar case happen to me in my NA Fairlane -replaced the fuel sender in the tank, also had the injectors cleaned as welled - was fine after that. My NL fuel gauge is pretty spot on - when mine drops to half a tank, I have half a tank left.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:33 pm 
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The odo wasn't reset, it's a new cluster. :wink:

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:40 pm 
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Ok then - sorry, my bad.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:40 pm 
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i'd say its the fuel sender, pull it out and clean it up, or jsut replace it, depending on how much they are.. :s
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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:50 pm 
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I say the fuel gauges should be like this now............

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:20 pm 
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I think a fuel level versus mortgage would be more appropriate.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:59 pm 
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seton005 if you watch your sig a couple times it gets sicking. its good but for some reason i feel like i am gonna chuck.
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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 12:03 am 
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the sender is the most likely problem.
if the cluster happens to be crook mitch, rip it out and give it to me, i'll get it fixed for ya.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 12:23 am 
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could even be driving style? drive it hard and your gauge will drop then ease it up and drive steady and your fuel gauge will rise.

 

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