The fuel gauge sender is designed to measure the amount of fuel in your tank and relay that information to your fuel gauge. Some vehicles use a separate fuel gauge sender, while others have it built into the fuel pump assembly. The fuel gauge sender does this via a float attached to a metal arm and a variable resistor. As the float change rises or falls with the fuel level, the resistance values of the variable resistor change. The reading from the resistor is relayed to your fuel gauge. Different resistance values will result in different fuel levels being displayed. When a fuel gauge sender fails you will typically experience:
- Fuel gauge reads empty when tank is full
- Fuel gauge stuck reading tank is full
- Fuel gauge fluctuates between full and empty
How much will it cost?
The typical cost for the testing and replacement is between $300-$1200 for parts and labor.
The cost depends on your specific make, model and year. This price range is averaged across all passenger vehicles. The actual cost depends on your specific make, model and year. Depending on your specific vehicle, this cost may be lower or higher. This cost estimate is for the specific repair listed and doesn’t include additional, related items that may require repair.
Here is what is included:
- Testing and confirmation of a faulty fuel gauge sender
- Replacement if necessary
- Inspection of related components
The Fixitfor.us difference:
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What we require
- A safe place to work on your vehicle
- Authorization from a property owner or management.
- We do not do repairs in areas restricted by law.
- We do not preform repairs in unsafe location or on unstable surfaces
- We do not preform repairs during serve weather
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