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
How it works
Request a service:
Get a quote online or set-up a time to have your vehicle looked at.
Choose your service time:
Pick time slots that work for you, easily, online. We will confirm appointments and send reminders.
Get your vehicle repaired:
No waiting at the shop. Our mechanics bring everything that is needed to you. All you have to do is provided a safe area for the work to be performed.
What what need from you
A safe place to work on your vehicle:
No working on the side of busy roads, No working on unstable or steep surfaces. We do not perform repairs during severe weather.
Authorization from a property owner or management.
If you rent please ensure work can be performed where your vehicle is. If your repair work is being done in a parking lot or at your place of employment, please ensure you have permission to have work performed. We do not do repairs in areas restricted by law.
Are you in our service area?
Our services are available, on site throughout Michigan. Odds are you live near one of the cities we provide service in. These are some of the common places we perform repair services.
- Battle Creek
- Byron Center
- Comstock Northwest
- Comstock Township
- Comstock Park
- East Grand Rapids
- Forest Hills
- Georgetown Township
- Grand Haven
- Grand Rapids