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2011 4Runner ran out of gas

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by cbrannen75, Nov 21, 2022.

  1. Nov 21, 2022 at 11:39 AM
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    cbrannen75

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    My wife was driving her 2011 4Runner on the highway the other day and ran out of gas. The gauge on the dash read 1/4 of a tank and the digital reading said she had 60 miles to empty. Was wondering if anyone has had this issue before or may know what the issue may be?
     
  2. Nov 21, 2022 at 11:54 AM
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    lol wtf.
     
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    Any idea how many miles had been driven on that tank? I think it's possible that the float got stuck. Otherwise, I would think it might be a different problem. Did you put more fuel in, and did it fire back up?
     
  4. Nov 21, 2022 at 12:25 PM
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    She had a full tank before running out. Yes, I put more fuel in it and it cranked right up.
     
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    Doesnthe needle seem to track accurate until quarter tank? Maybe the that sensor is messed up
     
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    Sounds like the tank sending unit is in need of repair/replacement.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback from all.
     
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    At least it sounds like the pump is okay. :)
     
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    Lol. When I was dating my wife, she ran out of gas a bunch of times. Although I didnt like that she was stuck on the side of the road, I didn't mind leaving work to go get the gas can and get her enough fuel to get to the gas station. After all, I got to see her during the work day on those days.

    We now have a saying in our home... "half is empty". Might be an accurate statement for you.
     

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