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Gas gauge issues

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by 50zach, Apr 13, 2019 at 10:38 PM.

  1. Apr 13, 2019 at 10:38 PM
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    50zach

    50zach [OP] New Member

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    Hi yall I'm new to the forum. I just picked myself up an 03 limited with 113k on her. Hoping she'll last me a very long time. So when I bought it I noticed that the range said 0. Thought that was weird but kept driving because the gauge registered 3/4 tank. I little further down the road the truck shutoff and my first thought was it was out of gas. Sure enough it was. I filled her up with gas and went and directly bought a new sending unit for 113 bucks from advanced auto. I just got done dropping the tank and replacing the unit and now it reads full tank but it's all the way near the park sign. When I shut off the truck it reads 3/4 as the end of the needle where it should rest. I tried doing the TSB to recalibrate the gauge but no luck. Also my range is back so its saying 396 miles. I am stumped.
     
  2. Apr 14, 2019 at 5:50 AM
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    HoBoDanny

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    Maybe take the cover off the cluster and see if the gauge is stuck? Could buy a new cluster if it is.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2019 at 4:36 PM
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    50zach

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    I thought it was stuck too but it moves which is weird
     

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