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Unread 07-08-2011, 09:12 PM   #1
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failed emmisions...

ok so i failed emmisions for a DR-1220 defect number "The fuel tank level sending unit may display an inaccurate level" What is this? is it the fuel pump? need a lilltle help decoding the part I need to repair it...thanks

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Unread 07-08-2011, 10:04 PM   #2
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Since yours is a 96, this means you have to replace the fuel pump. The sending unit is a float attached to the fuel pump, and is non replaceable on 93-96.
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Unread 07-08-2011, 10:06 PM   #3
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that's insane ...

They won't pass your ride because your gas/petrol gauge may or may not be accurate ...

I would take it again and see if it would pass ...

Their machine may or may not be accurate too ...

They don't care over here wheather or not if you even have a gas gauge ...

Jeeze ...

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Unread 07-08-2011, 10:24 PM   #4
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Alternatively, if its like Texas, some counties do emissions tests some don't...take a drive over the county line
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Unread 07-08-2011, 11:11 PM   #5
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Chrysler didn't make an accurate fuel gauge between 1990 and now, even the replacements will often not show accurately or d do the chrysler standard random drop to empty trick.
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Unread 07-08-2011, 11:36 PM   #6
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"Chrysler didn't make an accurate fuel gauge between 1990 and now"

GM either, for that matter ... I'm old school ...

From slap full to 3/4's, it seemed like killer mileage, but from there down it fell like a rock ...

Well not quite, but you know ...
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Unread 07-08-2011, 11:49 PM   #7
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That was a "voluntary" emissions recall for 97 models . Apparently , they should have had it for 96 as well .
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Unread 07-09-2011, 08:47 AM   #8
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i know here if your cel is you want pass i/m test for 96 and newer until you fix the issue throwing the light off
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Unread 07-09-2011, 08:52 AM   #9
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i know here if your cel is you want pass i/m test for 96 and newer until you fix the issue throwing the light off
I went cross eyed reading that.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 02:08 PM   #10
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sorry guys forgot to mention that this was for a 1997 grand not my 96 I don't know if that makes a difference or not....
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Unread 07-10-2011, 02:23 PM   #11
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"Chrysler didn't make an accurate fuel gauge between 1990 and now"

GM either, for that matter ... I'm old school ...

From slap full to 3/4's, it seemed like killer mileage, but from there down it fell like a rock ...

Well not quite, but you know ...
I hear ya mine is dang good on gas but the second it hits the 8th mark below 1/4 it drops like a rock
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Unread 07-10-2011, 04:47 PM   #12
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sorry guys forgot to mention that this was for a 1997 grand not my 96 I don't know if that makes a difference or not....
It does, the 97's have a replaceable float, but I'd say try to have it retested elsewhere first since like has been mentioned here Chrysler doesn't make accurate gas gauges.

Mine for instance is rock-solid about when its full on gas, or running on empty. In between its anyone's guess.
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