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Unread 08-30-2013, 12:17 AM   #1
Tobroketojeep
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Fuel Gauge cuts out outta no where?

Hey guys got myself one of them zj's. 98 4.0 laredo, Ill be driving and the fuel gauge will go from half to empty then back again within minutes. Looking for a diagnostic..? any advice or remedies? much appreciated!

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Unread 08-30-2013, 07:24 AM   #2
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Do a search on fuel level sender in this forum. There are several posts which discuss it.

Bottom line is the the fuel level sender is part of the fuel pump. Bad fuel level sender is a common problem on our Jeeps.
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Unread 08-30-2013, 07:28 AM   #3
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X2 , and if you have to pull the pump , might as well get a new one .

My best recommendation is e-herko on e-bay . Bosch pumps , cheapest price . Stay far away from Airtex
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Unread 08-30-2013, 11:53 AM   #4
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Thanks guys I will be sure to check it out
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Unread 08-30-2013, 03:41 PM   #5
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One of these days, I will get a new fuel pump and fix this same problem on mine.

I have been researching it for a long time...procrastinating.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 02:39 PM   #6
Tobroketojeep
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Weird thing is that I replaced the fuel pump last summer...

NEW PROBLEM: engine blew up on the way to my classes this A.M. Woohoo!
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