ok so dont know if this has been askered yet, but i have a '1998 jeep wrangler sport 4.0 automatic'... and my gas gauge stays on empy all the time i have checked wires and fuses and took the cluster out and cleaned it and everything it still is not working !!!!!!! i have done the test on the cluster with holding the buttion and turning the key off and on ... and it doesnt move untill all the other gauges are all the way maxed out then it only moves half way, but in the test the other gauges will read half way and the gas will go back to e....... some one please help with this it is driving me crazy!!!! thanks
I could to that but I don't always fill it up. Plus the whole family drives it and you never know who or when it was filled up last .. And I am doing that now but it ran out one time at 188 miles then the time before that it made it 214 miles so don't really know bout that .... Wish I could just find out the problem and fix it !!!
I don't think the screws are loose but I will check again . Cause I have had it out and apart looking at it and I even tried the pencil eraser thing on the brass strips see if that would help and nothing even bent the prongs slightly to make sure it had a good connection like one of the blogs says on here .. But thanks I will check the screws!!!!!
I just replaced the fuel pump on my 05 and now the gauge only reads less than half way up the scale. I think either the float level sender on the pump is defective or I somehow have it installed incorrectly. It's not a huge job to take down the tank if it is close to empty. Eventually I'll probably check the pump in the tank.
Current: 2005 Wrangler Unlimited - Past: 90 and 92 Trackers and 98 Wrangler SE
It shouldn't be an issue with the sending unit as the gauge is controlled by the cluster and the Actuator Test as Jeep call it has been done and the gauge doesn't work as it should during the test. That suggests a problem with the cluster and a loose screw was the simplest thing I could think of. It's also possible that part of the gauge circuitry is screwed, but other that the actuator test I know of no way of testing the cluster.