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post #1 of 6 Old 01-21-2018, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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TJ Gas Guage isnít Working

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Good evening, morning and afternoon to you all! The guage on my TJ has never worked since ive owned it. Iíve never really paid any mind to it until recently because it never really bother me (this isnít the first vehicle Iíve owned that had a faulty guage...you learn to live with it). What caught my eye was, I was driving down the interstate and all of a sudden, the Jeep bogged down...just for a second...then picked back up right where it left off. Naturally, I looked down at my cluster to see if any lights came on and I noticed my gas guage was working! Itís happed twice now but only when I get down to three gallons in the tank. I suppose in the past year, Iíve only let it get that low twice.

My question is, is it the sending unit? Based off of what Iíve read, that seems like my best bet but I want to make sure itís not anything simpler before I drop the tank.

Thanks in advance for your comments. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-22-2018, 08:49 AM
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TJ gas gauges are notoriously inaccurate, although they usually work sort of. The behavior of yours is extreme.
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-22-2018, 07:09 PM
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I'd first suspect the fuel pump/gas gauge sender connector at the fuel tank on the driver's side. I'd disconnect it then flush both sides of the connector halves with either an electrical contact cleaner, or second choice WD40. Shake the excess out and reconnect it after reseating it a couple extra times for insurance. See if that doesn’t help.
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I had my old tj fixed through jeep because of a recall and it was well past the warranty period. Buzz by the Jeep dealership and ask.
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post #5 of 6 Old 02-20-2018, 12:49 PM
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I'd bet on the sending unit being faulty.
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post #6 of 6 Old 02-20-2018, 01:52 PM
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I'd bet on the sending unit being faulty.
Which is spot welded to the fuel pump housing making it not separately replaceable.... within reason.

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