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bboozer

Fuel Guage issues

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bboozer

Has anyone had issues with their fuel Guage not reading accurately? Mine is acting weird (2007 Wakesetter VLX) I can fill it up at the gas station and I know that it's full and the Guage reads less than 3/4 of a tank. And occasionally it might seem to read what might be accurate, but then goes back to reading way off... Thankfully we really never ha e to worry about burning a whole tank in a weekend, but it would be nice to know exactly how much we really have in the tank

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justgary

It is fairly common for fuel senders to go bad. Search here for several threads on the topic.

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electricjohn

The reed switches in the sender seem to have a 10 year lifespan. Just tested my old sender and 8 out of the 10 reed switches were bad or intermittent.

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wolfgang

How do you test the reed switches!??

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Roush611

Its your sending unit more than likely.  Pretty easy and cheap fix. 

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electricjohn
On ‎5‎/‎26‎/‎2017 at 3:43 PM, wolfgang said:

How do you test the reed switches!??

With an ohm meter.  The readings should change in increments about 8 times as you slowly slide the float up or down on the shaft.  They should vary between 33 and 240 ohms.

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electricjohn
On ‎5‎/‎26‎/‎2017 at 5:08 PM, Roush611 said:

Its your sending unit more than likely.  Pretty easy and cheap fix. 

Getting to it is harder than changing it.  Not sure, but is the sender part of the fuel pump assembly 0n 2007s ?

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