Mechanics

FUEL GAUGE INCONSISTENCIES

1996 Ford Probe • 6 cylinder FWD Automatic • 88,000 miles

1996 Ford Probe GT.

Inconsistent fuel gauge readings especially after making turns and stops. More noticeable after 1/2 tank. The gauge will go done and after driving will move back up a bit.

Consumer guide states: "The fuel gauge may read 3/4 full when the tank is full because of the fuel line return is bent and interferes with the sender in the tank".

Sometimes during a cold start, the engine idles a bit rough with slight sputtering, then it idles smoothly.

Things I've done:

• Changed spark plugs (gaped) and distributor cap - runs better

• changed fuel filter

• Replaced boost sensor - ran better

• Got a code for the MAF unit (Mass Air Flow). I cleaned it. It ran better but got code again after 150 miles.

• Added fuel system cleaner for a long trip.
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Lrymcd
May 20, 2011.



Sounds like you need to check and test the fuel sending unit/also the wiring


Rasmataz
May 20, 2011.
WHAT CODE DID YOU GET FOR THE MAF (RAZ THIS MIGHT BE YOU!) NOT CHANGIN' THE AIR FILTER. WOULD THAT MAYBE MESS WITH THE MAF?--OR AFTER THE 1ST TIME CLEANING, CLEAN AGAIN OR REPLACE IT?

I did check on a new MAF, that puppy ain't real cheap, at least you could get the core back. You might take a "chance" at a Auto Salvage Yard, at the "Self Serve" type, things like that are $5-$10
Install one of these on your rig. You will never be without fuel!

I never worry! I have made a few $$$, pulling them off, to gas up other folks stranded on the road! I always have lawnmower fuel!

The Medic


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CJ MEDEVAC
May 20, 2011.