The Aztek has been running like a champ. No problems what so ever. During the last cold snap in Michigan the fuel gauge started working a little funny. Like reading too much gas (more than expected) or too little gas (less then expected) but it would eventually read right once the car got warm. That lasted 2 or 3 days. Now the gauge goes from full to empty in a flash.
Now I use the mileage trip to tell how much gas I have. No problem in the short term.
Now the question.
Is this because of the fuel level sensor? Do they tend to fail quickly like that?
I understand this is a common problem, but I thought they lingered for a while before totally failing. I understand the brushes that make the contact to the float tend to ware out and cause the gauge to mis-read, like not all the way full or not empty.
The way this one failed leads me to the question. Is this normal?
have the same problem?
Monday, December 20th, 2010 AT 3:43 PM