1998 Ford Taurus Fuel guage/mileage remaining

Tiny
LEEDEEJO
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  • 1998 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 83,000 MILES
My fuel guage goes from full to MT, and the mileage indicator fluctuates also(400mi-0mi) Sometimes when all doors are closed, door ajar lite is on and dome lite is also.
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Thursday, March 4th, 2010 AT 10:27 PM

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Tiny
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For the door and interior lights: Try this cure, buy a can of brakekleen and a can of spray white lithium grease, spray the latch area, thats the claw in the door where it closes, spray liberally with brakleen, open and close the door 5-6 times, repeat, then spray with the white lube, open and close the door 5-6 times. Reapeat on all doors...
This is for non flex fuel vehicle:
FUEL GAUGE INACCURATE (VEHICLES WITHOUT FLEX FUEL) 1. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Disconnect rear lamp wiring harness connector from main wiring harness connector. Connect Instrument Gauge System Tester (014-R1063) to circuit No. 29 (Yellow/White wire) at main wiring harness. Set tester to 22 ohms. Turn ignition switch to run position, wait 60 seconds and read fuel gauge. If fuel gauge reads empty and low fuel warning light is on, go to step 4). If gauge does not read empty, leave tester connected and go to next step. 2. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove instrument cluster. See INSTRUMENT CLUSTER under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION. Test continuity between instrument cluster connector C250 terminal No. 8 (Black/Yellow wire) and ground. See Fig. 8 - Fig. 10 . If continuity exists, go to next step. If no continuity exists, repair open in circuit No. 398 (Black/Yellow wire) between main wiring harness connector and cluster connector C250. Retest system. 3. Disconnect instrument cluster connector C250. Test continuity between instrument cluster connector C250 terminal No. 7 (Yellow/White wire) and fuel pump/gauge connector. See Fig. 8 - Fig. 10 . If continuity exists, go to step 5). If no continuity exists, repair open in circuit No. 29 (Yellow/White wire) between instrument cluster connector C250 and fuel pump/gauge connector. 4. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove instrument cluster. See INSTRUMENT CLUSTER under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION. Disconnect instrument cluster connectors C250 and C251. Check continuity of instrument cluster printed circuit between terminals of printed circuit flex connection and terminals at gauge. See FUEL GAUGE CONTINUITY table. If there is continuity for each circuit, replace instrument cluster gauge amplifier and fuel gauge/temperature gauge. Retest system. If there is no continuity, replace instrument cluster printed circuit and retest system.
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