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Fuel Gauge Inaccurate

I recently purchased a used 2005 subaru forester (non-turbo). I initially noticed that the fuel gauge seemed to be dropping a little faster than what I would have expected based on the Km's traveled. ...
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Temperature gauge goes down when I drive for a distance, but is usually in the middle driving in town

My Volkswagen Passat V6 temperature gauge, or coolant gauge goes from normal (the needle is in the middle), then as I'm driving the gauge goes down in temperature (toward the cooler part of the gauge)....
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Gauges not working on 2005 Ford Mustang

The gauges (RPM's, gas, temp and sometimes speedometer) aren't working. It's a V6. Is this a complicated and expensive fix? Thanks for any help.
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Gas gauge reading incorrectly

On a 2002 Pontiac Aztec, the gas gauge is reading empty after filling it up. How can I fix this problem? It’s been doing it for a while, but would show fuel report sometimes until recently.
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2007 bmw 318i on red temp gauge within 5 minutes of starting

On start up is fine but within 5 minutes on red temp gauge, have checked oil water coolant doesn’t appear to have any leaks
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Temperature gauge not working

Had my thermostat on my 05 Altima which requires 2 different thermostats replaced. Every since after the temperature gauge hasn't been working.
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2013 hyundai veloster instrument panel not working

The instrument panel just quit working over night. Came out this morning and started the car but instrument panel lights and gauges not working. Any suggestions?
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How to know the volume of gasoline used exactly based on the mileage of a truck?

We need to know how much gasoline cost we're incurring per trip for logistics, but we need to run experiments on how much gasoline is used for every unit of distance. (e.g. 15L/mile), but the issue, ...
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Which tire pressure gauge can I trust?

My tires have a recommended inflation pressure of at least 33psi and a suggestion maximum of 40 psi. I have a bicycle pump which can read 0-160psi and took a reading and it read 28psi so I added air ...
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Why won't my gas gauge fill past 3/4?

I have a 2006 Nissan Sentra and no matter what gas station I go to, the gauge never moves past 3/4. What could be stopping it from filling all the way up?
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Which value should takes to show Gauge value, Fuel pressure or Intake Manifold Pressure?

Currently, I'm working on an app which should show Gauge value (inHg) of the vehicle using OBD reader. Which values should I use to show the Gauge? Is there any formula?
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Fuel gauge not working on 50cc moped

I recently bought a second hand 50cc moped, and the fuel gauge always reads empty. I assumed that it was the float sensor that was at fault, so I bought a new one. I connected the new sensor but the ...
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FZS600 won't start and gauges keep turning on and off

I have a 2003 Yamaha FZS600 that lately started to drain the battery while it's not in use for 2-3 days. I bought the battery in this year's February and if I charge it it does its job. Yesterday I ...
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Fuel needle problem

Fuel needle won't go at full even if the fuel tank is full. It stays in the mid point of full and empty. Is there problem in the fuel tank or the fuel needle??
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Is it possible to splice in a 2nd temperature gauge?

This is a 2006 Mazda6 6 cylinder. I want to install my Autometer temp gauge. Can I tie it into an existing wire or do I need to put in a second sensor? How do I tie it in?
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Electrical problems with gauges while fuses keep blowing

I've got a problem with my 2000 Corolla ... my cluster gauges( rev counter, temp, Speedo) as well as my windows (electronic) aren't working and the fuses are popping/blowing. My battery seems to be ...
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Audi temperature gauge not working correctly

I have an Audi A3 2001 1.9TDI engine code ASV and my temperature gauge has always been acting weird - goes to 100°C or higher and then drops back to 90°C. I took my car to a local certified Audi ...
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Instrument cluster malfunction

On a 2007 Camry why does the instrument panel work properly and suddenly goes haywire and all guages shut down but the car continues running fine. What's going on?
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Is there a difference between a cylinder compression gauge and an oil pressure gauge?

I thought they were the same with potential difference being the fittings, but in my Haynes manual they are listed and shown as two different tools.
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Voltage Regulator problems on a 2000 Plymouth Neon

So here is the jist of the problem. I have a 2000 plymouth neon, the other day during a trip the check battery light came on my dash. I was an hour from home riding at night so i turned off as many ...
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Diagnosing stuck temperature gauge on Vauxhall Astra Mk3/F

The water temperature gauge on my Mk3 Vauxhall Astra 1.4 (C14SE engine) does not move at all when the car is started - it stays at the bottom (indicating less than 70 degrees). I would like to fix ...
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2005 Chevy Impala Gas Gauge shows half reading when gas is empty

I have a Chevy Impala 2005. I bought it second hand. The instrument cluster was faulty so I replaced it with an old one. Now when I fill up my gas tank it reads to Full. When I drive the car for some ...
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Possible causes for a high temp gauge?

I have a 2012 Chevy Colorado with an odd temp gauge issue. When the vehicle is started from being completely cold (like freezing cold), the temp gauge immediately goes all the way up. This leads me ...
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Tachometer reading fluctuates at constant engine load/speed

The car in question is a 93 Miata, the tachometer needle fluctuates very randomly at random times (did it while idling and while I was driving). But the engine load does not change, it is the gauge it ...
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Fuel gauge very inaccurate and unstable on Mercedes e200 (Kompressor) 2006 model

Alright, so I have a digital fuel gauge indicator on my vehicle. The model and year are mentioned in the title. The gauge is rarely accurate and it jumps around in values randomly. It just stays ...
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Translating raw CAN responses into meaningful min/max/value

http://www.scangauge.com/support/x-gauge/xgauges-for-cansf-vehicles/ This website lists data reported by certain sensors. Lets take an example: Gauge = Short Term Fuel Trim Bank 1 TXD = 07E00106 ...
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Re-wiring Harness in Jet Boat w/ Ford 460

I'm replacing the wiring harness on my jet boat. It has a Ford 460 in it. The boat has five gauges on it. A tachometer, oil pressure, amperage, fuel gauge, and water temp. There is also a toggle ...
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2001 pontiac montana minivan- gas gauge does not work

My gas gauge does not work at all. How do i diagnose the problem, to find out if this needs a new sending unit or if there are other issues?
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Why do modern vehicles omit a temperature gauge?

I'm more specifically interested in performance vehicles. My current car has gauges for coolant temperature, oil temperature and oil pressure. The coolant temperature gauge is there so you can tell ...
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Sudden change of the odometer reading in Perodua viva elite

I have a Perodua Viva Elite auto gear car from December 2011. It was manufactured in 2011. The odometer reading the day before yesterday was 72000 but I noticed yesterday morning it reads near 61000. ...
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External regulator just installed and now there is a battery drain that kills my car

My 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee started beeping and telling me to check the battery. So I had the car tested and it said the voltage regulator was bad. The voltage regulator on these Jeeps are in the PCM,...
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On my '99 Grand Am the electric windows, A/C, dash gauges, speedometer stop working sometimes

Sometimes they come back on in a few minutes but sometimes it's hours or maybe a day and they will all start working again at same time. Other things like radio, CD player, cruise, horn, wipers, door ...
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How does Audi A6 C6 battery level meter work?

My Audi A6 C6 always shows (through MMI) that my battery level is 100% despite if it's almost empty. Wondering how does it work? Does it only checks the voltage of the battery? If so wouldn't it be ...
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Inaccurate fuel gauge

Is there anything I can do about my inaccurate fuel gauge? Today it was at the bottom of the red zone, and I put in 9.5 litres and it went up to half a tank, but the tank is 42 litres. I have an ...
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Accord 2002 SE Temperature gauge

I need a piece of advice about my temperature gauge. I want to determine what is wrong: my sensor or my gauge panel. I tried to disconnect sensor connector and connect it to new sensor, but gauge didn'...
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Fuel Economy Gauge Modification

I have a little digital screen in my dash that re-evaluates my average fuel consumption (L/100km) every thirty seconds. How can I modify this to increase the reporting frequency? Preferably, at least ...
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Is there a tyre pressure gauge that is easy to use?

I always lose air from a tyre when I try to use one of the type of pressure gauge that depress the pin in the valve as the gauge is attached, so I have to pump it up whether or not the pressure was ...
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06 Pontiac Torrent 3.8L V-6 temp gauge stopped working and cooling fans started running constantly when engine is running

06 Torrent V6 the temp gauge stopped working and the cooling fans run all the time when engine is running. I checked the relays and sensor plugs and they were fine, so I replaced the coolant temp ...
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Is there a way to guage when a 2015 Honda Civic reaches its normal coolant operating temperature?

Just bought a 2015 Honda Civic and then noticed that the coolant temperature gauge is not in the instrument panel. There are only two instrument cluster panel idiot lights dedicated to coolant over or ...
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What is the pin layout / labels of this oil gauge?

I have a veglia oil pressure gauge from a fiat coupe 16v. On the reverse of the clock is 4 pins, the top and left ones are labeled negative and positive respectivly, but can anyone tell me what the ...
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Temerature gauge goes to zero

Temperature gauge goes to zero when the engine is started. Very warm air comes from vents. AC nor heater are on. Outside temperature is 80. Is it safe to drive three miles to dealer?
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Bad dashboard coolant temp sensor?

In addition to the coolant temp sensor hooked up to the ECU, I have a second, single wire coolant temp sensor which is hooked up to the dashboard display. When the coolant temp is around 85C, right ...
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Why has my battery gauge on my '94 Ford Thunderbird stopped working?

Today the battery gauge stopped working and the needle rests just before the 0. The car itself cranks, starts, and sounds like it always has. However, there used to be this intermittent buzzing noise ...
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Can I place a mechanical water temp sensor within the radiator hose pipes?

I have a Mk1 Golf. The previous owner has put in the 3 GTi console gauges but didnt connect them. I want to connect up the water temp gauge (which is the mechanical type with a heat sensing bulb) but ...
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Honda Civic DX dash temperature gauge malfunctioning?

My 2001 Civic DX has a issue with the temp gauge in the dash. The needle has traveled to the opposite side than it normally registers on. Meaning it is pointing to the left away from the temp ...
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Tyre Pressure Checks for My Car

I know that checking tyre pressure is a very important thing before making long journeys. However, I have no idea how frequently I should check my tyre pressures. For example, If I travel round-trip ...
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How to repair a temperature gauge?

The temperature gauge in my 1996 Mazda 626 has been dead for as long as I have had the car (years). I never bothered to fix it because the car seemed fine. I recently had an issue where I discovered a ...
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1987 Ford Ranger fuel gauge not working right

My fuel guage will work but when it gets to half a tank it will drop to empty with in a few minutes but still has gas in it.
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Please advise on check gauges light on and battery gauge reads zero

Saw this thread while investigating what sounds like the same problem with my jeep. The check gauge light came on and my battery gauge bottomed out. But weird thing is, it ran fine. I drove it a few ...
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Tachometer On My Car Is Doing The Opposite At Warm up [closed]

The car is Ford Focus 2002 model. Ztec engine. 1.6V I'll go straight to the point. The problem started when I got my car engine washed (with water). I changed the coil, and plugs. It started running ...