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2003 Taurus Fuel Gauge Always Empty

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tekjones83
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2003 Taurus Fuel Gauge Always Empty

Post by tekjones83 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:04 pm

On my 2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L V6 my fuel gauge is always staying below E and fuel light stays on and sometimes in a blue moon it will work for a few minutes but then drop off and all the other gauges work great by the way and the previous owner said he had the tank dropped and replaced the sending unit but I don't know if it has been done or not :L so any ideas would be appreciated?


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Re: 2003 Taurus Fuel Gauge Always Empty

Post by mdmford93 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:31 pm

Sounds like the float on the pump isn’t working correctly. I’m not 100% sure but I think that they don’t come off so you’ll have to buy a new pump but don’t take my word for it. I had to replace my pump in my 05 and it came with the float. Didn’t look like it came apart.

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Re: 2003 Taurus Fuel Gauge Always Empty

Post by tekjones83 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:03 pm

O ok cool and thank you for responding i just hope I wouldn't have to drop the tank but it looks that way lol

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Re: 2003 Taurus Fuel Gauge Always Empty

Post by mdmford93 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:55 pm

Or you can do what I did and take out the back seat and cut hole above the pump and pull it out then bend metal back over after you’re done.

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Re: 2003 Taurus Fuel Gauge Always Empty

Post by tekjones83 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:14 am

Sounds awesome i will do that instead lol

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Re: 2003 Taurus Fuel Gauge Always Empty

Post by Webmaster » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:56 pm

If you do, make sure you seal the metal hole air tight so you don't get moisture or exhaust fumes coming up through there.
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Re: 2003 Taurus Fuel Gauge Always Empty

Post by tekjones83 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:24 am

O yea lol

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Re: 2003 Taurus Fuel Gauge Always Empty

Post by tekjones83 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:24 am

Anybody got a pic of that

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