Q: Fuel and temperature gauges broken

asked by on February 12, 2016

The fuel gauge and temperature gauge are not working.

Hello. There are a couple of reasons why this could be happening. One being that the instrument cluster is malfunctioning where the fuel gauge and temperature gauge are located. There is a circuit board on the back of your instrument cluster and the circuits to those gauges could be burnt out. Another reason could be that the fuel pump float and/or coolant sensor is not working properly. If these are not working properly, it could cause the fuel gauge and temperature gauge to also not work properly. If you need assistance, I would have a certified mechanic inspect your vehicles gauges to determine what repairs are needed.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing


Experienced Mechanic?

Earn up to $70/hr

What others are asking

I've been hearing this strange low pitched "womp womp" sound, I turn left it goes away. I turn right it gets worse.

What you are describing sounds like a wheel bearing that may be starting to fail. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface...

Can a bad neutral safety switch affect shifting?

Hi There, It sounds like you may have a problem with the neutral safety switch. Your vehicle has a neutral safety switch that will prevent the vehicle from starting when it is in any gear position other than park or...

I have a 2002 Acura tl 3.2, what can cause the car to do this? Hesitates and then surges con't without my foot on gas pedal.

First check to see if any OBD-II codes have set. A real time scanner can be used to check the operation of the throttle position sensor - TPS. TPS faults are a common cause of the symptoms you are describing....

Can control arm replacement cause axle to break?

If care for the surrounding components is not taken during the service, a tool can slip and cause damage to the cv axle boot and cause the boot to leak grease while driving, but it would take a lot of...

Car stalls while driving. It will start up after about 10 minutes.

Hi There, What you are describing sounds like an ignition coil pack that may be failing. Ignition coils are prone to this type of erratic functioning or heat cycling when they are beginning to fail due to the temperature fluctuations...

I had no oil in the differential and now there is a loud knocking sound from the transmission. Difficult to go into gears. What ne

If there was no or little oil, that means you had, and still have, a leak probably through a seal or gasket- although sometimes differential or transmission cases can crack and leak that way, too. Knocking sounds of course signify...

Oil or some sort of black sludge covering CV axle, control arm, etc.

After looking at the pictures you took, it looks to me like the inner axle boot has been slinging out grease from the CV joint. I recommend you clean off the inner CV boot and look for a loose or...

Automatic window off track

Low oil pressure

Only a couple of things could cause this issue. Low oil is the most likely cause and under that would be a bad oil pump. The first thing I would do is check the oil level. If the oil level is...

Related articles

How to Replace a Cylinder Head Coolant Temperature Sensor
Signs of coolant temperature sensor failures include sluggish acceleration, hard starting, and a Check Engine or Service Engine Soon Light.
Buick Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
If If you’re in the market for a used Buick vehicle, you may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one is set up differently. Read on...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Towing Light Loads
Towing Towing is tricky business and depending on the weight you’re dealing with, it really determines what vehicle is best for you. If it’s light loads you’re looking at towing, we’ve put together a list of the top five cars...