Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Gas gauge not working

asked by on

My gas gauge is not working.

A: Hi there. Your gas gauge is connected to yo...

Hi there. Your gas gauge is connected to your fuel pump in your gas tank. It works off a float to read gas level which signals a resistor to display your amount of fuel. This resistor is called the fuel sending unit. A mechanic from YourMechanic can be sent to your residence for precise diagnosis, and replacement of your fuel sender unit if necessary.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Bank 1 too lean

While a bad O2 sensor can be the cause of a 'lean" fault code, it can be set for a number of reasons. A vacuum leak anywhere in the intake system can cause a lean fault as can other sensors...

Q: Limp mode 30 codes

Thanks for writing in about your 2012 Ford E-350 Econoline. Anytime you get a lot of codes for the same thing, it is common practice to document the codes and then clear them. After clearing the codes, road test to...

Q: My fans stay on when I turn my car on and my temperature gauge stays on cool and will not move up even when the car is running

Hey there. This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know, the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.