Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My gas gauge is stuck on full

asked by on

My gas gauge is stuck on full, when I turn the 2007 ford edge off. the gauge goes back to empty, when it is started the gauge goes to full.

My car has 98000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This problem is likely related to your fuel tank sending unit. This is a small float type component inside your fuel tank that measures the level of the fuel inside the tank. As the fuel level drops, the float level changes and sends a signal to the car’s computer which then displays the reading on the fuel gauge in your dash. If you would like to have this done, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to replace the fuel tank sending unit for you.

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: My car's gas pedal goes out and the car won't drive anymore if my RPM reaches the number 3 on the gauge.

Hello, I would start by extracting the problem codes from engine management and the transmission as well. You don't mention it, but surely the Check Engine light is on at this point. These codes will help determine a strategy for...

Q: Sluggish feel in gas pedal

Hi there, thanks for writing about your 1979 Volvo 244. First, you should confirm there is good spark at the spark plugs to eliminate ignition as a problem. Then, check fuel pressure for the correct pressure - it is likely...

Q: Horn doesn't work

It seems you have three issues. Any issue with a seat belt will require it to be replaced (e.g., frayed webbing, inability to retract or buckle, etc.) It's too risky to attempt repairs with something that important. The broken horn...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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...