Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161208-83728-qdutm3js:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-83728-qdutm3js:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-83728-qdutm3js:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161208-83728-qdutm3js:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161208-83728-qdutm3js:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161208-83728-qdutm3js:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-83728-qdutm3js:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-83728-qdutm3js:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-83728-qdutm3js:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-83728-qdutm3js:173:8

Q: why doesnt my fuel gauge show me how much gas is in the tank?

asked by on

When I pump gas my fuel gauge doesn't show how much gas is in the tank. Why?

My car has 178000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: There are 3 components, and wiring involved...

There are 3 components, and wiring involved in a fuel gauge on your car. There is a fuel level sensor, also called a sending unit, the PCM (main engine computer) and the instrument panel.

The fuel level sensor is mounted in the fuel tank aside the fuel pump. It is the most likely part to cause your issue. Wires go from it to the PCM, and the PCM communicates the fuel level to the fuel gauge in the cluster. Any one of these parts, or wiring, can cause the gauge not to work. The problem will need to be diagnosed, and the repair made. If you would like a quote, consider YourMechanic. We come to 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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Dash lights and gauges going on and off

Hey there. A problem like this is usually caused by some sort of electrical fault, be it in a switch, perhaps a fuse, or even wiring. As electrical problems can sometimes be difficult to diagnose, I would recommend having the...

Q: Oil leak after running over curb

Hi. It sounds like you may have a leak in your oil pan or transmission. You could have hit one or both of those when you hit the curb. If any leaks are existing, the oil pan or transmission would...

Q: A/C is going crazy. The reading of the "outside temperature" resets itself. 2004 Land Cruiser

Hello - most likely, the outside air temp sensor has been damaged or ripped out. (They are often mounted down low just behind the front bumper, which makes them vulnerable to all sorts of things.) When the sensor is removed,...

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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...