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How much does Fuel Gauge Sender Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Chevrolet Impala $270 $80.91 $189.00 27% $371.16
2005 Subaru Impreza $226 $148.89 $77.00 15% $267.14
2011 Volkswagen Jetta $205 $107.28 $98.00 20% $257.78
2008 Ford Explorer $382 $158.12 $224.00 23% $502.12
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix $314 $160.03 $154.00 20% $396.53
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe $210 $132.86 $77.00 16% $251.11
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 $282 $100.49 $182.00 25% $379.99
2008 Cadillac XLR $1687 $860.58 $826.00 20% $2129.08
2003 Audi A8 Quattro $370 $279.24 $91.00 11% $418.99
2009 Cadillac SRX $457 $134.70 $322.00 27% $629.20
2009 Cadillac Escalade ESV $282 $100.49 $182.00 25% $379.99
2003 BMW 760Li $291 $164.76 $126.00 18% $358.26
2010 Lincoln MKT $470 $280.78 $189.00 17% $571.03
2009 Ford Mustang $197 $98.64 $98.00 21% $249.14
2004 Chevrolet Corvette $869 $78.46 $791.00 32% $1293.21
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Fuel Gauge Sender Replacement Service

What is the Fuel Gauge Sender all about?

The fuel gauge sender is a fairly simple component that is located in your car’s fuel tank. It consists of a float that is connected to a metal rod. The end of this thin rod is mounted to a resistor, which measures electrical flow. When there is more resistance, less current flows. A slider connected to the fuel gauge slides on the metal strip, and delivers current to the resistor from the gauge. If the slider is close the grounded side, there is less resistance, and if it’s at the end of the strip, there is more resistance. The fuel gauge on your dash interprets the resistance and indicates the fuel level with a needle on your cluster. If the fuel gauge sender isn’t working, you will get an inaccurate reading on your fuel gauge.

Keep in mind:

  • Fuel gauge inaccuracy may not be due to a faulty fuel gauge sender – something as simple as the shape of the tank can affect the position of the float and throw the reading off.

How it's done:

  • The battery is disconnected and the fuel tank is removed
  • The defective fuel gauge sender is removed
  • The new fuel sender is installed and adjusted
  • The fuel tank is reinstalled and the battery reconnected
  • The repair is verified and the fuel gauge sender tested for proper operation

Our recommendation:

Variations in gas gauge readings are common, but if you notice a significant difference in what the gauge tells you, and what you know is in your car gas tank, have one of our expert mechanics diagnose the problem with the fuel gauge sender and replace it if necessary.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Fuel Gauge Sender?

  • Fuel gauge only reads empty
  • Fuel gauge only reads full
  • Fuel gauge reads inaccurately or intermittently

How important is this service?

The fuel gauge is a convenience item; if you run out of fuel, you may be stranded. If your fuel gauge sender has failed or is working intermittently, have it replaced when you can. Make sure to fuel up regularly to avoid running out of fuel.

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Number of Reviews

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Jason

14 years of experience
426 reviews
Jason
14 years of experience
Very personable...knew what he was doing, confinatelly...found other problems, and fixed them...All I had to offer was a carport, and it rained incessantly, with no complaints. I would recommend Jason to ALL my friends. He actually fixed more than I expected and saved me beaucoup dollars over my usual Shop.
2001 CADILLAC ELDORADO - FUEL GAUGE SENDER REPLACEMENT - VACAVILLE, CALIFORNIA

Rusty

20 years of experience
242 reviews
Rusty
20 years of experience
This was the first time i used YourMechanic.com. I received OUTSTANDING service. Rusty is professional, explains what he is doing, and inspects the car for other issues. I appreciated knowing what items need to be addressed in the future (brake pads, power steering pump leak, and a couple of other items). He was on time and communicated via text to clarify the work I needed done and the symptoms of the problem prior to beginning the work. He fixed the problem (fuel oil sender) and replaced the serpentine belt. The price was very reasonable when compared to a shop or the dealer. I will definitely call on Rusty again for those jobs that I cannot or do not want to do myself. Thank you Rusty.
2008 HYUNDAI SANTA FE - FUEL GAUGE SENDER - MANSFIELD, TEXAS

Alex

19 years of experience
79 reviews
Alex
19 years of experience
Alex was professional and on time. Was knowledgeable and had experience with the issue I was having with my vehicle. Finished work in a timely manner and best of all, the problem was fixed. Thank you, wonderful job!
2011 DODGE CHARGER - FUEL GAUGE SENDER - GILBERT, ARIZONA

Chris

19 years of experience
1126 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Awesome! Great service and great constant communication. He knew what he was doing and gave me some great advice on other car items.
2005 INFINITI QX56 - FUEL GAUGE SENDER REPLACEMENT - IRVINE, CALIFORNIA

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