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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
2004 Saturn Ion $202 $76.49 $126.00 25% $269.99
2005 Mazda Tribute $209 $139.17 $70.00 15% $246.67
2005 Buick Allure $342 $244.00 $98.00 13% $394.50
2006 Infiniti QX56 $166 $40.00 $126.00 28% $233.50
2007 Acura CSX $167 $97.08 $70.00 18% $204.58
2012 Porsche Boxster $529 $410.49 $119.00 10% $593.24
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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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YourMechanic Fuel Gauge Sender Replacement Service

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

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Choeun

12 years of experience
180 reviews
Choeun
12 years of experience
Showed up early..finish repair rather quickly.. Thanks again
1993 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA - FUEL GAUGE SENDER - SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA

David

37 years of experience
7 reviews
David
37 years of experience
Well experienced, timely and professional
2008 NISSAN FRONTIER - FUEL GAUGE SENDER - TUCSON, ARIZONA

Joseph

24 years of experience
306 reviews
Joseph
24 years of experience
Personable, timely, professional & knowledgeable. Provided additional insight on vehicle fuel system. Performed extra work to insure optimal performance for repaired area.
1981 JEEP CJ7 - FUEL GAUGE SENDER - KATY, TEXAS

Dominic

25 years of experience
76 reviews
Dominic
25 years of experience
Dominic is very thorough and pays attention to every detail. He did an excellent job on my car. I would have to rate him as the best mechanic I've ever been to.
2003 BUICK CENTURY - FUEL GAUGE SENDER - LEHIGH ACRES, FLORIDA

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