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fuel guage only moving between quarter mark before full and quarter mark before empty

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Gobu

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I have a Toyota harrier model MCU10 with the engine 1MZ-FE but my guage is only moving up to the quarter mark before full and quarter mark before empty. Why is that.
 

crutschow

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Have you made any changes to the fuel tank or gas gauge?
 

alec_t

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Damaged sender (rheostat)?
 

MikeMl

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Senders are a float on an pivoting arm that moves a contact (bronze?) across a resistance to make a rheostat. The constant movement of the car causes the fuel to slosh, wearing out the contact or the resistance element.





Looks like it is a common problem. Easy replacement, but sometimes requires removal of the fuel tank from the car.

I had an old truck that required a fuel sender replacement. It was quicker to take a hole saw and make an access hole in the floor than it was to remove and re-install the entire fuel tank... If you remove the tank, replace all of the rubber hoses at the same time.
 
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